Atlanta, Georgia – The Central State Marauders lost to Morehouse, 88-66, on Monday night.
With the win, the Morehouse remained perfect with a 10-0 overall record and 5-0 in SIAC play. The Marauders dropped their third straight game and stand at 4-7 on the year with a 3-3 mark in conference play.
CSU opened the night on a high note, building a 12-5 lead after a Jeremy Brown basket at the 13 minute mark. Morehouse quickly erased the 7-point deficit and took a 15-14 lead thanks to a Tremell Gooden three-pointer. Morehouse later put together a 16-4 run and took a comfortable 38-21 lead at intermission.
In a relatively uncompetative second half, the Marauders fell behind by as many as 26 and were never able to make a significant run to cut into the deficit. With Morehouse in complete control, both teams emptied their benches as the reserves finished the final minutes of regulation.
CSU committed a season-high 22 turnovers. Morehouse took advantage by outscoring CSU, 24-9, off giveaways.
The CSU reserves managed 15 points compared to a 33 point performance from the Morehouse bench.
Tyruis Walker led Morehouse with a game-high 25 points. Jordan Wallace came off the bench to score 15 points.
Chris Scott led CSU with 20 points and a season-high 15 rebounds. Davone Daniels finished with 17 points while Frank Barber III chipped in with 10 points.
The Marauders will continue SIAC play on Dec. 30 when they host Claflin University.
Chris Scott recorded his fifth double-double of the season.
CSU’s 22 turnovers is a season-high. The previous high for CSU was 17.
Morehouse entered Monday night’s game ranked No. 5 in the D2SIDA South Region Poll.
Claflin is currently ranked No. 8 in the D2SIDA South Region Poll.
CSU is offering free admission for home games on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1.
Date: Saturday, December 30
Tip-Off: 3 pm
Location: Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium – Wilberforce, Ohio
Radio – Gem City Sports Network (http://www.gemcitysports.com/radio-1/)
Video – CSU Sports Streaming Channel (http://maraudersports.com/watch/)
Radio – Arena Sports Network (http://arenasportsnet.com/live/)
Live Stats – Marauder Live Stats site (http://www.sidearmstats.com/centralstate/mbball/)