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Photo courtesy of Bill Wood Photography: (23) Courtney Randle prepares to dribble around the Wiley D.
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(RV)Wiley College
LSU Shreveport
Women's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 7, 2017
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Wiley (Texas) 10-3, 3-2 RRAC142191761
LSU Shreveport 9-6, 5-0 RRAC189221564
Jan. 7, 2017
Shreveport, LA
Wiley (Texas)Indv. LeadersLSU Shreveport
#10 Sha'Georgia Williams - 15Points #23 Courtney Randle - 18
#21 Alexis Bernstine - 14Rebounds #31 Quiana Tucker - 9
#00 Lisa Nealey - 6Assists #31 Quiana Tucker - 5
Wiley (Texas)Team StatisticsLSU Shreveport
33.8% (25 - 74) Field Goals % 37.9% (25 - 66)
25% (5 - 20) 3 Point Field Goals % 30.8% (4 - 13)
54.5% (6 - 11) Free Throws 62.5% (10 - 16)
60Rebounds 36
10Assists 16
17Turnovers 8
162nd Chance Pts 10

SHREVEPORT, La. – The LSU Shreveport women's basketball team picked up a big win on Saturday night as they defeated the Wiley College Wildcats 64-61 in Red River Athletic Conference action at The Dock. The win is the 8th straight for the Pilots to boost their overall record to 9-6 and 5-0 in the RRAC while Wiley falls to 10-3 and 3-2 in the league.

"First let me give credit to Wiley for coming in and playing really hard and tough the whole game," said LSUS Head Coach Curtis Loyd. "I'm proud of my kids and how they defended their home court. The seniors: Quiana Tucker (SR/Stone Mountain, Georgia), Kourtney Pennywell (SR/Shreveport, Louisiana), Courtney Randle (SR/Lamarque, Texas) and Johnesha Major (SR/DeSoto, Texas), they refused to lose tonight," which could have been easy to do after their 10-point 1st quarter lead was erased by a 21-9 run by Wiley in the second quarter.

The Wildcats led by eight at the half but the Pilots were determined not to go down. The defense stepped up and played well all game long. "I thought one of the big keys of the game was their 17 turnovers to our eight," said Coach Loyd who's club scored 19 points off of the takeaways. "We did a great job with taking care of the ball versus their pressure and their speed."

Pennywell and Tucker combined for 17 of the Pilots' 37 rebounds. "Tucker and Pennywell did a great job with battling in the paint and controlling the boards," said Coach Loyd.

In the second half the Pilots controlled the tempo with big stops on defense and they controlled the ball on the offensive side as they outscored the Wildcats 37-26 for the win. "The guards stayed discipline with their defensive assignments and we got a few more stops," remembered Coach Loyd.

LSUS produced three double digit scorers led by Randle with 18 while Pennywell tossed in 15 and Freeland added 13. Tucker played hard for 29 minutes which produced eight points and nine boards and a team leading five assists while Tucker and Freeland topped the box score with three steals a piece.

The Pilots improve to 4-1 this season at The Dock and tonight the crowd provided the team with an extra boost. "This is just another conference win but the energy and excitement was definitely in the gym tonight. I want to thank our fans for making this a true home-court advantage," ended Coach Loyd.

UP NEXT
at Texas College on January 12 at 5:30 p.m.

 
 
W - Basketball
Overall RRAC Streak
11-6 (.647) 7-0 (1.000) Won 10
 
 
 
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