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.


Baylor and GPS Battle to 0-0 Tie

The Few. The Proud. The Baylor Girls Soccer Team. Playing with only one sub, an all-state basketball player turned goalkeeper and a disciplined defense, the Baylor girls soccer team battled host GPS to a scoreless tie Tuesday in a TSSAA D-II East/Middle Region match. GPS was the heavy favorite coming into the match with eight wins (now 8-1-2, 3-0-1), while Baylor (now ... (click for more)

Men’s Golf Will Play This Weekend In NAIA Fall Preview

Dalton State men’s golf will have a chance to see many of the top golf teams in the NAIA this weekend. The Sun Conference and the Daytona Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 2014 NAIA Golf Fall Preview at LPGA International Course from Friday through Sunday. This weekend’s competition will feature 19 teams from 18 different schools. The 54-hole tournament ... (click for more)

Linear Park Planned As Extension Of Walnut Street Bridge In Front Of Planned Boutique Hotel

A linear park that will be an extension of the Walnut Street Bridge public space is planned in front of a new boutique hotel at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way (Second Street). Mitch Patel of Vision Hospitality on Tuesday night told nearby residents that "the city pushed this idea of a linear park, and we agree that it is a great idea." He said the current situation in which ... (click for more)

Sharply-Divided City Council Approves Office Reorganization; Councilman Freeman Calls Move "Evil, Hellish"

A sharply-divided City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4 to completely reorganize the council office, leaving current staffers without a job down the road but with the option to reapply. Councilman Moses Freeman called the move "evil" and "hellish." He said, "We are punishing somebody on a personal level," though he said the office has been running smoothly. Saying the majority ... (click for more)

How To Reform The City Industrial Development Board - And Response (3)

My aims is to bring to the public’s attention the need for procedural changes that, if implemented, would significantly improve the information available the public, to the City Council and to the City Industrial Development Board about the verifiable benefits and costs of tax incentive financing structures and to make the entire process transparent. The public, the City ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My October Garden

Hark! It is the first day of October and, as I make my monthly stroll through the garden, I find a growing numbers of leaves and acorns. Autumn leaves are beautiful while acorns are nuts, thus you will get the idea as we make our monthly awards: A PRETTY LEAF to Phil Hughes after the Minnesota Twins pitcher came within one inning of earning a $500,000 bonus this season. The deal ... (click for more)