Rams go to 3-0 before losing conference opener
Playing its third straight home game to begin the season, Shepherd dispatched Davis & Elkins, 100-75, behind the uncanny long range shooting of sophomore Steffen Davis, whose 35 points were augmented by his 10-for-13 showing on three-point shot-attempts.
Davis’ scoring helped the then-unbeaten Rams notch 56 points in the second half.
A.J. Carr scored 19 points, Mike Reed added 11 points and 10 rebounds and freshman Winston Burgess also scored 11 points.
The Senators were 0-3 with the loss.
In its first road game/first conference game, Shepherd made a concerted run at Glenville’s 12-point halftime lead but fell, 96-91, to the Pioneers on Saturday.
Glenville was 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the Mountain East Conference after keeping the Rams from catching its lead.
Shepherd could make only 40 percent of its field goal attempts (27-for-67), but remained a threat because it converted 31-of-36 free throws.
Marcus Adkison scored 22 points and made 10-of-11 free throws. Ryan McTavish had trouble making shots from the field for the fourth straight game but connected on 7-of-7 free throws and totaled 17 points. Davis helped out with 16 points while making 6-of-6 foul shots. Burgess had 14 points and made all six of his free throws and had 10 rebounds. Skyler Roman scored 12 points.
The homestanding Pioneers made 47 percent of their field goal tries (32-for-68) to partially offset their losing the rebound war to the Rams, 48-37.
Jalon Plummer topped the Pioneer scoring list with 29 points and Brett Morris added another 19 points.
Chasing Glenville’s 45-33 halftime lead saw the Rams get within three points of the Pioneers in the second half but never fully erase the deficit.