Lady Pilots fall to long range Oklahoma Christian
November 11, 2011WAXAHACHIE, Tex. - The LSU Shreveport Lady Pilots women's basketball team lost their second game of the season on Friday night to Oklahoma Christian 87-84 on the campus of Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
LSUS (0-2) trailed at the half 45-44 but could have easily been ahead at the break but they could not capitalize on mistakes by OC. "We had chances in the first half to make them pay for turning the ball over but couldn't convert on our end. We shot the ball well otherwise but it was not enough," said LSUS head coach Ronnie Howell.
OC (2-0) launched up many from downtown making six out of 17 from beyond the arc which led to the lead at the half.
OC didn't shoot as well in the second half from downtown as they converted on just four of 13 attempts but came up big when they needed to at the charity stripe sinking 12 out of 16 while the Lady Pilots only managed five free throws in the both halves to finish at 10-19 from the free throw line. "We have got to do better from the free throw line. When the other team makes 10 three's, you cannot afford to miss many from the free throw line," said Howell.
OC had a total of 16 players that saw action in tonight's contest with all but two scoring at least two points or more and only had two score double digits while the Lady Pilots only had 10 see action but had four scorers reach double digits.
Jenna Diakos got her second double-double of the season for the Lady Pilots and led all scorers and rebounders with 21 points and 11 rebounds while Simone Brewer, Kylie Leonards, and Jennifer Hicks all finished with 11 points each. Every player that played for the Lady Pilots pulled down at least one rebound in the contest with Victoria Smith snagging eight and Sharde Henry had six.
Katy O'Steen led OC with 15 points while Beverly Hardeman had 11.
The Lady Pilots will try to get their first win of the season tomorrow night in Waxahachie against Crowley's Ridge College at 1:30 p.m.