Shepherdstown, WV – The Glenville State Pioneer men’s basketball squad fell on the road at Shepherd on Saturday afternoon by a final score of, 79-87.
In the first half of action Shepherd jumped out to an early six point lead, 6-0, at the 16:35 minute mark.
The Pioneers though would tie the game up at 14 all after Lamar Mallory hit a layup with 12:45 left till halftime.
GSC would later take their first lead of the game at the 7:37 minute mark as the Pioneers went up, 24-23.
However the Rams would take a four point lead into halftime, 39-35.
In the second half the Pioneers would cut the lead to two points at the 18:52 minute mark, 41-39, but that’s as close as GSC would get.
The Rams would build a 13 point lead in the second half and never look back as they would go on to defeat the Pioneers by eight points, 87-79.
The Pioneers turned the ball over 18 times while the Rams turned it over 14 times. However the Pioneers would score 20 points off of turnovers while Shepherd only scored 11 points off of turnovers.
The GSC bench also outscored the Rams bench 9 to 8.
Shepherd would finish the game shooting 60 percent from the floor while the Pioneers shot 46 percent from the floor.
The Pioneers were led by Jamel Morris as he scored 22 points and dished out four assists. Lamar Mallory scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the loss.
Kevin Gray also scored in double figures as he finished with 14 points.
For Shepherd Chad Moore scored a game high 33 points and had seven rebounds. Also for the Rams Brantley Osborne chipped in with 23 points.
With the loss the Pioneers fall to 11-13 (7-12) in the WVIAC Conference. They return to action Monday, February 18th when they travel to the University of Charleston. Game time is set for 7:30 pm.