Rams No. 2 in LSC

Gudul earns LSC Offesnsive Player of the Week

By Sam Fowler
On March 3, 2016

The No. 15/22 ranked Rams secured the No. 2 seed on Feb. 27. at the Lone Star Conference tournament with their 90-84 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville in Kingsville.
   The first half of the game was closely contested with the Rams and Javelinas trading leads throughout most of the half before the Rams slowly started to pull away with three and half minutes left in the half.At the break, the Rams shot 61.5 percent from the field and held an eight point lead over the Javelinas.
Senior forward Omari Gudul was a monster for the Rams in the first half with 12 points, four rebounds and a block to his name.
   Gudul started the second half with a statement dunk to push the Rams lead to 10 early in the half.While the game looked to be in the Rams’ favor, the Javelinas were able to hit a few three-pointers in the second half to narrow the Rams’ lead to three points with five and a half minutes left to play.
   However, senior forward Stedman Allen increased the Rams’ lead to seven with two jumpers in the paint with three minutes left in the game.With under a minute to play, the Rams moved their lead to eight points with a mid-range jumper by Gudul.In the dying seconds, the Javelinas were able to narrow the Rams’ lead to four points before senior guard Tre Bennett knocked down two free-throws with three seconds left to seal the 90-84 victory.
Omari Gudul earned Offensive Player of the Week with a career high 27 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season in the win against the Javelinas.
Next up for the Rams will be a rematch with the Javelinas in the LSC tournament on March 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Allen, Texas.


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