Dalton State Basketball Improves To 24-4

Friday, February 21, 2014 - by Bob Beavers

Dalton State basketball (24-4) over powered Auburn Montgomery (8-15) Thursday night, 78-62.

“Anytime you can win on the road, it’s a great win,” said Dalton State coach Tony Ingle.  “The Roadrunners came ready to play and really coming together as a team.”

The visitors only trailed twice, at 0-2 and again at 9-10. They then rallied for a 13-point lead at intermission, 35-22.

Dalton State then jumped out to a 26-point second half lead (65-39 with 7:01 remaining) and held on for the impressive final.

Demetrice Jacobs led DS with a double-double, 16 points and 11 rebounds. He was 7/8 from the free throw line.

Ricky Sears had 13 points at the break and finished with 15.

“Ricky got us going with some excellent 3-point shooting early,” said Ingle. Sears hit 3-8 from behind the arc.

LaDaris Green was a missed foul shot away from also having the double-double.  He finished with 9 points and 11 rebounds including 1-2 at the free throw line.

Tyrel Edwards scored eight, Preston Earle seven, and Anthony Hilliard six. “Anthony Hilliard’s defense was great,” Ingle added. “It was great to see our team play more consistently on our full court defenses.”

Dalton hit 22-55 (43.6%) from the field and 24-33 (72.7%) from the charity stripe. They continued to hit the glass, outrebounding the Warhawks 39 to 33.

Jon Taylor led Auburn Montgomery in scoring with 15 points, Quay Davis scored 12, Dalton High graduate Tristen Harrell scored 10, Brett Person tallied nine points (all in the first half), and Spencer Jones eight.

Dalton State now travels to Brunswich to play at College of Coastal Georgia’s Howard Coffman Gym. Saturday afternoon’s tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m. “I just hope we can play this well on

Saturday,” Ingle concluded.

The College of Coastal Georgia Mariners (11-16) lost Thursday night to Southern Wesleyan, 98-87 in Central, SC. The SW Warriors used a 23-8 run  to grab a 48-37 lead at the break.

The Mariner’s Kentorey Johnson scored 30 points and P.J. Reason 20.


NAIA Scoreboard:

Men’s Basketball –

Tennessee Temple  87,  Morris College (SC)   77

Blue Mountain (MS)  76,  Bethel (TN)  71

Faulkner University (AL )  74,  Southern Polytechnic (GA) 73

Life University (GA)  110,  Voorhees (SC)  103

#3 William Carey (MS)  91,   Martin Methodist (TN)  69

Belhaven (MS)  69,  Mobile (AL) 63

Spring Hill (AL)  69,  Loyola (LA)  58

Emmanuel (GA)  75,  Brewton-Parker (GA)  43

Women’s Basketball –

Auburn Montgomery  78,  Brenau (GA)  69

Southern Wesleyan (SC)  61,  College of Coastal Georgia  45

Southern Polytechnic  87,  Faulkner(AL)  72

Loyola (LA)  65,  Spring Hill (AL) 48

Martin Methodist (TN )  77,  William Carey (MS)  60

Mobile (AL) 76,  Belhaven (MS)  72

Bethel (TN)  74,  Blue Mountain (MS)  61

Morris (SC)  87,  Tennessee Temple  61

University of the Cumberlands (KY)  69, Cumberland (TN)  51

Emmanuel (GA)  68,  Brewton-Parker  (GA)  50


Softball –

Union (KY)  6,  Tennessee Temple  5  (8)

Union  (KY)  11,  Tennessee Temple  6

Brenau (GA)  8,  Piedmont College (GA)  3

Brenau (GA)  4,  Piedmont College (AL)  1

Campbellsville (KY)  4,  Tennessee Wesleyan  3

University of West Florida  1,  Spring Hill (AL)  0

University of West Florida  2,  Spring Hill (AL)  1  (8)

Campbellsville (KY)  6,  Belhaven (AL)  3

Campbellsville (KY)  6,  Belhaven (AL)  3  (7) 

Virginia Intermont  7,  Roanoke (VA) College  6

Virginia Intermont  1,  Roanoke College  0

Lindsey Wilson  4,  Tennessee Wesleyan  3

Talladega (AL)  19,  LeMoyne-Owen College  1

Talladega (AL)  12,  LeMoyne-Owen College  0

Men’s Tennis –

#4 Georgia Gwinnett  5,  #7 Lander University  4

Southern Wesleyan (SC) at  Spring Hill (AL), ppd

Women’s Tennis –

Southern Wesleyan (SC) at Spring Hill (AL), ppd

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