Lady Rams top Lady Pilots 73-66
January 15, 2005
Shreveport, LA---The LSUS Lady Pilots (7-11) played host to the 17th ranked University of Mobile Lady Rams (14-3)Saturday night at the Dock. The Lady Pilots could not stop a late second half run by the Lady Rams who built an 11 point lead with 6 minutes remaining. The Lady Pilots made a run of their own to cut the lead to as little as 5, but fell short as the Lady Rams won by a final score of 73-66.
In the first half, the two teams traded baskets and headed to the locker room tied 31-31. The Lady Pilots were led by Renalda Stafford who had 9 points and 4 rebounds. Amanda Castle pitched in with 5 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 steals. The Lady Pilots managed to force 10 Lady Ram turnovers, but failed to take care of the ball themselves, turning the ball over 14 points. Kinga Rybarczyck led the Lady Rams with 12 points and 6 rebounds.
The Lady pilots finished 12-30 from the field and were 4-13 from beyond the three point line. LSUS connected on 3-4 free throw attempts. The Lady Rams struggled from the free throw line connecting on only 4-10 attempts, but managed to shoot 41% from the field and 1-3 from the three point line.
The Lady Rams went on a 9-0 run and stretched their lead to 11 points with under 6 minutes remaining. The Lady Pilots faught to the end connecting on two three pointers to cut the Ram lead to as little as 5, but fell 73-66 to the Lady Rams.
The Lady Pilots finished shooting 37% from the field and connected on 8-28 from beyond the three point line. Renalda Stafford led the Lady pilots with 23 points on 9-23 shooting. Dyamond Hogg finished with 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Kendera Monette rounded out the Pilots offense with 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Crystal Coston led the Lady Rams with 18 points and a game high 15 rebounds. Sandra Kostandinovich and Kinga Rybarczyk each had 13 points. The Lady Rams finished shooting 47% from the field which included connecting on 5-11 three point attempts.
The Lady Pilots will be home again Thursday night when they will play host the Loyola Wolfpack. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30pm.
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