Shepherd improves to 14-11 with win over Charleston

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Winston Burgess goes up for a shot against Charleston.

The Shepherd men’s basketball team drew a game closer to hitting the .500 mark in conference play Thursday night with a win over the University of Charleston, 94-83.

 

Shepherd dominated most of the first half controlling the tempo and showing dominance not on scoring but defensively. A late run by Charleston to end the first half put them up by 3 at 42-39 going into halftime.

 

The second half started with Charleston and Shepherd going back and forth with baskets with neither team being able to pull away. A late second 20-7 run by the Rams put them up by 17 with just over 7 minutes to play. Charleston never recovered from Shepherd’s big run and the Rams held on to win 94-83.

 

Shepherd shot 50.8 percent from the floor with a 48 percent performance from three-point range, while draining 22-of-27 free throws.

Ryan McTavish pulls up from three over a Charleston defender
Ryan McTavish pulls up from three over a Charleston defender

Naim Muhammad finished with a career high 37 points hitting on 12-of-20 field goal attempts with a 5-of-8 effort from three-point range.

 

Guard Skylar Roman added 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Skylar Howard sets up to take a free throw in Thursdays game against Charleston
Skylar Howard sets up to take a free throw in Thursdays game against Charleston

The Rams return to action on Saturday when they host West Virginia State, tip off will be at 4 p.m.