Dalton State Makes It 5 In A Row With Win Over Mobile
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - by Erik Simpson
#13-ranked Dalton State collected their fifth win in a row, defeating Mobile (Ala.) 99-78 at H. Austill Pharr Gymnasium in Mobile, Ala. on Saturday evening.
Mobile would jump out to an early three point lead to begin the game, but the Roadrunners would strike back quickly. An 11-2 run by Dalton State would see them stretch out a 12 point lead at 25-13 after an Isaiah Box three at the 11:59 mark of the half.
Ram turnovers would see Dalton State maintain a double-digit lead throughout the first half, growing it to 15 points with 5:59 remaining after another Box three.
At the break, the Roadrunners would hold a 17 point lead, 51-34.
Dalton State would gradually extend their lead in the second half, growing it to 23 points with 9:56 left to play. The Roadrunners would grab their largest lead of the night at 28 points after a three-point play from Reed Dungan with 8:55 remaining on the clock. Turnovers would continue to plaque the Rams down the stretch as Dalton State would cruise to a 99-78 victory.
Dalton State improves to (15-4 overall, 8-1 SSAC) with the win, while Mobile (Ala.) falls to (8-11 overall, 3-6 SSAC) with the loss. The Roadrunners would have five players score in double-figures led by Reed Dungan with 26 points and four assists.
Raheem England is continuing to show his ability as a scorer, notching 15 points, three rebounds and two assists. Isaiah Box netted 13 points and combined with Dungan on six three's. Carnilious Simmons (11) and Aaron Burress (10) were the other Roadrunners in double-figures.
Mobile was led on the evening by Will Stanford with 22 points. Ricardo Greaves added 10 points, while Toni-Toni Wright collected a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
On the night, Mobile would commit 22 turnovers compared to five for Dalton State. The Roadrunners would turn the 22 Ram turnovers into 26 points on the offensive end. Mobile was efficient on offense, shooting 52% from the field, but took a staggering 21 fewer shots (65-44) than the Roadrunners because of turnovers.
Dalton State will be back in the friendly confines of Mashburn Arena on Thursday, January 25, when they face Bethel (Tenn.). Tip-Off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.