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LSU-Shreveport splits with Our Lady of the Lake University

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SHREVEPORT, La. - The no. 17 LSU Shreveport Lady Pilots struggled tremendously in the second half as the no. 19 Our Lady of the Lake Saints crushed the Lady Pilots at The Dock 82-52 on Monday night in Red River Athletic Conference play.

LSUS (10-3, 5-2 RRAC) struggled most of the game offensively committing a total of 20 turnovers helping Our Lady of the Lake to net 28 points off of those miscues. The Lady Pilots made only three field goals in the second half but thanks to some free-throws they managed 13 points in a half that the visitors outscored them 38-13.

Jenna Diakos led the Lady Pilots with 16 while Sharde Henry tossed in 15 points. No Lady Pilots had double figures in rebounding but Diakos, Henry, and Christy Willis all pulled down eight rebounds apiece.

The Lady Pilots finished at 30-percent from the field while OLLU was 49-percent including nine of 24 from beyond the arc.

OLLU (14-1, 7-1 RRAC) had plenty to prove at The Dock as they avenged their Saturday loss to Wiley against the Lady Pilots placing four shooters in double figures while LSUS had only two. Alisha led all scorers with 18 points and had the game's only double-double with 10 rebounds. Nikkia Davis had 15 points for the visitors while Chelsea Solis had a dozen and Nashae Owens 11.

The Lady Pilots will try and rebound on Thursday night at The Dock at 5:30 p.m. as they take on Jarvis Christian.

Pilots take down OLLU

SHREVEPORT, La. - The LSU Shreveport Pilots picked up a huge win on Monday night at The Dock 95-91 over the Our Lady of the Lake Saints in Red River Athletic Conference play. The Pilots are now just half a game behind the Saints for third place and just a game and a half out of first.

LSUS (9-3, 5-2 RRAC) hit 32 of 40 from the free-throw line thanks to 28 personal fouls and a technical to the visiting coach. Tevin Hall made all 10 of his free throws that accounted for all of his points off the bench in his debut as a Pilot.

The reigning RRAC and Louisiana Sports Writers Association Player of the Week Brandon Davis was seven of 11 from the charity stripe as he finished with 25 points. Rodney Milum led the Pilots once again as he led all scorers with 29 points while making eight of nine from the free-throw line. Milum tied OLLU's Robert Martinez with five makes from downtown but Milum had 14 attempts and Martinez launched up 13 attempts.

The Pilots shot 43-percent for the game while the visitors 38-percent.

OLLU (8-6, 6-2 RRAC) have not had the season that they had hope as they quickly dropped out of the NAIA's top 25 poll, as they started the season at no. 7, after losing their first four games of the season. The Saints did however leave The Dock on Monday night winning the rebounding battle 51-46 as the Saints pulled down 21 offensive rebounds.

Turnovers were not much of a factor but the Pilots 25 turnovers helped the Saints convert 28 points off the Pilot's miscues. The LSUS defense put some pressure on the Saints forcing the 22 takeaways.

Isaac Reid tossed in 10 points before suffering an injury that forced him to leave the game in the second half. He also pulled down six rebounds and had three steals and is not expected to be out long.

In addition to Martinez topping 20 for the Saints Lo'Ron Smith had 23 points in addition to two other scorers reaching double figures.

The contest started with the Pilots making a 16-3 run over the game's first seven minutes but OLLU rallied their way back with an 11-1 run of their own to make the game tight the rest of the way.

The Pilots will be back in action at The Dock on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as they take on Jarvis Christian.

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