By any standards, the return of basketball to Dalton State has been a success. The new Roadrunners have accumulated a 21-2 record and have set a standard for future teams to go by.
Under the guidance of former Dalton Junior College player Tony Ingle, Dalton has just seven more games in the season. Two of the three remaining home games are this week. DS has special events scheduled for each game.
Life University (13-9) from Marietta visits the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The athletic department has been holding dodge ball competition at halftime throughout the season. The dodge ball championship is Wednesday. It will pit a team from Hamilton Medical Center against Dalton Parks and Recreation Department.
Allen University from Greenville, SC comes to town Saturday for a 4:00 p.m. tip-off. It will be homecoming at Dalton State. Scheduled festivities include presentation of the homecoming court. In addition, beginning at 2:00 p.m. the Campus Activities Board and Greek Life will be tailgating in the trade center parking lot.
The final home game will also be the last contest of the season. Tennessee Temple will visit on February 25. Senior night will allow the Roadrunner nation to recognize Rickey Sears, Demetrice Jacobs, and Desmond Phillips.
The four remaining road games are February 13 at Faulkner University, February 15 at Southern Polytechnic University, February 20 at Auburn Montgomery, and February 22 at College of Coastal Georgia.
As of Sunday, Life University is the second highest scoring team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Division I. The Running Eagles are averaging 97.24 points per game. They are close behind Our Lady of the Saints University. The San Antonio, TX schools is averaging 98.17 ppg.
Life University leads NAIA D-I in steals, averaging 13.0048 per game. They are #2 in the nation in turnover margin (8.095).
Roadrunner fans will also have a chance to see Latraius Mosley. The Running Eagles star leads D-I in scoring with 472 points (22.476 points per game), is #4 in total steals at 54, and #6 in total rebounds at 191 (9.095 per contest).
Allen University follows Saturday at 4:00 p.m.