January 13, 2018
Courtesy of Central State Athletics
WILBERFORCE, Ohio – The Central State Marauders snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 89-80 win over Miles College on Saturday
CSU improved to 5-11 overall with a 4-6 mark in SIAC play. The Golden Bears fall to 3-11 overall and 2-5 in the conference.
Miles led by as many as seven in the first half. With 8 minutes remaining until halftime, a basket from Frank Barber III sparked a 9-0 run for the Marauders. Sterling Gilmore capped of the run with a fast break layup to give CSU a 28-26 lead at the 4:58 mark and the Marauders built their lead up to 35-30 by intermission.
Chris Scott opened the CSU scoring in the second half with a good three-pointer to put his team up by eight, but Miles erased the deficit by the 12:42 mark as the teams were all square, 47-47. Jeremy Brown scored the next 4 points to spark a 8-2 run for CSU. The free throw shooting of Chris Scott and Davone Daniels allowed CSU to maintain a healthy nine point lead with 8 minutes to play.
While the Marauders were converting from the line, Miles went 0-4 from the line in the span of the next four minutes. CSU closed the game by converting nine of their final ten field goals en route to the victory.
CSU held a 17-10 edge in points scored off turnovers. CSU was 26 of 34 from the free throw line compared to MC’s 12 for 21 performance.
Scott led all players with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Daniels provided a spark off the bench with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Jeremy Brown filled the stat sheet with 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Damian Archer finished with 19 points to lead Miles.
The Marauders will host Tuskegee on Monday at 7:30 pm.
Quotes – Coach Joseph Price
“We were finally able to successfully close out a game the right way.”
“Tonight was a total team effort and I was really proud of our level of intensity tonight.”
“Chris is feeling really good right now and it shows on the floor. Davone did a tremendous job of bouncing back after a rough first half and made some big shots for us down the stretch.”
“It is really great to get a win at home in front of a great crowd along with our band and cheerleaders in attendance.”
CSU snapped a 7-game losing streak on Monday.
CSU is leading the SIAC West Division with a 4-6 conference record.
Chris Scott recorded his team-leading seventh double-double of the season.
CSU’s 26 made free throws against Miles is a season-high.
Date: Saturday, January 15th
Tip-Off: 7:30 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/)
Live Stats – Marauder Live Stats site (http://www.sidearmstats.com/centralstate/mbball/)
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