Lady Pilots Tame Lady Tigers 73-63
November 26, 2007
Marshall, Texas - The LSUS Lady Pilots snapped a three-game skid with a 73-63 victory over East Texas Baptist University on Monday night.
LSUS, which had lost its three previous contests, moves to 2-3 with the win. It was the Lady Pilots' first win against ETBU in the last three meetings between the two area rivals.
The Lady Pilots used an outstanding first-half defensive performance to take a 31-25 lead into the locker room at halftime. LSUS held ETBU to just 25% shooting from the field in the first 20 minutes of action, while also forcing 11 Lady Tiger turnovers.
In the second half, the scoring for both teams picked up quite a bit. Senior Edie Leonards scored all 16 of her points in the final 20 minutes, while freshman Amanda Perkins added 9 second-half points from off the bench.
Perkins finished the game in double-figures with a career-high 11 points.
The Lady Tigers got as close as 2 points with just over five minutes left to play, but a late defensive push by the Lady Pilots forced several turnovers which resulted in a couple of easy baskets.
LSUS would seal the victory at the free-throw line, shooting 9-for-10 (90%) in the final three minutes.
Junior post players Janai Sells and Quan Joseph did an admirable job defensively on ETBU's leading scoring Dana Alexander, holding her to a season low 11 points. Alexander came into tonight's game averaging over 19 points on the season.
Sells ended the night with a season-high 14 points and 10 rebounds.
The Lady Pilots will have an eight-day break before facing Texas Wesleyan on Dec. 4.