|Jarvis Christian (Texas)||31||46||77|
|Feb. 10, 2017|
|LSU Shreveport||Indv. Leaders||Jarvis Christian (Texas)|
|#1 Benjamin Batts - 17||Points||#3 Chasen King - 14|
|2 Players (#3,#12) - 6||Rebounds||5 Players - 4|
|#2 Tyrell Springer - 5||Assists||#21 Isaiah Lopez - 6|
|LSU Shreveport||Team Statistics||Jarvis Christian (Texas)|
|42.4% (28 - 66)||Field Goals %||43.3% (29 - 67)|
|38.5% (5 - 13)||3 Point Field Goals %||26.7% (4 - 15)|
|91.7% (22 - 24)||Free Throws||75% (15 - 20)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||0|
HAWKINS, Tex. – The LSU Shreveport Pilots men's basketball team picked up a tough road win (83-77) in Red River Athletic Conference action on Friday night over the Jarvis Christian Bulldogs. The Pilots improve to 17-6 and 9-4 in the RRAC while Jarvis Christian falls to 11-11 and 3-10 in the league.
"I'm very proud of our team tonight," said LSUS coach Kyle Blankenship. "It's never easy to win on the road in this league and Jarvis kept fighting unto the very end."
The Pilots dished out a team total of 14 assists aiding four to net double figures. Benjamin Batts (JR/Saginaw, Michigan) led the team with 17 points as he crushed it at the charity stripe making all eight attempts. He was not the only Pilot that achieved success at the stripe as C. J. McGill (JR/Tampa, Florida), Greg Pollins (SR/Texarkana, Texas), Rashard Owens (SR/Bossier City, Louisiana) and Josh Walker (SR/Fairview, Louisiana) all converted all of their attempts from the line.
"Late in the game, guys stepped up and hit clutch free throws," said Blankenship whose club knocked down 22-of-24 from the free-throw line for the game. "We work on them every day and I think the way we shoot them as a team reflects the time we put into it each practice."
The Pilots led at the break 35-31 but turned their focus to defense to begin the second half. "We really set the tone defensively early in the second half and stretch our lead to double digits," said Blankenship as his Pilots led by as much as 16 after Batts sank two free-throws with 11 minutes to play in the game.
The Bulldogs tried hard but never could get any closer than four points as the Pilots made sure to maintain the lead with the aid of the free-throw line to finish with a 91-percent clip for the game.
at Wiley College at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 11) in Marshall, Tex.
|20-6 (.769)||12-4 (.750)||Won 5|