Sports With Walter Moore

Savannah State 2018 Football Recruits

Ny’Em Bozeman, DB, 5-11, 170, Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy; Quintaevious Brown, DL, 6-4, 245, Macon, Ga./ Westside HS; Christin “Zaine” Burton, LB, 6-2, 220, Ringgold, Ga./Heritage HS; Timothy Campbell, LB, 6-1, 215, Charleston, S.C./First Baptist; Montez Crowe, QB, 6-5, 200, La- Grange, Ga./Troup Co. HS; Khalid Davis, DB, 6-1, 170, St. Petersburg, Fla./ Lakewood HS; D’Angelo Durham, RB, 6-1, 200, Grovetown, Ga./Grovetown HS; Rod Evans, WR, 6-0, 195, Boca Raton, Fla./ Boca Raton; Tahmaj Faust, OL, 6-5, 275, Atlanta, Ga./ North Springs; Jattorious Galloway, WR, 6-2, 180, Bradenton, Fla./Southeast; Nicholas Garner, DB, 6-3, 175, Jacksonville, Fla./Ribault; Vincent Gray, DB, 6-1, 170, Adel, Ga./Cook; Kiwon Harris, DB, 6-3, 190, Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood; Logan Kesler, OL, 6-3, 300, Buford, Ga./ Buford; Jamarcus McCoy, WR, 6-3, 180, Atlanta, Ga./ Mays; Salik McRae, DL, 6-3, 260, Jacksonville, Fla./ Ribault; Evan McGhee, LB, 6-1, 225, Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian; Zatavian Morgan, TE, 6-3, 250, Pahokee, Fla./Pahokee; Treveyon Pratt, WR, 6-3, 190, High Point, N.C./Ragsdale; Michael Police, DL, 6-2, 285, Pahokee, Fla./ Pahokee; Fred Raynes, DL, 6-2, 230, Loganville, Ga./Grayson; D’Armani Ridley, DB, 6-1, 180, Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett; Rico Sanders, K, 6-0, 170, Stockbridge, Ga./Stockbridge; Christopher Smith, LB, 6-2, 210, Miami, Fla./ Norland; Stephen Vourilvee Greaves, DL, 6-2, 250, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./South Plantation; Todd Witherspoon Jr., DL, 6-0, 280, Boca Raton, Fla./Olympic Heights; Walter Yates III, DB, 6-1, 200, Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze; and Dentarrius Yon, QB, 6-2, 180, Havana, Fla./Gadsden Co.

Norfolk State Snaps SSU Win Streak

Norfolk State rallied from a 13 point deficit and went on to defeat Savannah State 85-77 on February 17 in Norfolk, Virginia. The loss snapped the Tigers nine game winning streak as they fell to 13-14 overall and 10-2 in the MEAC. Dexter McClanahan paced SSU with 19 points. During the game, the Stockbridge, Georgia native made three 3-pointers and is now ranked fourth in SSU history in made 3-pointers with 145.

On Feb. 12, the Tigers beat North Carolina A&T 108-106 in Tiger Arena. SSU led by as many as 15 points in the first half and the Aggies out-scored Savannah State in the second half but the Blue and Orange prevailed. Javarias Jenkins scored 21 points for SSU. McClanahan added 18 points and in the process scored the 1,000th point of his career. Also during the contest, Zach Sanders became one of a handful of SSU guards to dish out at least 100 assists in a season.

Allen Leading Lady Tigers

Kaylee Allen scored a career-high 32 points and set a new school record with seven 3-pointers in Savannah State’s 83- 51 loss at Norfolk State on February 17. SSU led 20-19 at the end of the first quarter but trailed 39-36 at the half. SSU was out-scored 44-15 in the second half as they fell to 4-20 overall and 1-11 in the MEAC.

On Feb. 12, Savannah State lost a home game to North Carolina A&T 69-44. Allen led the way with 14 points and freshman Alexxus Sowell added nine points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.

SSU Opens Spring Sports Seasons

It may be February, but spring sports have begun on the campus of Savannah State.

The women’s tennis team had a three-game home-stand that resulted in a 0-3 start. College of Charleston beat SSU on Feb. 6, Wofford beat SSU on Feb. 10 and SSU fell to Georgia Southern on Feb. 13. Savannah State lost all three matches 7-0.

The SSU softball opened their season at home with a double-header sweep of Norfolk State on Feb. 16 by scores of 7-1 and 6-4. On Feb. 17, Savannah State topped South Carolina State 12-0 but then lost to Norfolk State 10-9. During those four games, Cortni Jones had ten hits, including two home runs while Amanda Hollman pitched 12 innings and struck out 13.

The Tigers baseball team hosted Delaware State in a three-game series on Feb. 17-18. The teams split a twinbill on Feb. 17 with SSU winning the opener 2-0 but the Hornets winning the nightcap 9-3. On Feb. 18, Savannah State swatted the visitors from Dover, Delaware 8-1. After three games, Kyle Gerdts is batting .455 while Daryl Harper and Khalyd Cox have both hit home runs.

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