Cleveland State Basketball Kick Off Season At 1-1

Monday, November 5, 2018 - by Evan Stutzman

Cleveland State Community College's men's basketball team kicked off their season on Friday against Gordon State and South Georgia Technical College on Saturday.

The Cougars lost Friday's game in a thrilling heartbreaker, losing to Gordon State by a single point, 74-73. Cleveland State went into the lead with a 34-27 lead and after a solid second-half effort, narrowly missed the victory by one point. Delaino Walker led the Cougars in this one, dropping 25 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Jonathon King delivered 18 points while Kerry Pratt scored 14 points.

In total, the team shot a 53.1% from the field and 40% from the arc. The Cougars also went 13-20 from the charity stripe.

The Cougars matchup against South Georgia Technical College sang a different tune as Cleveland State came out victorious with a 65-61 final score.

Going into the half, Cleveland State found themselves with a 25-19 lead and while they were slightly outscored in the second half, the Cougars held on for the win. 

Delaino Walker again led the Cougars with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Domont'a Wright also contributed nicely, dropping a double-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Kerry Pratt made his presence on the boards known as he snagged 8 rebounds to go along with his 7 points scored.

The Cougars shot 36.1% from the field, went 7-21 from the three-point line and shot a solid 70% from the free throw line.

Now sitting at 1-1 on the season, the Cougars will try to keep the ball rolling as they hit the road for a matchup at Snead State Community College on Tuesday, November 6th at 7:30 PM.


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