Lady Pilots scorch Wildcats with 77-58 victory
November 07, 2006
The Lady Pilots led by as many as six points in the first half, but a late 12-4 run by the Wildcats sent WC into the locker room at the half with a 34-32 lead.
Ciara Sanders finished with 12-points to lead all scorers at the break while teammate Latoya Murray added nine points.
The Lady Pilots struggled from the floor connecting on just 7-of-25 (28%) field goal attempts in the first half. The Wildcats however sent LSUS to the free-throw line 21 times, with the Lady Pilots capitalizing on 17-of-21 (81%) attempts.
The Lady Pilots continued to struggle offensively in the second half connecting on just one of their first 11 shot attempts through the first five minutes. Three-point field goals on consecutive trips however put LSUS ahead 43-42 at the 12:46 mark, which opened the flood gates for the Lady Pilots offense.
LSUS used a 30-5 second half run to pull away from the Wildcats. A 17-of-36 (47%) shooting performance including 6-of-11 from the three-point line led to an LSUS single half scoring record of 45 points en route to a 77-58 victory.
“We knew we could shoot, we just haven’t yet. The second half however we knocked down the shots we have been working for and it paid off. We had a lot of fun executing on the court tonight which should bring a lot of confidence to our girls with a huge match-up coming up this weekend,” commented Lady Pilots Head Coach Ronnie Howell who plays host to the No. 9 ranked Lubbock Christian Chaps Saturday afternoon at 3:00pm.
Jessica Kelly led the Lady Pilots scoring barrage with 16-points and nine rebounds while teammates Tish Flowers added 12 points, and Cryer finished with 10.
“You probably are not going to shoot over 50% every night, so it is very important to make your attempts from the line which was very encouraging tonight,” commented Howell about his teams 22-of-29 (76%) shooting from the free throw line.
Murray finished with a game high 19-points to lead the Wildcats offense while Sanders added 17-points and four rebounds. The Lady Pilots defense held WC to just 8-of-31 (26%) from the floor in the second half and forced 20 turnovers.