Dalton State Basketball Gets Win Over Talladega (Al.)

Saturday, November 18, 2017
#6 Dalton State closed strong with a 12-2 run to come away with a 78-74 win over Talladega (Ala.) in the first game of the Running Eagle Classic at The Eagles Nest at Life University on Friday night in Marietta, Ga.

THE FIRST HALF
The game would start out with both teams trading the early lead. Dalton State would go up by six after a 
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THE SECOND HALF
Dalton State would hold a slim lead for much of the second half, surrendering it for the first time at the 11:32 mark after a field goal by Devonte Dixon put Talladega up 63-62. Both teams would battle tough for momentum and Talladega would grab it, going up 72-66 with 4:39 left, but the Roadrunners refused to go away. A Reed Dungan three on the very next possession would ignite a 12-2 run to close out the game and carry Dalton State to the 78-74 win.

THE REST OF THE STORY
#6 Dalton State improves to (3-1 overall) on the season, while Talladega (Ala.) falls to (5-2 overall). The game would be a battle, featuring 13 ties and 17 lead changes. Reed Dungan led Dalton State with 19 points. Sean Chislom added 14 points and seven rebounds. Raheem England and Aaron Burress stepped up big with 12 and 11 points respectively. The Roadrunners were out-rebounded 35-27 on the evening, but overcame the deficit by shooting 51.9% from the field.

The Tornadoes were led on the evening by Devonte Dixon's 24 points. Deangelo Anthony added 22 points, with Traevis Graham chipping in with 10 points. Talladega was held to 44.4% shooting percentage from the field and committed 18 turnovers.

UP NEXT
The #6-ranked Roadrunners will have a short rest as they play tomorrow, November 18, when they face Carver College on the final day of the Running Eagle Classic from The Eagles Nest at Life University. Tip-Off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

 




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