19-2 Roadrunners Handle Allen University

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Tyrel Edwards
Tyrel Edwards

Columbia, SC – The Dalton State basketball Roadrunners (19-2) jumped out to an 18 point lead at the break, 48-30, and went on to defeat Allen University (4-11), 95-70.

Tyrel Edwards led Roadrunner scorers with 21 points including four of six from three-point-range. He also had six rebounds.

Demetrice Jacobs had a double double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Preston Earle had 13 points and six rebounds, and Anthony Hilliard had 10 points and six rebounds.

LaDaris Green nearly hit the double double again with nine points and nine rebounds. Galen Smith scored nine points. Ricky Sears was limited to just six points in only 13:25 of playing time.

Sean Tate scored seven points and had four assists.  Dylan Smith, Raheem Mosley, and Nathan Terry each added two points.

“We came with good defensive intensity and were able to take them out of their game,” Dalton State coach Tony Ingle said.

“Ladaris and DJ hitting the boards was exactly what we needed to not only maintain our lead but to create a wider margin.” The Roadrunners out rebounded the Jackets 53-31.

“We struggled early in the transition offense but Tyrel’s hot hand really opened the game up for us and we never really looked back,” said Ingle. “Sean Tate’s ability to control a game is incredible. He is truly a great leader for this team.”

The Yellow Jackets’ Derrick McCord scored 17 and Anthony Deangelo 15.

The Roadrunners are set to live up to their name. Six of the final nine games are away. “This (win) should help us from both a confidence and experience standpoint.”

Dalton State goes to Chattanooga Tuesday for a 7 p.m. game with Tennessee Temple. They then take on Reinhardt University in Waleska on Saturday at 4 p.m.

The next home game will be against high-scoring Life University on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m.





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