Dalton State Basketball Hits The Road

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - by Bob Beavers
The Dalton State basketball Roadrunners (23-4) take to the road this week before closing the season at home next Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

The Roadrunners visit Auburn Montgomery Thursday at 8:30 p.m. EST, 7:30 p.m. CST. The host Warhawks (8-14) split in games earlier this week, falling to Southern Wesleyan Monday night 82-65 and winning at Brewton Parker on Tuesday evening, 68-67.

AUM is led by Brett Person, averaging 12.9 points and six rebounds per game, LaShawn Murphy at 12.
7 ppg, Quay Davis averages 10.6 ppg, Spencer Jones 10.6, and Brandon Howard 9.3.

Dalton State hasn't played since Saturday's 92-90 loss at Southern Polytechnic. The Roadrunners came from 11 points down with just over a minute to play, but came up a basket short.

Dalton is led by senior Ricky Sears with 16 points per game, Preston Earle with 13.8 ppg, senior Demetrice Jacobs 13.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, Sean Tate with 10.2 ppg and 129 assists on the season, Tyrel Edwards with 9.1 ppg, and Ladaris Green who has played the last nine games and averages a double-double at 10 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.

Fans interested in seeing an NAIA women's basketball can catch the Brenau (GA) at Auburn Montgomery (10-12) game at 6:30 p.m. EST, immediately prior to the Dalton State men.

The Roadrunners' Saturday opponent is also on the road Thursday. The Coastal Georgia Mariners will be at Southern Wesleyan.

Dalton State will close out the season Tuesday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. It will be Senior Night recognizing seniors Ricky Sears, Demetrice Jacobs, and Desmond Phillips. The athletic department will also be selling green t-shirts to benefit The GreenHouse child advocacy center.

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