Published: Januray 9, 2006
PJC’s men’s basketball team took on Shelton State in their final game before conference play opens, losing 109-101.
Julian Allen had 29 points and Yarrish Hammons had 20, but foul trouble and other mistakes beat the Pirates.
“The pressure they put on in the first half hurt us,” Coach Paul Swanson said. “The second half was better but we played inconsistently and they shot very well from the free throw line.”
Questionable calls by the referees at both ends made the flow of the game stunted. The worst call of the night came against PJC. After a scramble for the ball, a Shelton State player came up with the ball and stepped out of bounds. The referees made the call that it was PJC’s ball. Just as the Pirates were getting set to inbound the ball, the refs changed the call to Shelton State’s ball.
The loss drops PJC’s record to 9-8 heading into the conference opener against Chipola on Jan. 11.
The Lady Pirates ended their pre-conference schedule with another win, surviving double overtime to finish with a 93-87 victory against LSU-Eunice.
Eunice led, 29-25, at the half, but PJC battled back to force overtime. A 78-78 tie at the end of the first overtime forced the second OT.