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Shepherd record at 3-1 after consecutive victories

By Staff | Nov 29, 2019

BUCKHANNON — With Thomas Lang scoring 31 points, Shepherd won its first road game, 85-65, over winless West Virginia Wesleyan in the Rockefeller Center in Buckhannon on Nov. 13. Lang connected on 10-of-14 field goal attempts and also led the Rams in rebounds with six.

Shepherd held a comfortable, 43-26, lead by halftime. Kyle Daggett aided Lang’s scoring with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field.

The Rams never allowed the Bobcats to menace their lead by converting 19-of-34 three-point field goal attempts.

The deadly three-point shooting helped alleviate the overall 38.6-percent norm Shepherd had on all its field goal tries.

Shepherd’s 34 rebounds were one more than West Virginia Wesleyan claimed.

A split of its first two games of the season (a loss to Charleston and a win against Bowie State) were both at the Butcher Center before the Rams hit the familiar road to Buckhannon.

Back at home, Shepherd overcame a halting beginning to its game against Frostburg. The Rams were trailing, 42-37, at halftime to the Bobcats, But then the Rams were able to outpoint the visitors, 40-24, in the last half to close out a 77-66 non-conference win at the Butcher Center.

Lang paced six Shepherd scorers who were in double figures or just missed them with his 22 points. Jarrell Jones and Daggett both had 11 points, while Jon Preston (nine points), Cam Stephens (eight points) and Phillip Jordan (eight points) neared double figures.

Shepherd again made only 38.6-percent of its field goal efforts, but converted 7-of-8 free throws.

Despite the 22 points from Bo Schene, 17 from Daniel Alexander and 15 from Leondre Rogers, Frostburg saw its overall record dip to 1-3.

The Bobcats made 42.4-percent of their field goal attempts, but made only 53.8-percent of their free throw tries.

Shepherd’s next home game is against PSAC rival Slippery Rock, on Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Butcher Center.