Shawnee State men’s basketball fell on Saturday afternoon, losing to conference frontrunners Life University 87-63.
It was all Life early as the Running Eagles would start the game on a 19-1 run. Shawnee State would trail by as many as 38 points, trailing 52-14 with 18 seconds left in the first half. The Bears would cut the deficit below 30 but couldn’t get any closer than 22 in the second half as Life would cruise to the win.
Jayllen Carter had a game-high 22 points to lead Shawnee State. Selby Hind-Wills added 14, and Jacob Daniels had 11.
Courtney Warren led five Life players in double figures with 18 points off the bench. Zach Landis had a double-double, getting 13 points and 10 rebounds, and just missed a triple-double with eight assists. Ben Routh had 17, Jonathan Beausejour 14 and Ivan Benkovich had 12.
With the loss, Shawnee State falls to 7-9 and are 0-4 in the Mid-South Conference. Life improve to 8-8 and maintain their perfect league record at 5-0.
The Bears are on the road next Saturday, January 14th when they travel to Campbellsville to take on the Tigers. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:00pm.