Shepherd comes back from Athens, W. Va., with a loss

(THE PICKET) — As has been the story of this season for the Rams men’s basketball, a second half rally by their opponents has proven to be to much for Shepherd, most recently a 79-66 loss Saturday, Jan. 30, to the Concord University Mountain Lions.

As the game got underway both teams stayed close with the biggest lead being a 8 point Ram advantage at 23-15, which shrunk to a 3-point 34-31 lead going into halftime. Concord rallied in the second half and took a double-digit lead at 62-51 with 7:19 remaining. The Mountain Lions led by as many as 17 points in the second half and pulled away for the 79-66 victory.

Shepherd shot 36.4 percent from the floor with a 23.8 percent performance from three-point range. The Rams were nearly perfect from the line making 10-of-11 free throws

Senior forward Ryan McTarvish led the Rams with 17 points, five rebounds, and three assists.

The Rams tip off again Thursday Feb 4 at home against Wheeling Jesuit University


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