SHREVEPORT, La. – The no. 2 LSU Shreveport men's basketball team dominated from start to finish as they controlled a double-digit lead for the majority of the game as they crushed the Comets of UT-Dallas by a final score of 80-65 on Thursday night at the Dock.
LSUS (11-0) remains unbeaten on the season as they blew away the Comets in the first half as they garnished a 44-27 lead at the break.
UTD (8-3) played much better in the second half as they held the advantage in the second half as they outscored the Pilots 38-36, but it was not enough to overcome the 17-point deficit at the half.
The Pilots finished the game with four scorers in double figures with two getting the double-double.
Eric Young was the leading scorer and had one of the double-doubles which was his second of the year. Young finished the game with 18 points and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes of action. He was seven of 11 from the field, two of four from long range, a perfect two for two from the free-throw line and had three assists. Young had three assists, one blocked shot, and three steals.
Corey Bingham drained the basket for 16 points in 30 minutes. He was five of 11 from the field, four of eight from downtown, two for two from the line and had four assists.
Derrick Parker got his fifth double-double on the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. He played 29 minutes and went six for 11 from the field and two of four from the free-throw line.
Brance Davenport was the final Pilot with double-digit points as he put 11 on the board after going five of 11 from the field including one three-pointer in 23 minutes of action and had three assists.
Greg Shyne had nine points including a mammoth slam dunk following a near turnover by the Pilots. Shyne played 15 minutes and was two for seven from the field, one of three from downtown, and a perfect four for four from the charity stripe.
Jake Greene made a pair of three-pointers to finish with six points while Isiah Bazile, Cody Walker and Mark Jackson all finished with two points each. Bazile was the team's assist leader with six.
The Pilots shot 48% (29-60) from the field, 43% (10-23) from downtown and 85% (12-14) from the free-throw line.
The next game for the Pilots will be an exhibition game at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches at 7:00 p.m. The Demons are currently 8-5 with one game to play on the road before the meeting with LSUS.