Life University Hands Dalton State First Home Loss

Friday, January 31, 2014 - by Bob Beavers
Dalton State's Preston Earle puts up a shot in the paint during the Roadrunner's first home loss.
Dalton State's Preston Earle puts up a shot in the paint during the Roadrunner's first home loss.

The upstart Dalton State basketball Roadrunners (21-3) had mowed down 13 opponents at home in the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, before the high scoring Life University Running Eagles (14-8) brought their fast paced game to Dalton Thursday night.


The Eagles showed why they are one of the top scoring teams in the NAIA’s Division I as they out performed their hosts 110-90 before a good DS home crowd of 1,411.


Dalton State jumped out early, leading 11-6 with 1:46 into the game. The Roadrunners led by four, 18-14, with 12:40 before the break.


The Running Eagles would score 26 of the next 30 points to jump out to a 40-22 lead. By the half, Life was up by 21 points, 53-32.


Life would run-up a 30-point lead at 74-44. Dalton State never quit, pulling back to within 13 points (99-86) with only 2:49 left in the game.  The Running Eagles would then pull away for the 20-point margin of victory.


Life outrebounded Dalton, 52-35, and outshot the Roadrunners from the field.  The Eagles hit 44 of 75 field goals (58.7%) including nine of 16 from three-point-range.  The Roadrunners were only 29 of 77 from the floor (37.7%) and 9 of 29 from three. The winners also hit 13 of 21 free throws (61.9%) compared to Dalton State’s 23 of 38 (60.5%).

Latraius Mosley led Life with 33 points and 10 rebounds. Jonathan Tinch added 32 points and Benjamin Jose-Pena added 19.


Preston Earle led Dalton State with 31 points and eight rebounds. Demetrice Jacobs scored 22, Ricky Sears 13, and Sean Tate and Tyrel Edwards each added six points.


Dalton State will entertain Allen University for Homecoming this Saturday. The game will tip-off at 4:00 p.m. at Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center. 


NAIA Scoreboard

Belhaven University (Jackson, MS) knocked off Mobile (AL), 85-69

William Carey (Miss) handled Martin Methodist, 90-75

Spring Hill (Al) over Loyola (La), 86-71

Tennessee Temple bested Fisk (Tn), 103-96

Voorhees (SC) over Morris (SC), 81-78

Lindenwood-Belleville surprised Freed-Hardeman (Tn), 78-77

Bethel (Tn) downed Blue Mountain (Miss), 83-61

Pikeville (Ky) bested Bluefield (Va), 97-64

Southern Polytechnic at Faulkner (Al) was ppd until Monday, February 3

Auburn Mongtomery at Southern Wesleyan (SC) ppd to February 11



Mocs Host Tennessee Wesleyan Saturday

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball team wishes its fans a Happy Thanksgiving. The team gathers at assistant coach Aaron Fuss’ house before continuing preparation for a quick back-to-back set of games in the offing.   The Mocs conclude a four-game home stretch Saturday with a 7 p.m., visit from Tennessee Wesleyan. They’ll take off Monday for a Tuesday meeting with Akron. ... (click for more)

Complete Results From 2017 Sports Barn Turkey Trot 8K

********** OVERALL LISTING - 8K ********** **** OVERALL FEMALE **** Place Name                 Ag Div   Hometown             Guntime Pace      ===== ==================== == ===== ==================== ... (click for more)

Hixson Burglary Suspect Tries To Swim Away; Deputies Catch Him In Borrowed Boat

A Hixson burglary suspect on Wednesday tried to swim away from deputies, but to no avail.   The proprietor of Chattanooga Fish and Fun was notified when his camera system was triggered by an individual attempting to break into his business. The owner immediately contacted the Sheriff's Office and drove to the business location.   As deputies arrived on scene, ... (click for more)

5 Disinherited Adopted Children Of Dr. J. Don Brock May Share In Rich Estate After All

Five disinherited adopted children of the late Chattanooga businessman J. Don Brock may share in his large estate after all. After losing at the trial court and appeals court level, the plaintiffs won a victory at the Tennessee Supreme Court. Justice Cornelia Clark ruled in favor of the adopted children and remanded the case to the trial court for settlement of the estate. ... (click for more)

Stormwater Fiasco And East Ridge Camping

When did the Chattanooga City Council get replaced by members of the East Ridge City Council? I don't recall a time in Chattanooga where they've voted to shoot the city in the foot more than they have lately.  If this goes through despite the environmental impact warnings and then Camp Jordan has increased flooding after spending millions on sports ball fields, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Chicken Gun

On the very day when more poultry is consumed in the United States than at any other time in the year, fun-loving Wendell Burns shared a wonderful story about “The Chicken Gun.” What makes the tale even better is that it was designed and built to perfection by the folks at the Arnold Air Force Base that you know is near Tullahoma, Tn. Wendell’s mistake in sending the story is ... (click for more)