Parker, Shyne lead Pilots past Jarvis
February 21, 2012HAWKINS, Tex. - Derrick Parker and Greg Shyne led the charge for the LSU Shreveport Pilots on Monday night combing for 51 points in LSUS' 75-54 thumping of the Jarvis Christian Bulldogs at the Anthony Robinson Gym in Red River Athletic Conference play. LSUS now trails OLLU in the regular season standings by a game with OLLU's 102-67 trouncing over Texas Wesleyan.
The title hopes are still alive for the Pilots with two games to play as LSUS plays at Wiley on Thursday and then hosts Texas College on Monday to close out the regular season while OLLU still has meeting with Langston and Jarvis. Langston has won four games in a row and lost by only 13 to OLLU earlier in the season.
Jarvis led for the first two and a half minutes until the Pilots got the offense going and once they did it was hard to stop as they took the lead on a Derrick Parker two-point basket with 17:42 to play in the first half and would never trail again.
Parker's bucket sparked a 14-4 run that expanded the LSUS' lead to 12 after a rainmaker from Jake Greene to end the run with a 20-8 lead for the Pilots with 13:18 to play in the half. Jarvis would bounce back and get as close as two points until the offense could build another double digit lead reaching 12 with just inside a minute to play in the half after a pair of free-throws from Cody Walker.
The Bulldogs (9-18, 8-14 RRAC) trimmed the LSUS lead down to single digits only once as the Pilots took offense and dominated the rest of the way putting together a 20-2 run to build a 27-point cushion just one-point shy of their largest lead of the night of 28 points which came a few minutes later for a 67-39 lead with eight minutes to play.
Parker led all scorers and claimed his usual double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds while Shyne poured in 25 points.
The three-point line was busy for the Pilots as they drained five of 12 attempts from beyond the arc with Jake Greene making three of six to finish with nine points while Shyne was two for five.
LSUS tamed the free-throw line as well making 14 of 17 while three shooters never missed: Shyne led the way making all five while Walker made four to finish with eight points and Isiah Bazile made two.
Bazile was another double digit rebounder for the visitors pulling down a dozen defensive rebounds to claim 16 total boards. The Pilots dominated the boards 46-34.