Lady Pilots take down Jarvis
HAWKINS, Tex. - The no. 25 LSU Shreveport Lady Pilots took care of business on Thursday night in Red River Athletic Conference play defeating the Jarvis Christian Lady Bulldogs 72-59.
LSUS (22-4, 17-3 RRAC) shot 54-percent for the game with three Lady Pilots finishing in double figures with Sharde Henry leading the way with a double-double performance of 22 points, 10 rebounds and she dished out six assists as she collected the game's high in all three categories.
Jenna Diakos poured in 21 points on nine of 12 shooting while Christy Willis had 11 points having one of only tow three-pointers made by the Lady Pilots.
Jarvis Christian (7-18, 5-15 RRAC) had a tough night against the LSUS Lady Pilots defense making only 37-percent on a night where the LSUS defense forced JC into 19 turnovers. Porche Gavin (11) and Jemetria Green (10) were the only two Lady Bulldogs to finish in double digits while Ivory Russell (8) was their leading rebounder on a night where LSUS won the rebounding battle 33-27.
The Lady Pilots will take on St. Thomas in their next contest this Saturday in Houston. LSUS won the first meeting this season 102-79.
Hall lifts Pilots at the end over Jarvis
HAWKINS, Tex. - Bossier High standout Tevin Hall made a field goal and then converted the free-throw to lift the no. 19 LSU Shreveport Pilots in overtime past the Jarvis Christian Bulldogs 100-99 in Red River Athletic Conference play at Thursday night. Hall would have never had the chance to win it for the Pilots had Jake Greene not hit the game-tying three-pointer with two seconds to play in regulation.
Hall finished with just seven points but none were bigger than the last three that he scored to win the game on a night when the Pilots shot 43-percent. Greene, who tied the contest in regulation's final seconds, finished with just six points but hit two huge three's toward the end as the Pilots rallied to send the game into OT and eventually win it.
LSUS (21-5, 16-4) overcame an eight-point deficit in the overtime period as Jarvis started the period hot sinking the first eight points. The Pilots made twice as many as Jarvis from beyond the arc as they knocked down 12 of 33 (36%) while the home squad was just six of 11 but their 21 of 31 free throws kept things close.
Jarvis (14-15, 10-10 RRAC) shot the ball well making 52-percent of their shots but it was not good enough on a night when they ran into the Pilots who were meant to win this game as LSUS overcame from nearly 10-points down in the last minutes of the second half and overtime period to keep their title hopes alive.
Rodney Milum and Brandon Davis led the Pilots with 23 points each. Milum fouled out late in the second half so the Pilots were able to battle their way past the Bulldogs without one of their top scorers in overtime. Davis turned in a double-double with 10 rebounds.
Rydell Harris had 14 points and seven rebounds while Mark Politte had 15 points and nine assists while Aaron Jones had 10 points.
The Bulldogs had the game's leading scorer with EJ Freeman draining 32 points while Marcus O'Key had 19, Jacoby Joseph 17, Jade Allen, 14 and Mark Farmer had 10 points. The home squad managed to out rebound the Pilots 44-34 but LSUS made the most of their 14 offensive rebounds with 24 second chance points.
The win keeps the Pilots two games behind the leading SAGU Lions who beat Our Lady of the Lake tonight. SAGU faces Wiley on Saturday to determine the magnitude of Monday's meeting at The Dock which will also be determined by the outcome of the Pilots game Saturday with St. Thomas.