Dalton State Wins 95-82 Against Voorhees College

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - by Bob Beavers
Roadrunner Point Guard Sean Tate brings the ball back across court Saturday as the Dalton State Roadrunners win their eighth game
Roadrunner Point Guard Sean Tate brings the ball back across court Saturday as the Dalton State Roadrunners win their eighth game

The Dalton State basketball Roadrunners ran their record to 8-1 Saturday with a satisfying 95-82 win at home against Voorhees College from Denmark, SC.

Voorhees (4-3) started the game strong. The Tigers jumped out to a 9-2 lead. 

The Roadrunners bounced back to tie the contest a couple of times, but took the lead for the first time on a three-point shot by Demetrice Jacobs (27-25) with 6:50 left in the half.  Dalton never trailed again. The hosts had a 13-point lead at the half, 48-35.

The Roadrunners continued to build on that lead. The largest margin of the night, 28 points, came when Raheem Mosley hit a couple of free throws at the 11:49 mark of the second half.

The Tigers made a couple of runs in the second half , but Dalton came away with the 13 point victory.

“It’s like that guy in the Xerox commercial who looks up and said ‘it’s a miracle’,” Roadrunner coach Tony Ingle said after the game.

Ingle was asked about starting the school’s first ever four-year basketball season with an 8-1 record and one blocked shot from being unbeaten.

“It’s a miracle,” he repeated. “We’ve worked hard in conditioning, in putting things in… we’re very fortunate, we’ve been very lucky.”

Of course, luck is when hard work and preparation meets opportunity. During the early season, the coaching staff is looking to the future. “We’re trying to build debt and getting some people playing time,” said Ingle.

Ricky Sears led Roadrunner scorers with 24 points. He was 9 of 10 from the free throw line. Anthony Hilliard scored 20; Sean Tate scored 17 and went 10 of 12 from the charity stripe; Preston Earle added 9 points; Demetrice Jacobs 8; Raheem Mosley 8; and three points each from Desmond Phillips, Dylan Smith, and Galen Smith.

Alan Dantzler of Voorhees had a game high 35 points and 13 rebounds. The Tigers out-rebounded Dalton 51-49.

In the early game of the Roadrunner Booster Club Founders’  Classic, Cumberland University (4-0) from Lebanon, TN got by Morris College (1-7) from Sumter, SC 73-69.

Alex Flagler from Atlanta led the winning Bulldogs with 26 points.

Dalton State travels to Jacksonville, AL on Friday afternoon to face NCAA Division I opponent Jacksonville State University at Pete Mathews Coliseum. Scheduled tip-off is 1:00 p.m. central. That is 2:00 p.m. our time.

The next home game for the Roadrunners will be on Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. Auburn at Montgomery will visit the Trade Center. The Warhawks are members of the NAIA’s Southern States Athletic Conference. 


Dalton State Golf Men And Women Have First Round Lead In Chick-Fil-A Invitational

The Dalton State men’s golf team has a three stroke lead after the first round of the 36 hole Chick-fil-A Invitational at the par-72, 6924 yards Coosa Country Club. The Roadrunners shot a team total of 286. The defending NAIA champions from the College of Coastal Georgia are close behind with a 289. Spring Hill follows with a 292. “It was a very good game,” said Dalton ... (click for more)

Lee Golfers Lead Division II Tournament

With sophomore Taylor Davis leading the charge, the Lee University men's golf team is flexing its muscles once again in a top-flight NCAA Division II tournament. The Flames put together impressive rounds of 290-283 (573) on the par 72, 7133-yards Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club course and will hold a seven-stroke advantage over second place Columbus State (Ga.) heading ... (click for more)

Shooting At Woodlawn Apartments Claims Life Of 20-Year-Old Male; Victim Shot Multiple Times

A shooting late Monday night at the Woodlawn Apartments has claimed the life of a 20-year-old male. At approximately 10:57 p.m.. the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a gunshot wound call at 2300 Wilson St. Hamilton County EMS transported the victim to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim has been transported ... (click for more)

Erlanger Refinancing To Provide Cash For New Children's/Women's Hospital, $50 Million Erlanger East Expansion, $8.5 Million Surgical Improvements

Erlanger Health System officials said an overhaul of the hospital's debt will include $70 million in new loans for several major hospital projects - including $11.5 million toward a new $30 million Children's/Women's Hospital. The overall cost of the latter facility is $30 million, but the hospital is seeking significant outside gifts and support. It will also pay for a $50 million ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Election Day Fable

Every day I am peppered with emails that friends send to me from across the country so I am unsure of where the fable you are about to read originated. But with early voting for the November general election now in full swing, I think everyone who will -- or will not -- take part in freedom’s greatest privilege should read this story because I believe there is a great lesson contained ... (click for more)