Hall lifts Pilots at the end over Jarvis
February 21, 2013
HAWKINS, Tex. - Bossier High standout Tevin Hall made a field goal and then converted the free-throw to lift the no. 19 LSU Shreveport Pilots in overtime past the Jarvis Christian Bulldogs 100-99 in Red River Athletic Conference play at Thursday night. Hall would have never had the chance to win it for the Pilots had Jake Greene not hit the game-tying three-pointer with two seconds to play in regulation.
Hall finished with just seven points but none were bigger than the last three that he scored to win the game on a night when the Pilots shot 43-percent. Greene, who tied the contest in regulation's final seconds, finished with just six points but hit two huge three's toward the end as the Pilots rallied to send the game into OT and eventually win it.
LSUS (21-5, 16-4) overcame an eight-point deficit in the overtime period as Jarvis started the period hot sinking the first eight points. The Pilots made twice as many as Jarvis from beyond the arc as they knocked down 12 of 33 (36%) while the home squad was just six of 11 but their 21 of 31 free throws kept things close.
Jarvis (14-15, 10-10 RRAC) shot the ball well making 52-percent of their shots but it was not good enough on a night when they ran into the Pilots who were meant to win this game as LSUS overcame from nearly 10-points down in the last minutes of the second half and overtime period to keep their title hopes alive.
Rodney Milum and Brandon Davis led the Pilots with 23 points each. Milum fouled out late in the second half so the Pilots were able to battle their way past the Bulldogs without one of their top scorers in overtime. Davis turned in a double-double with 10 rebounds.
Rydell Harris had 14 points and seven rebounds while Mark Politte had 15 points and nine assists while Aaron Jones had 10 points.
The Bulldogs had the game's leading scorer with EJ Freeman draining 32 points while Marcus O'Key had 19, Jacoby Joseph 17, Jade Allen, 14 and Mark Farmer had 10 points. The home squad managed to out rebound the Pilots 44-34 but LSUS made the most of their 14 offensive rebounds with 24 second chance points.
The win keeps the Pilots two games behind the leading SAGU Lions who beat Our Lady of the Lake tonight. SAGU faces Wiley on Saturday to determine the magnitude of Monday's meeting at The Dock which will also be determined by the outcome of the Pilots game Saturday with St. Thomas.
SATURDAY SCENARIOS FOR MONDAY'S GAME
Monday's game will be for the RRAC regular season title if....
LSUS beats St. Thomas and Wiley beats SAGU
If that happens and LSUS defeats SAGU on Monday then the Pilots would be the champs as they hold the tie breaker over SAGU. But a win by SAGU on Saturday against Wiley would clinch the regular season title no matter the outcome of Monday's game at The Dock.