SLU cruises past William Carey in home opener

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HAMMOND, La. – Six players scored in double figures for the Southeastern Louisiana men’s basketball team as the Lions rolled past William Carey 78-57 Friday night at the University Center in the home opener.

With SLU (1-1) trailing 9-8 early in the game, the Lions used a 13-2 run to take a 21-11 lead and cruised into halftime with a 43-28 lead.

Seniors Marlain Veal and Moses Greenwood led Southeastern with 12 points each. Freshman Parker Edwards and senior Quinton Thomas had 11 each. Freshmen Ty Brewer and junior Kajon Brown each had 10.

Edwards, the Mandeville, Louisiana native, left off where he finished at LSU. The St. Paul’s graduate had three 3-pointers off the bench as his storybook run continued.

The Lions’ defense bounced back nicely after a tough performance against LSU Tuesday forcing the Crusaders (1-3) into 23 turnovers.

“I thought tonight was more of Southeastern style defensive effort,” said fifth-year SLU head basketball coach Jay Ladner. “I didn’t think we played very well on that end of the floor Tuesday (at LSU). I mean of course LSU had a lot to do with that but it was just good to see us pressure the ball tonight all night long. And tonight it disrupted what William Carey was trying to do. Just an overall better defensive effort tonight.”

The SLU offense was also much improved tonight scoring 29 field goals on 18 assists.

“We really did a great job of sharing the basketball,” said Ladner. “Even the turnovers we had tonight were guys simply trying to make the extra pass and got a little carried away but the thought process was good. I thought a few times we sped ourselves up a little bit but anytime you have more assists than turnovers you feel pretty good about things.”

Southeastern will hit the road for a two games against power-five opponents Nebraska (Big 10) and Texas Tech (Big 12).

“I’m pretty sure that there aren’t too many people in the country that are going to play the type of schedule we’ve got through the first four games,” said Ladner. “But these types of games are part of a process. And I think to be a nationally recognized team these are the kind of games we need to play. And as a basketball player I wanted to play these kind of games and as a coach I want us to play these games. The good thing about playing these kind of games is that if we can keep them into perspective, then these power teams like this will help expose our weaknesses early so that we can get corrected. We want to make sure that we are ready for the conference schedule and playing teams the caliber of LSU, Nebraska and Texas Tech is how you do it.”

SLU will take on Nebraska Sunday at 3 p.m. and Texas Tech Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Fans can listen to the play-by-play of Sunday and Tuesday’s games on 90.9 KSLU or online at LionSports.net on the men’s basketball schedule page.

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BOX SCORE
William Carey vs Southeastern Louisiana
11/9/18 7 PM at University Center (Hammond, La.)
At University Center (Hammond, La.)
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 78, WILLIAM CAREY 57

WILLIAM CAREY (1-3)
Branden Sheppard 5-8 3-4 13; Adrian Williams 4-8 1-1 9; Dalen Dotson 3-5 1-2
7; Cameron Douglas 2-4 2-2 6; Khalil Jordan 3-7 0-0 6; Brandon Cranford 1-4
2-4 5; Anthony Jones 2-10 0-0 5; Leito Holloway 1-3 2-2 4; Rodney Mallett
1-2 0-0 2; Javontae McDavid 0-0 0-0 0; Ryan McRaney 0-3 0-0 0; Marques McGee
0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 11-15 57.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA (1-1)
Moses Greenwood 5-13 2-3 12; Marlain Veal 3-10 5-6 12; Parker Edwards 4-7
0-0 11; Quinton Thomas 3-4 3-4 11; Ty Brewer 5-7 0-0 10; Kajon Brown 5-8 0-0
10; D’Angelo West 1-4 1-2 4; Matthew Strange 1-2 0-0 3; Von Julien 1-3 0-0
2; Keith Charleston 1-4 0-0 2; Jeremiah Saunders 0-2 1-2 1; Brandon Gonzalez
0-2 0-0 0; Patrick Bosetta 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-66 12-17 78.

William Carey…………….. 28 29 – 57
Southeastern Louisiana…….. 43 35 – 78

3-point goals–William Carey 2-12 (Brandon Cranford 1-3; Anthony Jones 1-4;
Khalil Jordan 0-1; Ryan McRaney 0-2; Adrian Williams 0-2), Southeastern
Louisiana 8-22 (Parker Edwards 3-5; Quinton Thomas 2-3; Matthew Strange 1-2;
D’Angelo West 1-2; Marlain Veal 1-4; Jeremiah Saunders 0-1; Keith Charleston
0-2; Von Julien 0-2; Kajon Brown 0-1). Fouled out–William Carey-None,
Southeastern Louisiana-None. Rebounds–William Carey 34 (Branden Sheppard
10), Southeastern Louisiana 41 (Moses Greenwood 9). Assists–William Carey 6
(Dalen Dotson 3), Southeastern Louisiana 18 (Marlain Veal 5). Total
fouls–William Carey 15, Southeastern Louisiana 18. Technical fouls–William
Carey-None, Southeastern Louisiana-Ty Brewer. A-656

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