Tough night for Lady Pilots leads to third RRAC loss
February 21, 2012
HAWKINS, Tex. - The Jarvis Christian Lady Bulldogs scored the first four points of Monday night's game and things did not get any better for the LSU Shreveport Lady Pilots in a 62-56 loss in Red River Athletic Conference play at the Anthony Robinson Gym.
LSUS (21-7, 19-3 RRAC) remains in second place in the regular season standings with a game and a half separating them and third place Texas Wesleyan. The Lady Pilots now trail Langston by one full game with two games to play. The only way for the Lady Pilots to win their first ever regular season title is to win their remaining games and have Langston lose their two remaining contests. LSUS will travel to Wiley on Thursday and then end the regular season next Monday at home against Texas College while Langston hosts Jarvis and travels to OLLU to end the season on Saturday. The magic number for Langston is now one.
The Lady Pilots struggled on Monday night shooting just 23% in the first half in a game in which they never held the lead. The Lady Bulldogs after scoring the games' first four points added to their lead but it never got to more than 10 points as LSUS put together a 7-2 run to end the first half trimming JCC's lead to just four at the half, 26-22.
The momentum would be short lived for the Lady Pilots as Jarvis opened the second half with a 13-2 run as the Lady Pilots never recovered. The Lady Bulldogs lead grew to as much as 17 in the second half as LSUS made a run at the end but could only get within six points of the hosts at the sound of the buzzer.
LSUS had only one scorer reach double digits with Sharde Henry having the game-high 22 points and was also the team's top rebounder with seven in a contest where the host out rebounded the visitors 39-36. Victoria Smith was next on the scoring list with nine points.
JCC had three double figure scorers including two double-doubles: Ivory Russell led the home team with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Marsharae Brown had 12 points and 10 boars. Dinilesizwe Love added 13 points.
The Lady Pilots finished the contest making just 32% from the field while Jarvis sank 42%. The turnovers were even at 15 for each team.
Next LSUS will travel to Wiley College for a 5:30 tip on Thursday night to take on the Lady Wildcats.