(THE PICKET) — For the second straight game it was a scoring drought for the Rams Thursday night that cost them in the long run as they are on the losing end of a 101-91 game against Fairmont State University Falcons.
Shepherd found a rhythm early in the first half and showed pure dominance extending the lead to as much 18 several times throughout the half and found themselves up at the half by 8 at 44-36.
The second half showed the same promise for the Rams leading by as much as 15, but with 14 minute left in the game Fairmont State started to slowly but effectively chip at the Shepherd lead. In just under 4 minutes the falcons had cut the lead to just 1 with a 14-0 scoring run. The lead would shift back and forth for the remainder of the game needing two shepherd free throws by Skyler Roman to send the game into overtime, which would prove too much for the Rams to handle.
The Falcons came into overtime as if fresh off a three-day break overwhelming Shepherd on both sides of the ball including a 11-0 run over the last 3:53 of overtime giving them a 10-point victory and sending Shepherd their third loss in the last four games.
The Falcons Matt Bingaya led all scorers with 33 points, while Roman led the Rams with 24 point and seven rebounds on the night.
Weather pending the Rams will hit the court again Saturday Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. against Glenville State University.