Lady Pilots win GCAC opener 68-47 over Lady Blazers
January 06, 2005
Shreveport, LA---The LSUS Lady Pilots played host to the Belhaven College Lady Blazers in their 2005 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference season opener Thursday night. After missing their first 6 shots from the field, the Lady Pilots built a 32-20 lead by the half, and went on to defeat the Lady Blazers 68-47.
Lady Pilot guards Ranalda Stafford and Trish Phillips combined for 25 points while Kendera Monette lead the team in rebounds with 8. At the half, the Lady Pilots were 12-27 from the field which included 4-11 from beyond the three point line while connecting on 4-6 free throw attempts.
Belhaven finished the half shooting 31% from the field which included 3-9 from the three point line. The Lady Blazers connected on just 1-5 from the free throw line.
The Lady Pilots offense proved to be too much for the Lady Blazers as they were outscored 38-20. Renalda Stafford was the high scorer in the game with 20 points on 7-11 shooting for the Lady Pilots. Teammates Amanda Castle and Kendera Monette each finished with double-doubles. Castle finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Monette collected a game high 13 rebounds and 10 points. Trish Phillips rounded out the Lady Pilots scoring with 11. The Lady Pilots finished shooting 42% from the field and were 5-16 from the three point line. LSUS connected on 13-18 free throw attempts.
The Lady Pilots managed to hold the GCAC’s 2004 Newcomer of the year Tamekia Foley to just 9 points on 3-9 shooting. Foley entered the nights game averaging 21.0 points per game. Jennifer Kopszywa connected on 3-10 three point shots for 9 points, and Nicole Jordan pitched in with points and 8 rebounds. The Lady Blazers finished shooting just 29% from the field and were 6-21 from beyond the three point line. Belhaven connected on 9-15 attempts from the free throw line.
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