Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State’s Donte Morales scored a game high 30 points as the Pioneers picked up a big road win on Saturday as they defeated the Shepherd University Rams, 82-76.
The Pioneers would fall behind early as Shepherd held an 11 point lead at the 15:16 minute mark of the first half, 18-7. But Glenville State would battle back and take a one point lead with 2:06 left till halftime, 34-33.
However the Rams would still lead the Pioneers at the half, 39-37.
In the second half both teams would go back and fourth. Glenville State would lead most of the second half however Shepherd would tie the game up at 70 all with just 2:30 left to play. After that tie the Pioneers would make a 6-0 run as they took a 76-70 lead with 1:19 on the clock.
The Pioneers would eventually hold off the Rams as Glenville State picked up a big road win, 82-76.
There were nine ties and 16 lead changes in the game. The Pioneers shot well from the floor as they shot 51 percent and shot 48 percent from behind the three-point line. The Rams shot 51 percent from the floor and 50 percent from behind the three-point line.
Glenville State also connected on 12 three-pointers in the game.
Donte Morales had a great game as he scored a game high 30 points for the Pioneers. Morales also grabbed seven rebounds and handed out three assists.
Sedric Nady scored 20 points and handed out a team high four assists while Brett Morris scored 12 points in the victory.
Shepherd was led by Ryan McTavish as he scored a team high 26 points.
The Pioneers (16-4, 12-2) are on a four game win streak. They will host rival Fairmont State on Monday, February 2nd tip-off is set for 7:30 pm.