Pilots rebound with 112-80 win over SUNO
January 14, 2006
Shreveport, LA---The LSUS Pilots (15-2, 2-1) responded to Thursday’s night loss at the hands of the Belhaven College Blazers with a 112-80 win over the visiting Southern University-New Orleans (0-5, 0-5).
The LSUS Pilots stayed off a hot shoot performance by the Knights who connected on 15-of-27 attempts from the floor which included 5-of-9 from the three-point line. Willie Chaney led the way for the Knights with 16 points which included 3-of-3 from the free throw line with less than one second remaining in the half after being fouled by Kyle Blankenship on the last shot of the half.
Jeremy Johnston led the way for the Pilots who connected on 21-of-39 attempts from the floor. Johnston finished 6-of-10 from the floor collecting 14 points. Anton Palmer added nine points while Greg Tyer added seven points off the bench.
LSUS won the turnover battle with only four miscues while collecting 14 assists. SUNO had 10 turnovers to nine first half assists.
The Pilots proved to be too much for the Knights in the second half as they went on to shoot 60% (24-40) from the floor and outscored the Knights 63-38.
Eleven Pilots notched the score sheet which included five players in double-digits. Johnston finished with a game high 25 points and six rebounds while Palmer added 19 points and eight rebounds. Josh Porter pitched in with 19 points and four rebounds, Fredericko Payne added 16 points and three steals, and Tyer added a season high 11 points and three assists. Derrick Sowell added five rebounds, four points, three steals, and three assists.
Marcus Scott and Willie Chaney each poured in 24 points for the Knights who shot a combined 46% (31-68) from the floor. Lepodgy Battle added eight points and six rebounds for the Knights who dropped to 0-5 on the year.
The Pilots will return home to action Monday night when they will play host to the Tougaloo College Bulldogs in GCAC action. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30pm.