The Fillies opened their 2017 year with three away games in Louisiana. First game was against Louisiana College, which the Fillies won 94-49. Thursday night's match up was against Baton Rouge Community College in which the Fillies won 66-39. And on Saturday night, the Fillies went down to LSU-Eunice and took a 92-65 victory over the Bangles.
The only time the Fillies were down in the third game was right at tip off with LSU-E, 4-0. But the ladies quickly turned it around and came out with a 22-16 lead after the first quarter. In the second stanza, the Fillies and Bangles battled it out as the Bangles came within 5 before Freshman Victoria Rushing sparked an 11-3 run with a downtown 3 pointer. After 1 half, the ladies entered the locker room up 43-28.
The Bangles had not given up just yet. In the third quarter, they got within 6 at 55-49, but turnovers and too many missed opportunities let the Fillies stay on top. They tied the quarter in points scored at 23, but it just wasn't enough. The Fillies came out blasting in the 4th and took home a 92-65 victory, boosting their overall record to 12-3.
Freshman Daria Eremeeva led the team shooting 7-8 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line, giving her a new career high of 17 points. She also added 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists, and 1 steal on the night. Freshman Patience Okpe added 15 points, Sophomore Charlynn Perry added 14 points, and Freshman Stefany Lourenco added 10 points. All Fillies who participated on the night were able to score a least one basket to contribute to the win.
The Fillies return to play on Wednesday January 11th in conference play at Trinity Valley. Trinity Valley currently holds a record for 85 straight home victories in their gymnasium. The Fillies are looking to break the streak.