Rams, Pioneers split Saturday doubleheader
Shepherd survived some uneven free throw shooting (6-for-13), had two more rebounds and had 19 assists as a team in edging visiting Glenville, 89-86, in a mens basketball game played Saturday at the Butcher Center.
The Pioneers had opportunities to tie the game when the Rams had only a three-point lead in the last 35 seconds, but missed a pair of three-point shot tries.
The win gave Shepherd a 2-1 overall record while the Pioneers were just opening their season.
Glenville stayed close, making 14-of-15 free throws, as Jon Dunmyer scored 31 points and Terry Davis added 19 more.
But the Rams had Steffen Davis and A.J. Carr with 25 points each. Carr claimed 10 rebounds and went 11-for-15 on field goal attempts.
Skyler Roman had 14 points, Winston Burgess 12 and Naim Muhammad nine for the Rams.
Carr led the Rams’ rebounders with 10 with Muhammad and Gavin McTavish each getting seven missed shots.
Muhammad had a game high 11 assists.
In the womens game of the weekend doubleheader, Glenville stunned the Rams with a fourth-quarter outburst that quickly broke open a close, three-point game after three periods. The winning Pioneers outgunned Shepherd, 24-10, in the last quarter.
Paris McLeod had 18 points and Courtney Davis 16 points as the Pioneers were able to attempt 81 shots from the floor.
Glenville had 14 steals and caused the Rams to commit 23 turnovers. Both teams had 48 rebounds.
Morgan Arden (18 points, five turnovers), Cara Mason (15 points, seven turnovers) and Liz Myers (10 points, 19 rebounds) exerted their influences on the game’s outcome.
Shepherd made only 8-of-13 (61.5 percent) free throws and received only nine points from its mostly ineffective reserves.
The Rams were 2-2 after Saturday’s conference loss and Glenville improved to 3-0.