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Photo courtesy of Bill Wood Photography: (11) Greg Pollis works around the Jarvis defense.
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Jarvis Christian College
(23)LSU Shreveport
Men's Basketball - Fri, Jan. 6, 2017
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Jarvis Christian (Texas) 7-5, 0-4 RRAC183553
LSU Shreveport 10-3, 3-1 RRAC434588
Jan. 6, 2017
Shreveport, LA
Jarvis Christian (Texas)Indv. LeadersLSU Shreveport
#1 Chris Adams - 11Points #1 Benjamin Batts - 21
#33 Justyn Franks - 8Rebounds #21 Anthony Walker - 11
3 Players - 1Assists #3 Josh Walker - 4
Jarvis Christian (Texas)Team StatisticsLSU Shreveport
29.9% (20 - 67) Field Goals % 46.5% (33 - 71)
6.3% (1 - 16) 3 Point Field Goals % 57.1% (12 - 21)
75% (12 - 16) Free Throws 66.7% (10 - 15)
43Rebounds 49
3Assists 17
15Turnovers 13
62nd Chance Pts 4

SHREVEPORT, La. – The LSU Shreveport Pilots men's basketball team defended The Dock with ease on Friday night as their defense ripped apart the Jarvis Christian Bulldogs 88-53 in Red River Athletic Conference action. The Pilots improved to 10-3 and 3-1 in the RRAC while Jarvis slips to 7-5 and 0-4 in the league.

"I'm extremely pleased with our defensive effort and intensity tonight," said LSUS Head Coach Kyle Blankenship who's Pilots forced Jarvis into 15 turnovers tonight. But it was not just the turnovers that did the trick for the LSUS squad, their stellar "D" held the visitors to just 29-percent shooting for the game. "That is the hardest of any of our teams have ever played in at least three years."

 Benjamin Batts (JR/Saginaw, Michigan) led the Pilots in scoring with 21 points on 5-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc while five other Pilots also netted double figures. "I thought we did a great job in sharing the ball tonight in finding the open man and knocking down shots," said Coach Blankenship as the Pilots dished out a total of 17 assists led by Josh Walker (SR/Fairview, Louisiana) with four and 10 of the 11 players that played tonight had at least one assist.

With every semester comes new players and tonight the Pilots were glad Anthony Walker Jr. made his debut after setting out the fall semester. "Anthony Walker really provided us with a boost, he has been making an impact in practice over the first semester and we are glad to finally have him out on the court with us," added Coach Blankenship.

Walker recorded the game's only double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, 10 of which came on the defensive end of the floor which was not always easy as Jarvis countered with a 7-foot-1 forward Justyn Franks who grabbed eight rebounds in 17 minutes of action.

The Pilots grabbed a total of 49 rebounds compared to the Bulldog's 43. The Pilots will now focus their attention on no. 8 Wiley College as they will limp in tomorrow night after losing 97-62 to no. 1 LSU Alexandria. Tip-off tomorrow night is set for 7:30 p.m. "We are excited about the opportunity to compete against a top 10 team but we are especially excited to be on our home floor. They have a great team and we are going to need to be ready to play," ended Coach Blankenship.

 
 
M - Basketball
Overall RRAC Streak
11-5 (.688) 4-3 (.571) Lost 1
 
 
 
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