Parker dominates as Pilots run past Southwest
January 05, 2012SHREVEPORT, La. - Derrick Parker recorded his seventh double-double of the season as the Pilots crushed the Southwest Mustangs 99-72 on Thursday night at The Dock in Red River Athletic Conference play.
LSUS (6-5, 4-2 RRAC) held a 14-point lead at the half against a pesky Southwest squad 56-42. The Pilots shot 46% from the field in the second half in route to a 27-point victory as they had four scorers finish the game in double figures.
Parker led all scorers and rebounders while Greg Shyne had an impressive night as well with 17 points. Shyne energized the crowd on the dunking end of an ally-oop from Jacoby Marshall just a minute into the second half. Parker was also on the dunking end of a no-look behind the back pass from Mark Politte with just under three minutes to play that brought the crowd to their feet once again as Politte finished the contest with four assists.
Jake Greene had a double-digit night for the Pilots as he drained some long rainbow style three's, three to be exact, and made five of six from the charity stripe to finish with 14 points while Aubin Young had an impressive first night playing in his first game this season tossing in 13 points and grabbing five rebounds.
Isiah Bazile turned in another hard working game finishing with nine points and as many rebounds while Rydell Harris had eight points and three rebounds.
The Pilots had a total of 23 assists in the game as Politte, Cody Walker, and Marshall each had four. Parker had four blocks underneath the basket.
Southwest (4-6, 2-5 RRAC) forced the Pilots into 23 turnovers on defense but were unable to overcome the stellar defense of the Pilots as they forced them to take some rough shots as they finished at 30% from the field thanks to a slim 26% in the second half.
The Mustangs had two scorers in double digits; Demetrius Evans did not quite live up to his average coming into the game of 24.7 P/G but he did finish with a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds while Michael Darden had 10 points.
The three-point line was busy tonight at The Dock as USW shot just 20% making only seven of 35 attempts while the Pilots made five of 22 from downtown. LSUS shot 76% from the free-throw line making 26 of 34 while the Mustangs did not take a shot from the line in the second half and finished nine for 12 which they accomplished before halftime.
The Pilots dominated on the boards out re bounding the visitors 67-43.
The Pilots will now hit the road for a single game in Houston, Texas, for a 4:00 tip on Saturday afternoon at St. Thomas University. The next game at The Dock will be next Thursday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m. versus Jarvis Christian College.