Ronolo's 3-point play helps Holy Names top Texas College
November 24, 2011
NEW ORLEANS — Britni Ronolo scored a season-high 21 points,
including a 3-point play with
15 seconds remaining, to help Holy Names earn a 63-59 women's basketball
victory Thursday against Texas College in the second game of the Xavier Classic.
Ronolo, a senior center, was fouled while scoring on
an offensive rebound, then made a free throw to give the Hawks (4-7) a 62-59
advantage. Myesha Carrington missed two free throws for Texas College (0-5) on
the next possession, then Annie Mahoney made the first of two free throws with
three seconds remaining to clinch the victory.
The Lady Steers took their final lead, 57-56, when
Sekeya Roberson made two free throws with 1:36 remaining. Danika Potestio's 3-pointer
gave the Hawks a 59-57 lead with 53 seconds remaining, then Shirley McGowen
scored eight seconds later to tie the score.
Souljah Evans scored 13 points for Holy Names, which snapped
a three-game losing streak.
Adrienne Davis scored a season-best 13 points, all in the second half,
for Texas College. Roberson scored a season-high-tying 11, and McGowen had 10. Roberson had nine
rebounds and five steals, but she also committed 11 of the Lady Steers' 41 turnovers.
Holy Names committed 35 turnovers. Neither team shot
well from the floor — the Hawks finished at 32.9 percent and the Lady Steers
Holy Names led 28-20 at halftime. Texas College grabbed its
biggest lead, 50-46, when Ashli Smith made the second of two free throws with
6:18 remaining. There were five ties and five lead changes thereafter.
It was the first time this season that the Hawks allowed
fewer than 68 points.
On Friday Texas College will play Tuskegee at 2 p.m., and Holy Names
will play NAIA No. 16 Xavier at 6 p.m. in a