Dalton State Basketball On The Road This Weekend

Friday, January 17, 2014 - by Bob Beavers
6'9" junior LaDaris Green passes off during Monday's Dalton State win over Virginia Intermont
6'9" junior LaDaris Green passes off during Monday's Dalton State win over Virginia Intermont
The Dalton State basketball squad is on the road again this weekend as they visit Allen University (4-10) in Columbia, SC.

The Roadrunners (18-2) come off of Monday's 87-72 victory at home over Virginia Intermont College. The Yellow Jackets defeated Morris College Thursday night, 81-78, in Sumter, SC.

Saturday's tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. There will be NO radio or video of the game.

Only 10 games remain on the team's remarkable first season of four year basketball.

Only three of those will be in the friendly confines of the Northwest Georgia Trade and Conventioin Center.

The next home game will come on January 29 at 7:00 p.m. when the NAIA's second highest scoring team comes to town. Life University of Marietta currently averages 97.05 points per game, trailing only Georgetown (KY), with an average of 98 points per game.

Allen University visits Dalton for Roadrunner homecoming on February 1. Tip-off will be at 4:00 p.m. The final game of the season will be at home. Tennessee Temple will be at the Trade Center for Senior Day on February 25.

ROAD GAMES after this weekend will include Tennessee Temple in Chattanooga next Tuesday, January 21, at 7:00 p.m.; Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA on January 25 at 4:00 p.m.; Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL on February 13 at 8:30 p.m. (7:30 Central Time); Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta on February 15 at 4:00 p.m.; Auburn Montgomery at 9:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. Central Time), and College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick at 4:00 p.m. on February 22.

Thursday, January 16 Scoreboard:

Faulkner defeated Auburn Montgomery, 63-49
Life (GA) pounded Voorhees (SC), 100-79
Southern Poly handled Southern Wesleyan (SC), 71-67
Emmanuel (GA) downed Coastal Georgia, 89-76
William Cary (MS) knocked off Bethel (TN), 108-75
Martin Methodist (TN) rolled over Belhaven (MS), 73-59
Lindsey-Wilson (KY) over Cumberland (TN), 70-61
Mobile (AL) downed Spring Hill, 84-78
Georgetown (KY) over Pikeville (KY) 92-77
Loyola (LA) clipped Blue Mountain (MS) in OT, 71-70
Freed-Hardeman (TN) bested Park (MO), 78-72
University of the Cumberlands (KY) escaped Bluefield (VA), 73-71

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