Dalton State Wins in Mobile, 69-66

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - by James Beavers

Dalton State scored 28 points off turnovers Wednesday night for a 69-66 win at Spring Hill College.

The Roadrunners had trailed at the half by one at 34-33.  They outscored the Badgers in the second half 36-32.

A couple of clutch free throws by Dalton’s Sean Tate put the Birds up by three with .4 seconds left in the game. Spring Hill unsuccessfully tried the long pass and score as the clock ran out.

During the game, Dalton State had 28 points off turnovers compared to just four for Spring Hill. In addition, the Roadrunners outscored the Badgers from the four line 13 to 5.

Dalton State                              Team Stats             Spring Hill

39.68   (25 – 63)                        Field Goal’s            43.75   (28 – 64)

19.35   (6-32)                             Three %                  29.41   (5 – 17)

44.83   (13-29)                           Free Throw’s         50.00   (5 – 10)

35    (11-24)                                Rebounds (O-D)    51 (14 – 37)

13                                                 Assists                     15

16                                                 Steals                       5

12                                                 Turnovers               25

1                                                   Blocks                      0

17                                                 Team Fouls             23

Demetrice Jacobs led Dalton scorers with 21 points. He also pulled down 11 rebounds. Ricky Sears scored 18, including 4-12 from three point range. Raheem Mosley scored 11, Anthony Hilliard and Preston Earle each scored seven, and Sean Tate added 5.

Fredrick Gatson had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Badgers. Alex Looney added 12 points.          

The Roadrunners travel to Clinton, MS., northwest of Jackson, for a game against Belhaven University.

Friday night’s contest is a home game for Belhaven, but problems at the Blazers’ gym in Jackson forced a move to the campus of Mississippi College.

The 3,500-seat A.E. Wood Coliseum, also known as The Golden Dome, will host the 7 p.m. central time game.

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the second oldest Baptist affiliated college in the United States and the oldest college in the state of Mississippi. With more than 5,000 students, it is roughly the same size as Dalton State. MC is the largest private college in the state of Mississippi.

Friday night’s match-up will be the first game of the season for Belhaven, who finished last season with a 12-18 overall record (8-10 in the Southern States Athletic Conference). A recent coach’s poll picked the Blazers to finish this season 10th in the 15-team SSAC.

On Tuesday night, the Roadrunners will visit Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC (near Clemson). Tip-off will be at 7 p.m. EST.



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