Tigers Lose To Coppin State
The Savannah State men’s basketball team lost their eighth game in a row after a 73-67 setback to Coppin State on January 5. The Tigers were down by as many as 12 points in the second half but battled back to tie the game at 64 with 1:35 left. However, the Eagles finished the game with a 9-3 run to earn their first victory of the season.
Tyrell Harper led Savannah State with 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Jaquan Dotson added 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists while Romani Hansen chipped in 12 points before fouling out. SSU (3-12, 0-1 MEAC) has not won a game since beating Alcorn State on November 24.
SSU Women Snap Losing Skid
The Savannah State women’s basketball team snapped their seven game losing streak as they opened their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference schedule with a 76-70 win over Coppin State, in a game played on January 5 in Baltimore, Maryland
It was SSU’s first win since a victory over Carver College on November 12. Ta’Quasia Lampkin came off the bench to lead five SSU players in double figures with 15 points. Myasia Jones scored 14, Jacquece Alston had 13, Alexus Bryant scored 12 and Jalea Gray contributed 10 points. Lampkin also had five steals and Bryant had nine rebounds and four blocks. Savannah State (3-7, 1-0 MEAC) led 18-16 after the first quarter and 36-35 at halftime. The Lady Tigers got some separation in the third quarter by outscoring Coppin State 23-17 as they took a 59-42 advantage into the final quarter. Coppin State edged SSU 18-17 in the fourth quarter.
CAU Fires Football Coach
Clark Atlanta and football coach Kevin Ramsey have parted ways, according to a press release issued by the school on January 4. Ramsey started at CAU as interim head coach in 2015 and had an overall record of 13-26 during his time in Atlanta. The Panthers finished 3-7 during the 2018 season. The remaining assistant coaches will remain on staff during the search process and will have an opportunity to interview with the next head coach according to CAU.
Services Held For Jackson
Funeral services were held for former Savannah State football player Willie Jackson on January 5 at Christ Memorial Baptist Church in Savannah. Rev. Larry Broxton was the Eulogist. Jackson, 60, died on December
29. The Savannah native graduated from Sol C. Johnson High School in 1977 and went to Savannah State University on a football scholarship where he played defensive end from 1977- 79. Jackson was also a outstanding basketball and baseball player for the Atom Smashers. Jackson, who stood 6-foot- 3, was described as a guy who never met a stranger and had a good personality. He was employed at Hercules Inc. where he worked for 24 years until his retirement. Interment was at Woodville Cemetery.