Lady Pilots Pound Jarvis
January 12, 2012SHREVEPORT, La. - Thursday's Red River Athletic Conference matchup at The Dock saw the LSU Shreveport Lady Pilots struggle early but found their way to a 33-point victory over the Jarvis Christian College Bulldogs. The Lady Pilots extend their winning streak to three games and remain in second place in the RRAC standings.
LSUS (9-5, 6-1) looked to be off to an easy night as they jumped out with a 9-0 run to start the contest as Christy Willis made her first three points of a 9-point night as she blazed the net from downtown to top off the run. The lead was quickly erased by the visitors as they ran off an 8-0 run themselves to close the gap thanks to two long three's to get them back into the ballgame.
It did not take the Lady Pilots long to increase their lead by 11 at the half in a game that they never trailed. The home team nailed four three's in the second half of play and played some stiff defense as their lead grew as large as 34 in as they wore down their opponents to complete the night. Brittany Maddox came off the bench to spark the home team with two from behind the arc on her way to a double-digit performance as she put 10 points on the board.
Jennifer Hicks was strong underneath as she finished the game with 11 points and nine rebounds while teammate Sharde Henry led all scorers with 15 points. Jenna Diakos pulled down eight boards in 26 minutes of action as the Lady Pilots won the rebounding battle 43-35 grabbing 29 defensive rebounds.
Jarvis (5-4, 5-4 RRAC) had just one scorer in double figures as Ivory Russell led the squad with 12 points just over her season average of 10.9 points per game coming into the contest while their top rebounder, Marsharae Brown, finished with 12.
The Lady Pilot defense was stiff as Jarvis made just 25% from the field including just four of 22 from beyond the arc while LSUS was six of 13 from downtown. LSUS struggled in the first half only knocking down 34% from the field but battle their way back to make 50% from the field in the second half to finish the game making 41%.
The next game for the Lady Pilots will be Saturday at Texas College at 2 p.m. while their next contest at The Dock will be next Monday at 5:30 p.m. against SAGU.