Joshua Dunk

 

jkdunk@txwes.edu

 

Ending a 23-home game winning streak, the Lady Rams lost against the Louisiana State University of Shreveport Pilots Jan. 28.

 

With a record of 10-3 in the Red River Athletic Conference, the Lady Rams played the Lady Pilots on Dec. 3 which also consequently ended with a loss of 83-78 in overtime.

 

The Lady Rams had a home court advantage, but lacked the intensity to match their opponents which led to a loss of 56-46 on Jan. 28 at the Sid Richardson Center.

 

The Lady Rams came out strong scoring the first two points by Octavia Mullins, senior forward.

 

However, a loss of the ball helped the Lady Pilots regain the ball to hit a three-point shot.

 

Brittany White, senior guard, said intensity was the key aspect that affected the Lady Rams’ play.

 

“Intensity was the major difference between this game and our last one,” White said.

 

The Lady Rams recovered with back-to-back shots by Nicole Terral, senior point guard. Raven Smith, junior forward, also pitched in consecutive shots that extended the lead to seven.

 

After several missed shots by both the Lady Pilots and Lady Rams, the Lady Pilots gained momentum and shot a couple of jump shots.

 

The Lady Rams immediately retaliated with a three-pointer by Raven Alexander, junior guard.

 

After several shots made by both the Lady Rams and Lady Pilots the score was 28-20 at the half, with Lady Rams leading by eight.

 

The second half started off aggressively by both teams.

 

The Lady Rams gained control of the ball and extended their lead by 13. The Lady Pilots however did not let up and scored back-to-back shots.

 

The Lady Rams’ defense began to decline and the Lady Pilots caught up, which tied the game sending the game into overtime.

 

The Lady Pilots dominated in overtime, holding the Lady Rams to zero points in overtime, ultimately helping the Lady Pilots win the game finishing 56-46.

 

Terral, said she felt as if the team didn’t play as well as they should have.

 

“We lacked drive and they wanted it more than we did, they deserved it,” Terral said.

 

Jazmyn Gindratt, junior guard said when the Lady Rams played the Lady Pilots in December the same outcome happened.

 

“It was a repeat of our last game, overtime and everything,” Gindratt said.

 

Kristi Alexander contributed 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Nicole Terral racked up 10 points and four rebounds. Octavia Mullins added to the game with two points and 11 rebounds.

 

“We just need to come out with more focus, drive and intensity in order execute in games,” White said.

 

The Rams are set to take on Wiley Jan. 30 and Jarvis on Feb. 4.

 

The Lady Rams’ next home game will be against University of St. Thomas at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Sid Richardson Center.

 

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