Hamilton's 42 Points Lead LSUS to Season Opening Victory
November 07, 2008
Shreveport, La. - Senior transfer Tyrone Hamilton scored a game-high 42 points in his LSUS debut, as the Pilots rallied from 11 down with just over six minutes remaining to knock off the visiting Tigers, 106-104.
Five made three-points baskets between John Anthony Anglin and Hamilton sparked a 18-4 LSUS run that saw the Pilots take a three point lead following a thunderous dunk by Chris Gatlin with two minutes left in the game.
After back-to-back baskets by Paul Quinn's Joseph Cormadelle gave the Tigers a one point lead with 1:30 left in the game, Louisiana Tech transfer Brandon Mims brought the house down with an alley-oop dunk from Hamilton to give the Pilots the lead for good.
Freshman Derrick Parker dropped in 20 points in his first game with the Pilots, Anglin and Mims had 14 and 12 respectively.
But this night belonged to Hamilton. After making a well-publicized decision to transfer to LSUS this summer from crosstown NCAA Division 1 Centenary College, Hamilton stole the show in his Pilots debut. Hamilton's 42 points were two shy of the all-time LSUS record, and he also dished out 10 assists and pulled down 7 rebounds in the contest. And when his team needed him the most, Hamilton did not disappoint, scoring 15 points over the final six minutes to push the team to victory.
The Pilots (1-0) will be back in action on Tuesday night when they take on Jarvis Christian at The Dock.