Rams fall in OT to West Virginia Wesleyan

The Rams men’s basketball team came up short in its final away trip, falling 90-80 to the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats.

As has been the story for the majority of the Rams’ season, the first half was a back and forth battle which saw the lead change four times with both teams holding strong defensively and never allowing a lead of more than four. Shepherd took a slight advantage leading by four going into halftime.

The Rams came out of the locker room ready for action in the second half controlling the tempo and extending the lead to as much as 10 midway through the half. Shepherd looked to have their 12th conference in the bag but a late surge from the Bobcats sent the game to overtime.

The Bobcats carried over the momentum from their late game run and dominated overtime on their way to a 90-80 victory.

Naim Muhammad led the Rams with 30 points on the day going 9-18 from the field and hitting three from beyond the arch. Muhammad also added six rebounds.

The Rams as a whole shot a 41 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arch.

Shepherd will close out the regular season Saturday at 4 p.m when they take on Fairmont State at Butcher Center.

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