Porter Scores 40, Eclipses 1,000 Point Barrier in Pilots Victory
January 17, 2008Shreveport, La. - LSUS senior Josh Porter poured in a career-high 40 points, surpassing the 1,000-point mark for his career, to lead the Pilots to a 90-52 win over the Spring Hill Badgers.
Porter needed just 6 points entering tonight's contest to hit the 1,000-point milestone and become the fifth Pilot player to do so since the program was restored in 2003. Rico Payne (2,244), Derrick Rogers (1,117), Freddy Hughes (1,024) and Derrick Sowell (1,013) each eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in their LSUS careers.
With 16:12 remaining in the first half, Porter nailed a 17-foot jumper, giving him 1,000 for his career in just 54 games played in a Pilots uniform. Porter finished the game shooting 14-of-21 from the field, including 7-of-13 from behind the arc.
The Pilots (16-0, 5-0) won for just the second time in five tries at the Arthur Outlaw Rec Center, while remaining undefeated and atop the GCAC standings.
Porter wasn't the only Pilot to have an outstanding game on Thursday night, Senior Jamon Morris recorded his NAIA leading 13th double-double of the season, finishing with 21 points and 16 rebounds.
Clarke Jackson also added 8 points off of the bench for the Pilots, connecting on 2-for-2 from behind the 3-point line.
LSUS shot a season-high 58% from the field, including 10-of-23 (43%) from behind the arc in Thursday night's rout of the Badgers. The 38-point triumph was the largest margin of victory for the Pilots this season.
The Pilots will now face the Mobile Rams (10-5, 5-0) for battle of sole possession of first place in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference standings on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 PM