Pilots pummel Rams, 94-67
February 04, 2006
Shreveport, LA---The No. 8 LSUS Pilots and the No. 15 University of Mobile Rams entered Saturday night’s Gulf Coast Athletic Conference bout tied for second spot at 6-2, but the Pilots broke that tie with a convincing 94-67 win over the Rams infront of a near capacity crowd at The Dock.
The Pilots led by as many as 13 points in the first half but a Zarko Comagic field goal capped a 9-0 run to cut the Pilots lead to 38-34 at the 5:47 mark.
Fredericko Payne connected on a jumper from the free-throw line as time expired in the half to put the Pilots ahead 53-45 at the break.
The up-tempo play of the first half saw both teams shoot high percentages from the floor with the Rams connecting on 16-of32 attempts from the floor, including 5-of-8 (63%) from beyond the arc.
LSUS however connected on a season high 65% (22-of-34) from the field which included 7-of-13 from beyond the arc. Josh Porter led the Pilots with 16 first half points.
The Pilots poured it on in the second half and outscored the Rams 41-22 in the second half after connecting on 13-of-24 (54%) field goal attempts and 12-of-14 from the line. Payne finished with a game high 23 points and seven rebounds while Porter added 24 points and five boards. Shadrach Roome pitched in with 11 points and seven rebounds while seven other Pilots added three or more points.
With the win the Pilots improve to 20-3 on the year and are in soul possession of second place, one game behind the Spring Hill College Badgers at 7-2 in conference play. The Pilots will return to action Monday night looking to avenge an 87-82 loss at the hands of the Belhaven College Blazers in Jackson, MS. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30pm.