By Megan Dupuy
[HAMMOND, La] -The Southeastern Louisiana University Lions pounded the Dillard University Bleu Devils, 111-67, during their last home game continuing their at home winning streak, on Wednesday at the University Center.
Sophomore Roosevelt Johnson, starting for the first time at Southeastern, stepped on the court and made the first two points with 19:28 minutes still left in the first half. Less than a minute later Trent Hutchin scored a three pointer. The points kept racking up for the Lions.
With 15 minutes still left in the first half the Blue Devils began to gain on the Lions, 16-12. The score difference was quickly widened once again when Hutchin made two free throw shots, followed by a three pointer and a free throw shot by Brandon Fortenberry.
Southeastern student Ryan Moore said, “It was a really good game. Ro Johnson played like a champ for his first time starting. Everything was going great for the team through the first half and it only got better during the second half.”
Johnson and Hutchin scored 19 points each just during the first half. The Lions went into halftime with a substantial lead over the Bleu Devils, 57-37.
The Bleu Devil’s Lance Bell started off the second half scoring two points for a layup within 30 seconds of the half beginning. Southeastern’s David Ndoumba immediately matched those two points solidifying their lead even more.
Johnson continued to score during the second half causing him to be the point leader in the game with a total of 28 points. Johnson said, “This was my first time starting since I’ve played for Southeastern and we all played our hearts out.”
The Lions will head to Orlando, Fla. to play UCF Saturday, beginning the seven away games the team will be faced with.