VIENNA— Although Chad Moore went on a record-setting mission against homestanding Ohio Valley, Shepherd still dropped a 107-103 decision to the Fighting Scots on Saturday in a WVIAC men’s basketball game.
Moore, a 6-foot-5 junior, went on a 47-point scoring rampage against the Fighting Scots (7-16 overall and 7-13 in the WVIAC), but the effort couldn’t keep the Rams from losing for the third straight time and going to 12-13 overall and 10-11 in the WVIAC. The Rams were in ninth place in the 15-team league and need a win tonight (Wednesday) at Davis & Elkins to have any chance at hosting a home game in next week’s conference tournament.
Moore went 16-for-25 from the field and a dazzling 14-of-15 from the foul line to notch his 47 points. He also had nine of Shepherd’s 32 rebounds. Brantley Osborne scored 21 points and Sidney McCray added another 18 points.
Ohio Valley had five players in double figures led by Kendall Allison and Austin Cunningham, who both had 26 points. Osvaldas Gaizaukas added 18 points with Rodney Everage getting 17 points and Jordan Brooks totaling 16 points. Ohio Valley’s starters scored all but four points of the team total.
The Fighting Scots made 58.5 percent of their floor attempts, 78.6 percent of their free throws, and 50 percent of their three-point attempts.