Crusaders Rout Dillard, 75-56

Crusaders Rout Dillard, 75-56

This is a news release from William Carey athletics.

Hattiesburg, Miss. – SSAC Player of the Week Donta Pittman (JR/Waynesboro, Miss.) poured in a game high 16 points, as William Carey University crushed Dillard University, 75-56 in non-conference action Tuesday night at Clinton Gym.

WCU started quickly as they raced to 20-8 lead but Dillard slowly chipped away and trimmed the lead to 24-23 with 3:37 left in the half. LaSheddrick Edmondson (JR/Anniston, Ala.) halted the Bleu Devil runs as he scored four straight points to spark a 12-2 run as WCU raced to 36-25 lead at the half.

Carey continued to pour it on the Bleu Devils to start the second half as they opened a 45-27 led just three minutes in. Carey would lead by as many as 22 points in the second half.

Cory Jackson (JR/Biloxi, Miss.), Reshad Bickham (SR/Jackson, Miss.), and Emmanuel Davis (JR/Buckatunna, Miss.) each scored 10 points to join Pittman in double figure.

WCU returns to SSAC action on Thursday as they take on Loyola University. Tip-off is set for 7:30 pm at Clinton Gym.