OLLU women’s basketball defeats Xavier and Philander Smith in LSU Classic

The women’s basketball opened its regular season this weekend with a pair of wins over NAIA Gulf Coast Athletic Conference members Xavier University and Philander Smith University. The Saints beat Xavier 92-86 and Philander Smith 99-72 at the Louisiana State University – Shreveport Classic Tournament. The NAIA No. 17-ranked Saints improve to 3-0 overall, while No. 15-ranked Xavier drops to 2-2 and Philander to 4-4.  The Saints will play their next game in San Antonio against NCAA Division I University of the Incarnate Word on Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m.