LSUS Pilots Improve To 17-4, 12-3 With Overtime Win
SHREVEPORT, La. - The no. 21 LSU Shreveport Pilots surged past the Texas College Steers outscoring them in the overtime period 15-7 for a 105-97 win in Red River Athletic Conference play on Thursday night at The Dock. Brandon Davis had a banner night for the Pilots with a triple-double.
Davis, who collected the first triple-double of the season for the Pilots netted 28 points and dished out the game-high of 10 assists while controlling the defensive boards pulling down 14 of his 15 total rebounds in 43 minutes of action.
Rodney Milum led all scorers pouring in 24 of his 36 points after the break. Milum was drained 10 from beyond the arc and was a perfect six-for-six from the charity stripe as he helped the Pilot's bench who outscored the visitors' bench 55-31.
Tevin Hall added 19 points to the benches' total for the Pilots with seven of nine shooting while starter Mark Politte added 14. Rydell Harris fouled out but made his presence felt in his 35 minutes of action with five points and was the only other Pilots to finish with double-digit rebounds with 10.
LSUS (17-4, 12-3 RRAC) blazed the nets for 5-percent shooting in the first half for a five-point lead at the break, 44-39. The Pilots finished the game at 49-percent from the field in a game where the score was tied 16 times and the lead changed sides 17 times.
The largest the lead ever got for the visitors was by four points just four minutes into the contest while the Pilots supported a lead as large as 11 points at the beginning of the second half which slowly deteriorated as the Steers chipped away to tie the game to send it into overtime.
The Pilots had a chance to win the game in regulation but Davis' three-point attempt came up short to send the game into the extra period.
Texas College (18-7, 12-6 RRAC) impressively placed seven shooters in double-figures with Kerry Jones leading the visitors with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds while Jamal Robertson also added 19 points. The rest of the double figure shooters Brandon Lee, Eddren McCain, Titus Stevenson, Hakeem Poles, and Sherrod Phillips all had 10 points.
LSUS will hit the road for their next two games with the first coming Saturday in Austin, Texas, against Huston-Tillotson and the back end of the road trip will be on Monday at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Both games will begin after the women's game at 7:30 p.m.