Cleveland State men’s basketball secured their third straight victory on Wednesday evening as they defeated the Walters State Senators 68-61 in Morristown, Tn. The win places the Cougars at 6-3 overall as well as in conference play, which places them in the third spot in the TCCAA standings.
The game was close until the very end, when the Cougars were able to pull away. There were six ties and seven lead changes. Free throws by Damian Forrest, Khristian Green and K’Juan Banks were key in helping Cleveland State claim victory in the end over the Senators.
Maurice Dickson led all scorers with 19 points and also posted five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block. Both Green and Forrest had 14 points, with Forrest grabbing 13 rebounds to record another double-double.
The Cougars will look to keep their winning streak alive on Saturday as they travel to Motlow State. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.
The Cleveland State women’s basketball team earned a big win over red hot Walters State on Wednesday evening, defeating the Lady Senators 75-74.
Cleveland State trailed 60-52 entering the fourth quarter and battled back to take a 73-72 lead with under 30 seconds left in the game on a Nicky Jones layup. Walters State scored again with less than 10 seconds in the contest, but Michaela Bennefield made two clutch free throws to give the Lady Cougars the lead again for good.
Bennefield led the team in both points, rebounds and assists, recording a double-double with 19, 14, and 5 respectively. Asjah Harrell scored 17 points with four assists and three steals, while Ansley Bice also reached double-digits in points with 10 points.
The Lady Cougars will look to win their third straight game and secure a perfect road trip on Saturday as they travel to Motlow State. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.