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65
VS
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(12)LSU Shreveport
(25)Our Lady of the Lake University
Men's Basketball - Fri, Feb. 24, 2017
Final12F
LSU Shreveport333265
Our Lady of the Lake (Tex363369
Feb. 24, 2017
LSU ShreveportIndv. LeadersOur Lady of the Lake (Tex
#1 Benjamin Batts - 17Points #3 Joe Jackson - 20
#21 Anthony Walker - 9Rebounds #22 Allen Wilcher - 10
4 Players - 2Assists 2 Players (#3,#5) - 5
LSU ShreveportTeam StatisticsOur Lady of the Lake (Tex
37.9% (25 - 66) Field Goals % 54% (27 - 50)
28% (7 - 25) 3 Point Field Goals % 36.4% (8 - 22)
50% (8 - 16) Free Throws 46.7% (7 - 15)
35Rebounds 39
8Assists 19
11Turnovers 16
02nd Chance Pts 0

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. – The no. 12 LSU Shreveport men's basketball dropped a close one to the no. 25 Our Lady of the Lake Saints 69-65 on Friday night in Red River Athletic Conference action. The Pilots fall to 20-7 and 12-5 in the RRAC while the Saints improve to 18-7 and 12-5 in the league.

"We got off to a slow start in both halves and you can't do that on the road versus a really good basketball team," said LSUS coach Kyle Blankenship whose club trailed by 10 before they scored their first bucket 4:06 into the contest.

The Saints led the entire way as they held a couple of double-digit leads in the 1st half but the Pilots were able to rally to trim the deficit to three by the break. OLLU kept the pressure on and led by a dozen with 4:47 to play.

"I thought our guys did a great job of never quitting despite falling down double digits late in the game. We had a shot there at the end to either tie it or win it, but we just didn't get it done," added Blankenship.

LSUS came within two points when Benjamin Batts (JR/Saginaw, Michigan) completed a three-point play with 13 seconds left to play. Tyrell Springer (SR/Springfield, Massachusetts) then came away with one of his four steals in the game as he took it out of the hands of Dav'vin Hill who was going up for the game-sealing layup.

Unfortunately for the Pilots they missed the potential game winner on the other end and it was rebounded by OLLU's Joe Jackson who hit both bonus free-throws to seal the win with five seconds to play.

The Pilots had just two scorers reach double figures led by Batts (17) and C. J. McGill (JR/Tampa, Florida) (15) while a trio all had nine points each: Springer, Greg Pollins (SR/Texarkana, Texas) and Uzonna Akazi (SR/Queens, New York).

UP NEXT
at Huston-Tillotson (Feb. 25) at 7:30 p.m.

 
 
M - Basketball
Overall RRAC Streak
20-10 (.667) 12-6 (.667) Lost 4
 
 
 
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