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(New Orleans, La.) Dillard picked up its first win of the season by defeating Wiley College by the score of 59-58 in front of a packed house for Homecoming in the Battlefield at Dent Hall.
Dillard (1-6, 0-0 GCAC) was led by freshman forward Patrick Thompson (FR/Dutchtown,LA) who filled the stat sheet with 11 points, six boards, two assists, one block, two steals, two turnovers, and even picked up four fouls in the win.
Dillard was outrebounded 38 to 28 against a much bigger Wildcats team, but were able to weather the storm by clamping down on the defensive end as they forced 14 turnovers for Wiley and held them to below 40 percent shooting in the game. Wiley also picked up a total of 20 offensive boards and still could not find a way to defeat the young yet hungry bunch from Dillard.
Junior and former GCAC Freshman of the Year Jarrain Jenkins (JR/White Castle, LA) had a solid game with 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting. The birthday boy also added six rebounds to go along with two steals, one assist and only one turnover in 32 minutes for Dillard. Redshirt sophomore Houston Chatman (JR/Houma, LA) was a true floor general for his Bleu Devils as he scored 10 points and dished out a game-high eight assists in the victory.
Dillard hosts Tennessee Wesleyan College on Monday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Battlefield. In an earlier contest this season, the Bulldogs won 94-70 in Tennessee.
*Photos provided by Y. Tsega