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|Crowley's Ridge (Ark.)||32||41||73|
|Jan. 26, 2017|
|Crowley's Ridge (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||Dillard University|
|#5 Shaquille Culbreath - 24||Points||#22 Jalen McGaughy - 23|
|#35 Fred Moore - 10||Rebounds||#22 Jalen McGaughy - 10|
|#5 Shaquille Culbreath - 3||Assists||#2 Dennis Hightower - 12|
|Crowley's Ridge (Ark.)||Team Statistics||Dillard University|
|38.4% (28 - 73)||Field Goals %||54.1% (40 - 74)|
|35.7% (10 - 28)||3 Point Field Goals %||35.7% (10 - 28)|
|70% (7 - 10)||Free Throws||57.1% (8 - 14)|
|10||2nd Chance Pts||9|
(New Orleans, La.) The 14th ranked Bleu Devils led by 26 points at the break on its way to a sixth straight regular season win with a 98-73 victory over Crowley's Ridge College. As a team the Bleu Devils shot over 54 percent from the field, including 10 made 3-pointers and 56 points in the paint.
Dillard (14-5, 5-0 GCAC) was led by junior transfer Jalen McGaughy (JR/Ann Arbor, Mich.) who had a near triple-double as he flushed down countless alley-oop dunks, scored a team-high 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and swatted away seven shots in the victory while senior point guard Dennis Hightower (SR/Chicago, Ill.) came of the bench to also produce a double double, scoring 15 points and dishing out 12 assists for Dillard. Both McGaughy and Hightower rank in the top four in NAIA D1 categories; McGaughy sits at number two in the country in 3-point field goal percentage (0.522) while Hightower ranks third and fourth in the nation in assists per game (6.2) and total assists (112) respectively.
Crowley's Ridge's Shaquille Culbreath finished with a game-high 24 points but had eight turnovers in the loss.
Dillard returns to action on Saturday, January 28 as they travel across town to the Convocation Center to face the Xavier Gold Rush in the annual Crosstown Classic in a battle of first and second place teams in the conference. Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m.