Pilots cruise to 111-87 victory over Crusaders
January 28, 2006
Shreveport, LA---The LSUS Pilots led by as many as 17 points in the first half but a late 18-10 run by the William Carey College Crusaders cut the Pilots halftime lead to single digits at 55-46. The Pilots however outscored the Crusaders 56-41 in the second half due in large part to Fredericko Payne and Jeremy Johnston who combined for 52 points as the Pilots went on to defeat the Crusaders by a final score of 111-87.
The potent Pilot offense which is currently ranked No. 1 in the NAIA in scoring finished with five players in double-digits on a night that saw the Pilots break the century mark for the 9th time this season.
Payne connected on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor which included 4-of-7 from the floor for a game high 29 points. Johnston finished 10-of-13 shooting for 23 points and collected four rebounds. Shadrach Roome added 14 points and six rebounds; Josh Porter added 12 assists and a game high six assists; while Anton Palmer added 10 points and seven rebounds. Derrick Sowell finished with 6 points and a game high 10 rebounds rounding off the Pilots offensive attack.
Braxton Robins finished with a team high 24 points and eight rebounds for the Crusaders who shot a combined 28-of-58 (48%) from the floor. Renaldo Dorsey and Scotty Fletcher added 16 points a piece and combined for 10 rebounds in the losing effort.
After Saturday night’s victory the Pilots improved to 18-3 on the season and are currently tied with the University of Mobile for second place at 5-2 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference; one game behind the 6-1 Spring Hill College Badgers.