Jaguars Exact Revenge Over Bulldogs
Posted Dec 16, 2006 21:07:54
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Southern Jaguars (1-10) paid the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-7) back for a loss the weekend prior with a 62-47 win in the F. G. Clark Center Saturday night.
?We talked all week about how Southern was going to be a step quicker since this was a home game for them,? Tech head coach Keith Richard said. ?We needed to match that. We were ready to play, but it?s such a struggle for us to score. We took a step back today offensively.?
Tech struck first with a bucket in the paint from senior Harry Disy at the 19:01 mark. Southern answered on the ensuing passion with a three-pointer from junior Joe Holliday with 18:36 on the clock. Junior Geri Guillory added a jumper to give Southern a 5-2 lead with 17:54 in the first half.
Senior Chad McKenzie cut Southern?s lead to 5-4 with a lay-up from senior Terry Parker, Jr., at the 16:35 mark. The Jaguars put together a 17-0 run before senior Trey McDowell hit a lay-up with 9:50 left to go in the half to put the score at 22-6.
The Bulldogs found an offensive spurt for the remainder of the first half and outscored the Jags 15-9 to trail by only 10 points with the score 31-21 at halftime.
?We?re going to have to come up with something to help them offensively,? Richard said. ?You have to be able to score to win ball games. That?s what happened to us early on tonight.?
Disy opened the second half with a lay-up much like the first and cut the Southern lead to eight. The Bulldogs, however, could not cut the lead any closer for the remainder of the game and the Jaguars would go on to win their first game of the season.
Tech was led by McDowell with 12 points and McKenzie with 10. Southern was led by freshman Douglass Scott with 17.
The Bulldogs return to action Thursday, Dec. 21, in the CenturyTel Center in Shreveport, La., against the Centenary Gents at 7 p.m.
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