Dalton State Falls To William Carey In Overtime

Friday, February 9, 2018 - by Erik Simpson
Dalton State saw a 16-point first half lead evaporate in the second half in a 89-86 overtime loss to #17 William Carey (Miss.) at Clinton Gym in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Thursday night.

To begin the game, the Roadrunners would came out playing at a steady pace, but down the stretch of the 1st half they would show glimpses of excellence.

The first half dominance would start at the 14 minute mark, after a made 3 pointer by Isaiah Box to tie the game. Dalton State would then go on an 11-4 run with sights set to control the tempo of the game.
The dominance would continue by the Roadrunners as they went into the half up 16, 48-32.

To begin the second half both teams would trade a lot of high percentage baskets, but the Crusaders would catch a surge of momentum and begin to play aggressive defense, forcing six Roadrunner turnovers and cutting the lead to single digits, 56-48.

The Roadrunners would push the lead back to double-digits, but William Carey would again cut the lead and tie the game up at 74-74 with 1:40 to go. The Crusaders would go up late by 2, but Reed Dungan had an opportunity to tie the game. He would miss, but Aaron Burress would capitalize on the 2nd chance opportunity and tie the game up, 76-76, and send it to OT.

The Crusaders went into overtime hungry, jumping out to a five point lead. Again the Roadrunners would fight back to tie the game with a smooth 3-point jumper by Alex Ho-on. Down the stretch in OT the Crusaders would go up two. Isaiah Box would miss a potential go ahead bucket as the Roadrunners would fall short tonight in a valiant effort, 89-86.  
 
Dalton State falls to (19-5 overall, 11-2 SSAC) with the loss, while #17 William Carrey (Miss.) improves to (17-5 overall, 11-3 SSAC) with the win. Senior Carnilious Simmons led the Roadrunners with 19 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals, while senior Isaiah Box and freshman Aaron Burress combined for 34 points, 13 rebounds and 8 steals.

Jaylen Moore would lead all Crusaders with 19 points, with Maurice Stephens and Brandon Sheppard following him up combining for 25 points.

The #11-ranked Roadrunners will play Blue Mountain (Miss.) at Blue Mountain College on Saturday, February 10. Tip-Off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.  


Mocs Close Regular Season On The Road

The regular season is swiftly coming to a close for the Chattanooga Mocs. A mere two regular season games remain and they’re on the road. It starts Friday night at UNCG and ends Sunday afternoon at VMI. Both games broadcast on ESPN3 and are rematches of tight finishes in McKenzie Arena earlier this season. The Keydets escaped Gig City with a one-point victory on a missed drive ... (click for more)

UTC Women Host Mercer Saturday

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team is set to host Southern Conference rival Mercer Saturday afternoon. Chattanooga and Mercer met 10 times before the Bears entered the Southern Conference. The Mocs are 16-3 against Mercer and 6-2 on the road. The two teams have tied for the league title in each of the last two years and met in the SoCon Tournament ... (click for more)

Witness Says Christopher Turner Shot Jamichael Eddins Multiple Times After He Was Already Down At Carousel Road

Police said Christopher Lashawn Turner stood over 24-year-old Jamichael Eddins on Carousel Road late Tuesday afternoon and fired multiple shots into him after shooting him moments before.   Turner, 26, of 1203 Sholar Ave., was charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm.   Randall Davenport, 28, was ... (click for more)

County Commission Approves Sizable Pay Increase For Magistrates

The County Commission has approved a sizable pay raise for its four magistrates, taking them from the current $66,000 per year to $92,000 by 2021. The raises will take effect beginning with new terms for magistrates. Two of the current magistrates are up for re-appointment in May. Their pay level will become $80,000. It will rise by $4,000 per year until reaching the $92,000. ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Principal’s Reaction

On the morning after the mass shooting in Florida last week, a 17-year-old at Ledyard High School in Connecticut made an offhand comment during his first period class, “I could buy an AR-15.” At that, all the teachers panicked. Really. The school was soon so rattled by the comment the principal called the cops. And those five words got the child shackled, taken into custody, and ... (click for more)