Pilots take down Regular Season Champs on Senior Night
February 25, 2013
SHREVEPORT, La. - The no.19 LSU Shreveport Pilots seniors definitely have a night to remember as they took down the regular season champion and no. 7 SAGU Lions 80-74 on Monday night at The Dock in front of a standing room only crowd. The win secures second place for the final standings and the no. 2 seed in RRAC Tournament. The Pilots will hit the hardwood on Friday at Noon at SAGU against the no. 7 seed which has yet to be determined who that will be. The Pilots were the only team in the conference to beat SAGU twice this season.
LSUS (22-6, 17-5 RRAC) used the charity stripe to get by SAGU making 26 of 31 attempts to finish at 83-percent from the line while SAGU made just 12 of 17. Brandon Davis turned in his 13th double-double of the season with the game high of 23 points and had the second high total in rebounds with 11. Rodney Milum scored 14 of his 22 points from the free-throw line on a night when he was a chilly two of 13 from beyond the arc.
Mark Politte was the only other Pilot to reach double digit points as he finished with 14 while Rydell Harris led all rebounders with 13 boards as the Pilots edged the Lions on the glass 39-38. Tevin Hall provided nine points off the Pilots bench to aid the reserves with a total of 68 points as opposed to 15 from the non-starters from SAGU.
SAGU (26-4, 19-3 RRAC)had four in double figures with Dominique Rambo leading the way with 21, Jonathan Walter had 19, and Caleb Gentry had 10 along with Emmanuel Adoyi. Mike Nwelue was their only double figure rebounder with 10.
LSUS dug an early hole as the Lions pulled out to a 10-point lead early on in the first half but the Pilots rallied their way back as they normally do to a one-point lead at the half, 34-33.