Sophomore post Katie Pesek came up with a key bucket and defensive rebound in the closing seconds of TLU’s win over LeTourneau on Friday.
(Kerrville) – The Texas Lutheran women’s basketball team opened the SCAC/ ASC Classic on the Shiner campus in Kerrville with a 66-61 win over LeTourneau on Friday, but closed the weekend with an 80-55 loss to East Texas Baptist on Saturday.
At the Stephens Family Arena, the Bulldogs turned a three-point deficit with 5:46 to play against Le Tourneau into a five-point win on Friday.
Presley Stephens hit a key three-pointer to pull TLU even, at 55-55 with 5:39 to play.
Cami Davis then scored on a pair of free throws and a layup to put the Bulldogs up four with 2:55 remaining.
Davis scored seven straight for TLU from the 4:05 mark to 1:07 remaining. She scored 13 points for the game and added three assists, five rebounds, a block and a steal.
With TLU clinging to a one-point lead with under 15 seconds to play, the Bulldogs' Katie Pesek hit a running jumper and then grabbed a loose defensive rebound with five seconds to play, preserving a three-point advantage.
Abby Hroch made two free throws with a second to play to give TLU its final winning margin.
Madyson Garcia hit four three-pointers and scored 12 for the Bulldogs. Stephens also added 12. Stephens contributed five rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Dominique Campos came off the TLU bench to score 10. She hit a pair of three-pointers.
The Bulldogs notched the victory despite giving up 29 offensive rebounds. LeTourneau's Savannah Cummings and Sha'Donnaver Young had eight and seven offensive rebounds, respectively.
LeTourneau out-rebounded TLU 52 to 37.
East Texas Baptist held TLU to 33.9 percent shooting for the game and to 12.5 percent shooting from the three-point line on Saturday.
TLU, out of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, fell to 4-7 overall. ETBU, from the American Southwest Conference, improved to 9-1 overall.
Kim Childress scored 18 points and had four rebounds and two steals to lead the Tigers.
Karley McHenry and Sydney Saxton added 15 and 10 points, respectively.
ETBU out-rebounded TLU 52-40. The Tigers had a 26-14 edge in offensive rebounds.
Presley Stephens led TLU with 17 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. Cami Davis added 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Katie Pesek chipped in 11 points and three rebounds for the Bulldogs. Pesek made four of her five shot attempts.
The Bulldogs hit the road this weekendfor their first two Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference games of the season. In Shreveport, La., the Bulldogs face Centenary College (La.) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. In Sherman, Texas on Sunday, the Bulldogs face Austin College at 2 p.m.