Pilots Complete Road Trip With Blowout
January 21, 2013
MUSKOGEE, Okla. - The LSU Shreveport Pilots (13-4, 9-3) cruised past the Bacone College Warriors by a score of 98-73. The victory keeps the Pilots in the hunt for the RRAC regular season title. The Pilots are currently in second place only one game out of the lead behind SAGU.
The Pilots ended up running away with the victory but it wasn't because of a strong beginning. The Warriors connected on back-to-back three-pointers to start the game and jumped out to a 10-0 lead. The Pilots were able to get on the scoreboard with a bucket by Mark Polite. They continued to climb their way back into the game and took their first lead with 8 minutes remaining in the first half. The Pilots were leading at intermission by a score of 40-34.
The second half was all LSUS outscoring the Warriors by 19 points (58-39). Rodney Milum had the hot hand from three-point range (7-17) and scored 25 points. Brandon Davis once again was too much for the opponents collecting his fourth consecutive double-double leading the Pilots in scoring (31) and rebounds (10).
"It's never easy to win on the road during conference play," commented Pilots Head Coach Kyle Blankenship. "We didn't get off to a very good start giving up the first ten points of the game but stayed the course and was able to get the lead going into halftime. We are glad to get two road wins but don't have much time to enjoy them. We have a big match-up Thursday night against St. Thomas. We are just glad we finally get to play back at home."
The Pilots will host University of St. Thomas (13-4, 8-3) Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 p.m. The Pilots are looking forward to entering the NAIA Coaches Top 25 Poll which will be released Tuesday afternoon.