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Photo courtesy of Bill Wood Photography: Johnesha Major (13) hits a three.
LSU Shreveport
Paul Quinn College
Women's Basketball - Sat, Dec. 17, 2016
LSU Shreveport1619122168
Paul Quinn (Texas)157241763
Dec. 17, 2016
LSU ShreveportIndv. LeadersPaul Quinn (Texas)
2 Players (#13,#34) - 18Points #15 Jada Peltier - 25
#31 Quiana Tucker - 10Rebounds #11 Kierra Clines - 6
3 Players - 2Assists 2 Players (#11,#22) - 4
LSU ShreveportTeam StatisticsPaul Quinn (Texas)
40.4% (23 - 57) Field Goals % 40.6% (26 - 64)
23.1% (3 - 13) 3 Point Field Goals % 35.3% (6 - 17)
55.9% (19 - 34) Free Throws 50% (5 - 10)
45Rebounds 35
7Assists 15
15Turnovers 15
02nd Chance Pts 0

DALLAS, Tex. – The LSU Shreveport women's basketball team will head into the Christmas break with a six-game winning streak after their 68-63 win over a much improved Paul Quinn Tigers team from a year ago. The Pilots improve their overall record to 7-6 while Paul Quinn falls to 3-8.

The Pilots shot the ball well in the first half making 45-percent of their shots and built a somewhat comfortable 35-22 lead by halftime. But Paul Quinn came out and dominated the 3rd quarter 24-12 to come within one by the end of the third quarter.

"I'm proud of how we responded after letting them back into the game in the 3rd quarter," said LSUS Head Coach Curtis Loyd. "We were very resilient and got some stops. That was a very athletic team that we played tonight. We did a good job in minimizing our turnovers in the second half. Our girls did a good job in seeing that we went 4-0 heading into this break."

The Pilots led by as much as 16 points in the third quarter and perhaps got a little too comfortable with their lead as Paul Quinn went on a 15-2 run to close out the quarter to pull within one. "We allowed them to make a shot here and make a shot there and they got a little confidence. They built on that and we let them back in the game. But I am proud of how we hung in there and found a way to win the game," added Coach Loyd.

Kourtney Pennywell (SR/Shreveport, Louisiana) and Johnesha Major (SR/DeSoto, Texas) led the Pilots with 18 points tonight. "KP refuses to lose and she played like it. I was proud of that. I think she knows as much as anybody how these four games are going to help us in the end," said Coach Loyd.

Major hit the first bucket of the game for the Pilots, from downtown none the less, to give LSUS the lead just 28 seconds into the contest. "Johnesha had a quiet 18 because she just kind of picked her spots," said Coach Loyd of his guard that went 5-of-9 from the field including 2-of-3 from the three-point line. "She was our silent assassin this game and did a great job of picking them apart. Her baskets of attacking and going to the free throw line was key, especially getting us back in the game."

Major made six of her seven attempts from the charity stripe while Quiana Tucker (SR/Stone Mountain, Georgia) led the team with 10 rebounds as LSUS controlled the boards 45-35.

The Pilots will be glad to return to the friendly confines of The Dock in January after four tough road games to close out the month of December.

Friday (Jan. 6) vs Jarvis Christian at 5:30 p.m. at The Dock

W - Basketball
Overall RRAC Streak
22-10 (.688) 15-3 (.833) Lost 1
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