Lady Pilots fall to Langston
February 06, 2012
LANGSTON, Okla. - Turnovers doomed the LSU Shreveport Lady Pilots on Monday night as they turned the ball over 24 times in a 72-54 loss to Langston University at the C. F. Gayles' Fieldhouse.
The loss puts the Lady Pilots into a tie for the top spot in the Red River Athletic Conference standings with Langston who now holds the tie-breaker over the LSUS should it end in a tie having won both games this season.
LU (22-2, 16-2 RRAC) have now won five games in a row after losing two in a row to Texas Wesleyan a few weeks ago. The home team finished with three scorers in double figures tonight with Kimberly Jones and Shontice Simmons tying for the game-high with 19 points each while Ayanna Jackson had 14.
Both teams shot the ball equally with both hitting 37% from the field but the turnovers are what won or lost the game. LSUS (18-6, 16-2 RRAC) turned the ball over 24 times while Langston committed 13. The home team collected 12 points off turnovers while the Lady Pilots only converted on six points from turnovers.
Jones' 19 points helped Langston out score the Lady Pilots 42-12 in the paint. The three-point line also finished the game in favor of the home team as they made six out of 20 while the Lady Pilots made just two of nine from beyond the arc.
The loss snaps a 12-game winning streak for the Lady Pilots but they still have a chance to win the regular season title, all they have to do is win one more game than Langston the rest of the way to be crowned the regular season champs.
Jennifer Hicks logged her third double-double of the season finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Pilots in both categories while Meoshi Bradley had 13 points and Jenna Diakos 12. LSUS missed just two free-throws in the contest making eight of ten as Bradley went five of six from the charity stripe.
The next game for the Lady Pilots will be this Saturday, Feb. 11, as they make the long trip to Hobbs, New Mexico, to meet the Southwest Lady Mustangs (7-17, 2-16 RRAC) at 6:30 p.m. CDT. The Lady Pilots won the first meeting of the season 98-51 at the Dock.