Dalton State Hosts Life University On Thursday

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - by Bob Beavers
The Dalton State Roadrunners Men's Basketball team will now entertain Life University on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.

The game was moved back a day due to the weather.  Wednesday temperatures are expected to remain at or below freezing. The road up to the Trade Center is closed and considered impassable.

Dalton State (21-2) is hosting Life University from Marietta Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but the date was moved due to the inclement weather.

They will then host Allen University fom Columbia, SC for homecoming Saturday at 4:00 p.m. The final home game is also the last game of the regular season on February 25.  It will be senior night, honoring Ricky Sears, Demetrice Jacobs, and Desmond Phillips.

Thursday night's game against Life University will also include our dodgeball championship at the half. Hamilton Medical Center will battle Dalton Parks and Recreation Department for the coveted, or not so much, trophy.

Thursday night is also Chic-Fil-A Night at the Trade Center. The first 300 fans through the door will receive a free Roadrunner Rally Towell and a chance to shoot from half-court for a chance to win one year of free Chic-Fil-A from the West Walnut Avenue location.

In addition, your ticket to the game will be good for a free original Chic-Fil-A sandwich at the West Walnut Avenue location. No subtitutions and the free sandwiches will be available on Thursday only. Just tell them you have a ticket when ordering and present it when you get your food.

Students, faculty, and staff will be able to pick-up your free tickets, one each, with your Roadrunner Card in the Pope Student Center from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., or at the Trade Center closer to game time.

The four remaining road games are February 13 at Faulkner University in Mobile, Al., February 15 at Southern Polytechnic University in Marietta, February 20 at Auburn Montgomery, and February 22 at College of Coastal Georgia.

Life University is the second highest scoring team in NAIA Division I. The Running Eagles are averaging 97.24 points per game. They are just behind Our Lady Of The Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, averaging 98.18 points per game. 

Life tuned up for Dalton State with a convincing Saturday night, 118-93, wiin over Morris College in Sumter, SC.

The Running Eagles lead D-1 in steals, averaging 13.048 per game.. They are #2 in the division in turnover margin (8.095).

Roadrunner fans will also have a chance to see Latraius Mosley. He will be all over the court. Mosley leads D-1 in total scoring at 472 points (22.476 points per game average), is #4 in total steals at 54, and #6 in total rebounds at 191 (9.095 per contest).

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