Strong Second Half blasts Pilots past Saint Thomas
January 24, 2013
SHREVEPORT, La. - The LSU Shreveport Pilots outscored the Saint Thomas Celts 33-9 in the last 13 minutes of Thursday night's contest to dominate the second half for a 76-56 victory in Red River Athletic Conference play.
Two of the three Pilots to finish in double figures came off the bench with Rodney Milum having a good night dropping six three-pointers to finish at nine of 17 from the field knocking down the game-high of 27 points. Tevin Hall had 11 for the Pilots and was a big part of the run late in the game as he pitched in seven of his 11 total points.
Brandon Davis was just as dependable as he has been since starting at the first of the month as he turned in his fifth straight double-double performance with only a dozen points and 19 total rebounds. Davis controlled the defensive boards collecting 16 defensive rebounds.
Saint Thomas (13-5, 8-4 RRAC) started the game hot with a 14-2 run over the first five minutes of the game until the Pilots regained composer to shoot 45-percent in the half and took only a one-point deficit into the locker room at the break (33-32).
After leading by double digits for a good part of the first half, the Celts only managed a lead as large as four in the second half as the Pilots surged past on their home floor.
LSUS shot an impressive 59-percent in the second half to produce the large run and finished at 52-percent from the field. Not only did the Pilots produce overall but they crushed 12 three's in 28 attempts to finish at 42-percent from downtown.
The Celts was just 10 of 30 in the second half as the Pilot's defense clamped down to hold the visitors to just 23 points in the second half of play.
The next game for the Pilots will be at The Dock this Saturday at 2 p.m. against the Paul Quinn Tigers as the two squads will be raising Cancer Awareness as the coaches participate in the Suits and Sneakers Challenge as they will wear sneakers with their suits on Saturday afternoon at The Dock.
$1 from every ticket sold to the game in addition to 10% of the concessions will go to the American Cancer Society as the NAIA and the LSUS Pilots and Paul Quinn Tigers do their part in the fight against Cancer.