Rams escape with 108-101 victory over Pilots
January 15, 2005
Shreveport, LA---The 11th ranked LSUS Pilots played host to the 16th ranked University of Mobile Rams Saturday night in Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Action. Despite trailing by as many as 20 points in the second half, LSUS trailed by four with 1:30 remaining. The Pilots struggled from the free throw line down the stretch and fell to the Rams 108-101.
In the first half, the Rams shot 49% from the field and found most of their success from beyond the three point line connecting on 8-16 attempts. Rams Tremaine Perry led all scorers in the half with 19 points on 7-12 shooting. Chris Bolden had 11 points and Gimel Lewis pitched in with 8 points and 4 rebounds.
Derrick Rogers led the Pilots with 17 points on 6-11 shooting and pulled down a team high 6 rebounds. Fredericko Payne connected on 3-5 three point attempts and finished with 11 points. The Pilots shot 46% from the field and connected on 6-13 three point attempts. The Pilots struggled from the free throw line making only 8-13 attempts.
The Rams looked as though they had things wrapped up as they led by 20 points with 8:00 remaining, however the pilots cut the lead to 5 with 1:40 left and were at the free throw line for two shots. The Pilots could not capitalize from the free throw line down the stretch as they missed on 4 attempts in the last 1:30 of the game. The Rams went on to defeat the Pilots 108-101.
Tramaine Perry led the Rams offense with 40 points, followed by Gimel Lewis with 15; Ravi Amunagama with 14; and Chris Bolden finished with 13. The Rams shot 66% from the field in the second half and finished shooting 57% for the game. From beyond the three point line the Rams were 14-25, and were 16-29 from the free throw line.
Fredericko Payne led the Pilots with 32 points and 5 steals on 10-22 shooting. Payne connected on a game high 8-15 three point attempts. Derrick Rogers finished with 25 points and 8 rebounds, while teammate Justin Collins pitched in with 24 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. LSUS finished shooting 46% from the field and made 12-28 three point attempts. The Pilots finished 29-40 from the free throw line.
The Rams improve to 16-4 with the victory and are now on top of the GCAC at 5-0. The Pilots are now second at 5-1 in conference play, 14-6 overall. The two teams will match-up again February 12th at the University of Mobile. The Pilots next game will be Thursday night at 7:30pm when they play host to Loyola University at the Dock.
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