SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -Shepherd University shot itself in the foot Saturday afternoon against nationally ranked Glenville State.
But even if Shepherd would have missed its foot and harmlessly shot the ground, it still would have stood little chance at knocking off the sharp Pioneers.
Though often having time and space to shoot, Shepherd missed from virtually every spot on the floor, hitting just 18 of 67 shots, and the Rams were throttled by Glenville State 88-45 in West Virginia Conference action.
The Rams (12-9, 8-5) never got going as it went 4-for-30 from the field in the first half.
"We missed a lot of shots, a lot of bunnies that we usually make," said Rams coach Jodie Runner. "More upsetting is that we gave up 44 points (in the first half). If we're going to shoot 13 percent in the first half then we have to stop them."
Stopping Glenville proved to be too tough a task for the Rams. For every basket the Rams managed to sneak through the nylon, the Pioneers (19-1, 10-1) made four. They put the Rams away early with first-half scoring runs of seven, eight, nine and 14 points, the last giving them a 44-11 halftime lead.