Dalton State Wins 87-72 Over Virginia Intermont

Monday, January 13, 2014 - by Bob Beavers

The Dalton State Roadrunners (18-2) took a nine point lead (43-34) into half-time, briefly held a 17-point lead (86-69 with :44 left), and held out for the 87-72 win at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.

The Roadrunners out rebounded the Cobras 42-28 and they shot 78.6% (22-28) from the foul line to VIC's 69.6% (16-23). Dalton had 24 points in the paint and 24 points off turnovers. The Cobras had 16 points in the paint and 14 points off turnovers.

Virginia Intermont scored the first bucket of the game, but never led again.


DS only made 5 of their 25 three point attempts and 6'10" Ladaris Green made three of those.  Green, playing in his home game for DS, finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds and a couple of blocked shots.

Ricky Sears scored 15 points... all in the first half. He was six for six at the free throw line. Erich Allen scored 12 and had five boards. Demetrice Jacobs had 12 points and four rebounds.

Sean Tate scored 10 points including 7-8 free throws. Tate also had four assists. Anthony Hilliard scored six and had seven assists.

For Virginia Intermont (7-10), Joshua Hart scored 23. He made six of nine free throws. Tyrone Smith was five for five at the charity line with 16 points and six assists. JD Tucker scored 14 and Ben Sealey 13.

Dalton State travels to Columbia, SC Saturday to play Allen University 1t 3:00 p.m. The next Roadrunner home game is scheduled for January 29 against Life University from Marietta.

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