Roadrunners Reach The Century Mark In Win Over Morris College

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Ricky Sears (1) shoots inside the paint in the Dalton State Friday night win over Morris College 104-63
Ricky Sears (1) shoots inside the paint in the Dalton State Friday night win over Morris College 104-63

The new Dalton State basketball team jumped out to a 28-3 lead in the first 7:42 of the game and never looked back on their way to the team’s first time past the century mark.

A reported crowd of 1,327 saw the Friday night game at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.

The Roadrunners led 59-35 at the half. They then went on to outgun Morris College 104-63.  Dalton Coach Tony Ingle played all 12 and 11 scored. The DS bench outscored the Hornet subs, 41-18.

“I’m real proud of our team,” said Ingle.

“We needed that,” he added. “We haven’t had that kind of shooting. When you hit eight of ten three-point-attempts in the first half, that’s phenomenal. Then we fed off of that.”

Morris (1-6) chipped away in the early second half to pull to within 15 (64-48) at the 15:18 mark. “We got in a little lull,” said Ingle.

Demetrice Jacobs led Dalton scorers with 18 points. He also had 15 rebounds. Ricky Sears followed with 17 points. He connected on three of four from outside the circle, all in the first half. In addition, he shot 4 for 5 from the foul line.

“We got to the gym early and worked on it, and it was falling tonight,” Sears said of the team’s offensive production.

Preston Earle and Nathan Terry each scored 11 points; Anthony Hilliard, Dylan Smith and Raheem Mosley each scored nine; Sean Tate scored six and was 4/4 from the foul line; Caz Cole also scored six; and Desmond Phillips and Galen Smith added four points each. 


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