|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||36||33||69|
|Feb. 24, 2017|
|LSU Shreveport||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|#1 Benjamin Batts - 17||Points||#3 Joe Jackson - 20|
|#21 Anthony Walker - 9||Rebounds||#22 Allen Wilcher - 10|
|4 Players - 2||Assists||2 Players (#3,#5) - 5|
|LSU Shreveport||Team Statistics||Our 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)|
|0||2nd 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).
at Huston-Tillotson (Feb. 25) at 7:30 p.m.
|20-10 (.667)||12-6 (.667)||Lost 4|