Women’s basketball overpowered the Bacone Warriors with a 104-51 win. This is the Saints’ sixth time this season reaching the century mark, and they continue to lead the nation in scoring with an average of 93 points per game. With the win, the Saints move to 10-4 overall and 4-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference. OLLU – the No. 19 team in the NAIA – is tied with Wiley College (9-1/4-1), the No. 6 team in the NAIA. The Wildcats dropped from first place after losing to Texas College 73-70. Langston University – the No. 9 team in the NAIA – is now alone at the top of the Conference with a 12-0 overall and 5-0 conference record. They beat Huston-Tillotson 94-83 after defeating the Saints on Friday 91-86. The Saints will face a major test on Jan. 16, when they travel to Marshall, Texas, to play Wiley College. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Read full story online.
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The women’s basketball team lost in the semifinals round of the Red River Athletic Conference to Huston-Tillotson University 58-70. The Saints will begin preparing for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) DI Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament that takes place March 19-25 in Frankfort, Ky. Because the Saints were the No. 1 seed in the regular season, they earned an automatic bid to the tournament. Head Coach Christopher Minner said, “We have to give credit to HTU for playing a great game. They played with high energy and passion. We just didn’t play with great effort. Hopefully we will play better in Kentucky.” The NAIA will announce the 32-team pairings for the NAIA Division I women’s tournament on March 12 at 7 p.m. The video will appear on NAIA.org roughly five minutes prior to the start of the show. Read full article online.
Women’s basketball captures conference title and automatic berth to nationals after win over LSU-Shreveport
The women’s basketball team captured the Red River Athletic Conference regular season title and an automatic berth to the NAIA DI Women’s Basketball National Tournament in Kentucky after defeating LSU-Shreveport 85-69 Saturday evening at Mabee Gymnasium. The win ends the Saints’ regular season with a 16-2 Red River Athletic Conference record and 26-3 overall, while the Lady Pilots drop to 9-9 in conference and 17-12 overall. The Saints will be the No. 1 seed and Wiley College (16-2/27-3) the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament semifinals. No. 3 seed Langston University (13-5/18-11) will host No. 6 seed LSU-Shreveport on March 4, while No. 4 Jarvis Christian College (10-8/14-8) will host No. 5 Huston-Tillotson University (10-8/12-14) for the quarterfinals. The Saints will play the lowest remaining seed at 1 p.m. on March 7. Wiley will play the highest remaining seed at 6 p.m. on March 7. On March 8, the championship game will take place at 2 p.m. Both days’ games will be held at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. All Saints games will be live streamed. After the game, team members took turns tearing down the net, with input from Coach Minner, Assistant Coach Valerie Huizar, Assistant Coach Randy Gibbons and OLLU President Sister Jane Ann Slater. In addition, prior to the men’s game, seniors Ornela Bacchini (SR, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Sam Offord (SR, Kaufman, Texas), Sequestiny O’Neal (SR, Midland, Texas) and Chelsea Solis were honored. Each received a vase of flowers and a Saints commemorative basket, while family members joined them at mid-court. Read full article online.
The OLLU women’s basketball team won two conference games on the road this past weekend. On Friday, the Saints defeated Jarvis Christian College 76-62 and on Saturday, the women beat Texas College 99-84. The wins move the Saints to 13-2 in the Red River Athletic Conference and 23-3 overall, while Jarvis drops to 9-8 in conference and 13-8 overall. Texas College sinks to 2-15 in conference and 2-28 overall. The Saints are one game behind league-leader Wiley College (14-1/25-2) and two games ahead of third-place Langston University (12-5/16-11). LSU-Shreveport (9-6/17-9) is five games behind, followed by Huston-Tillotson University (9-7/11-13), Jarvis, University of St. Thomas (7-9/14-14), Bacone College (4-12/8-16), Texas College, Southwest (1-15/3-19) and Paul Quinn College (3-17). The Saints will return to the road on Tuesday when they play Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. Read full story online.
The women’s basketball team fell to Louisiana State University – Shreveport Saturday night to record its first conference loss of the season. The Saints drop to 6-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference and 15-2 overall, while LSU-S improves to 7-2 and 14-5 overall. The Saints (the No. 11 team in the NAIA) and LSU-S are one game behind league-leader and No. 13 ranked Wiley College (8-1/18-2). Nashae Owens led the team in scoring with 19, including 5-of-13 from the field, 2-of-6 3-pointers and 7-of-8 free throws. She added six assists and three steals. Rebecca Kolawole scored 18 points, while Mercedes Dobson finished with 10 points. OLLU shot 33 percent from the field, 25 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Saints will return home to host Langston University on Friday and Bacone College on Saturday. Game times for both days are 5:30 p.m. Read full story online
The women’s basketball team cruised through a 39-point win over Paul Quinn College on Saturday. The 82-43 win moves the Saints to 11-1 overall and remain 2-0 in the Red River Athletic Conference. Paul Quinn, a member of the Red River but ineligible for the post-season, drops to 0-8. Sequestiny O’Neal, Nelly Flores and Destiny Melton led the Saints’ offense as all scored in double digits. O’Neal scored a career-high 20 points, including career-high field goals made and attempted (8-17) and 3-pointers made and attempted (4-6). She also added a career-high three assists and tied a career-high five rebounds. Flores scored a season-high 18 points and added a career-high 18 rebounds to finish with her third career double-double. Melton matched her season-best 10 points and added a career-high 19 rebounds to finish with her first double-double. Freshman Jessica Walaski recorded a career-high 18 rebounds, eight on offense and 10 on defense. Read full story online.
The women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season at the conclusion of the third annual OLLU Halo Classic on Dec. 31. The Saints – the No. 11-ranked NAIA DI team – came out short against Bethel University – the No. 10-ranked NAIA DI team – with a final score of 73-69. Head Coach Christopher Minner said, “We played a really good team, and Bethel is a team that could win the national championship this year. Our effort was okay; it’s hard to play back-to-back games, but we need to get used to that because that is how conference is played. I thought we could have shot better, but we still got 69 points not shooting well, so that’s okay.” The Saints beat Faulkner University this past Saturday 92-73. Read complete story online.
The women’s basketball team crushed the Mustangs from the University of the Southwest 111-58 last Thursday. The game was the home and conference opener for the Saints, who are undefeated with a 6-0 overall and 1-0 Red River Athletic Conference record. Southwest drops to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference. Head Coach Christopher Minner was happy with the win. “We were excited to play at home, and everybody got to play. It was a good start to our conference schedule, and we had some pretty good fans come out as well.”
The Saints forced 26 turnovers, while committing 15. The team shot 47 percent from the field compared to 30 percent for Southwest. Electra Roberts led the team in scoring with 14 points, and she added 15 rebounds. Nelly Flores finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for her second career double-double. Nashae Owens finished with 12 points, Mercedes Dobson added 11 points and Destiny Melton scored 10 points. OLLU will play its next game tonight, when the Saints host St. Ambrose University from Davenport, Iowa. The NAIA Division II team is 6-4 on the season and is ranked No. 23 in the 2013 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll that was released on Dec. 10. The Saints are ranked No. 11 in the Division I Poll this week. This will be the first matchup between the two teams. Game time is set for 4 p.m. Read full story online.
After trailing by as much as 12 points in the first half, the women’s basketball team came back to beat Wayland Baptist University (WBU) 91-69. The win moves the Saints to 4-0 overall, while WBU drops to 2-4. Head Coach Christopher Minner said, “It was a good comeback victory for us. We played with some energy and intensity in the second half, and we shot the ball well in the second half. We still need to improve on our rebounding. After a bad first half, the team did a great job in not giving up and finishing up the game. Plus, our man-to-man defense was good in the second half and enabled us to get some key stops.” The Saints forced 29 turnovers, while giving the ball up 15 times. The Saints shot 43 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 48 percent from the free throw line. Junior Courtney Bayliss led the Saints in scoring with 31 points including 12-of-25 from the field, 5-of-15 from 3-point range and 1-of-2 free throws. She added five rebounds, three blocks and four steals. The Saints will continue their road schedule on Monday when they play NCAA Division II McMurry University at 6 p.m. Read full story.
Nashae Owens earned selection as Red River Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the dates of Nov. 11-17. Owens, a junior guard from Pearland, Texas, averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game as the Saints won a pair of games at the LSU Shreveport Classic. She exploded for 26 points and seven assists in a 92-86 victory over Xavier University, the highest ranked team OLLU has ever beaten. Owens then accounted for 14 points and six assists in a 99-72 trouncing of Philander Smith College. She made 12-of-24 shots from the field on the week as 17th-ranked OLLU ran its record to 3-0. Read full story online.