Greenwood’s double-double lead Lions past UIW

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HAMMOND, La – Senior Moses Greenwood scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season as the Southeastern Louisiana men’s basketball team defeated Incarnate Word, 70-64, Wednesday night at the University Center.

The Lions (12-13, 8-4 Southland) have won eight out of their last nine games and four straight overall. SLU is now tied with New Orleans (13-10, 8-4 Southland) for third place.

Greenwood, the Sharon, Mississippi native, shot 12-for-16 from the field to lead SLU as he passed Troy Green for seventh all-time in SLU scoring history. The Velma Jackson grad has scored 1,344 points for his career and is just five points shy of passing Brandon Fortenberry for sixth.

Senior Marlain Veal and sophomore Brandon Gonzalez each added 11 points. Gonzalez, a sophomore from Punta Gorda, Florida, also added seven rebounds and was 5-for-5 from the free throw line.

Freshman Jeremiah Saunders scored nine points on three first half three-pointers while junior Von Julien dished out eight assists.

Southeastern was tested by Incarnate Word (6-18, 1-10 Southland) as UIW trailed SLU just 36-33 at halftime. The Lions seemed to be in control leading, 60-48, with 9:24 remaining when Greenwood went to the bench with four fouls.

With Greenwood out, the Cardinals battled back surging on a 12-0 run to tie the game at 60-60, with 5:17 left. SLU fifth-year head coach Jay Ladner elected to sub in Greenwood, who scored immediately to give the Lions a 62-60 lead.

After UIW tied the game again, sophomore Maxwell Starwood got a huge offensive rebound and lay-up as SLU retook the lead, 64-62. Greenwood hit another jumper and Gonzalez knocked down two free throws to make it, 68-62, and seal the win.

“At this time of year there are no ugly wins,” said Ladner. “We knew this was going to be a tough out, our players knew it, our coaches knew it and they came in and battled. Incarnate Word is a much improved team. There are some things we need to work on for sure but I’m certainly happy that we won.”

SLU found a way to win despite coming off a long road trip last week at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Central Arkansas and showed some affects early in the game.

“That’s just an excuse and we aren’t going to make them,” said Ladner. “Every team in the conference has to play a tough road schedule and make long road trips and we have to be able to come out ready to play every night.”

Southeastern will be back in action Saturday at home against McNeese at 4 p.m. The Lions defeated the Cowboys, 74-71, Jan. 19 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Saturday’s game can be heard live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the Lions Game Day Experience, Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps.

INSIDE SOUTHEASTERN BASKETBALL WITH JAY LADNER
Each Monday night at 7 p.m., beginning Jan. 7th, ‘Inside Southeastern Basketball with Jay Ladner’ broadcasts live on 90.9 KSLU from Rainbow Daiquiris at 14384 West Thomas Street. Talk college hoops with Coach Ladner and host Allen Waddell, cover the finer points of each game and preview upcoming games. If you can’t join the crowd, you can submit a question at www.LionSports.net for the “Ask the Coach” segment. Inside Southeastern Basketball with Jay Ladner airs each Monday night during the Lions’ Southland Conference schedule on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network.

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BOX SCORE

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 70, INCARNATE WORD 64

INCARNATE WORD (6-18, 1-10 SLC)
Brown,Charles 7-8 9-9 23; Graham,Cody 4-4 2-2 10; Peevy,Christian 3-10 2-3 8; Caruso,Jordan 4-5 0-0 8; Kite,Jorden 2-5 0-0 6; Ene,Augustine 2-4 1-1 5; Murray,Dwight 1-7 0-0 2; Smith,Antoine 1-3 0-0 2; Wilbert,Romello 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-46 14-15 64.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA (12-13, 8-4 SLC)
Greenwood, Moses 12-16 1-4 25; Gonzalez, Brandon 2-5 5-5 11; Veal, Marlain 3-9 3-7 11; Saunders, Jeremiah 3-6 0-0 9; Starwood, Maxwell 4-6 0-0 8; Julien, Von 1-4 0-0 3; Charleston, Keith 1-4 1-2 3; Brown, Kajon 0-1 0-1 0; Edwards, Parker 0-1 0-0 0; Diop, Pape 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-52 10-19 70.

Incarnate Word……………….. 33 31 – 64
Southeastern Louisiana…….. 36 34 – 70

3-point goals–Incarnate Word 2-10 (Kite,Jorden 2-5; Peevy,Christian 0-1; Murray,Dwight 0-2; Smith,Antoine 0-1; Brown,Charles 0-1), Southeastern Louisiana 8-24 (Saunders, Jeremiah 3-5; Gonzalez, Brandon 2-5; Veal, Marlain 2-4; Julien, Von 1-4; Brown, Kajon 0-1; Edwards, Parker 0-1; Charleston, Keith 0-1; Starwood, Maxwell 0-1; Greenwood, Moses 0-2). Fouled out–Incarnate Word-Caruso,Jordan, Southeastern Louisiana-None. Rebounds–Incarnate Word 23 (Peevy,Christian 8), Southeastern Louisiana 29 (Greenwood, Moses 10). Assists–Incarnate Word 7 (Graham,Cody 4), Southeastern Louisiana 18 (Julien, Von 8). Total fouls–Incarnate Word 16, Southeastern Louisiana 16. Technical fouls–Incarnate Word-TEAM,
Southeastern Louisiana-None. A-667

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