South Carolina State 20 Savannah State 10
Richard Cue ran for 96 yards and a touchdown and passed for 142 yards to lead the Bulldogs to a season-ending win over SSU. It was the last game in a SSU uniform for 18 Tiger seniors at TA Wright Stadium before a crowd of 4,069. SCSU (7-4) led 17-0 early in the second quarter before SSU’s Derek Williams kicked a 33 yard field goal with just over 5 minutes left before halftime. The Tigers cut their deficit to 17-10 early in the 4th quarter as Antonio Bostick threw a 27 yard touchdown pass to Brian Lackey. The Bulldogs put the game out of reach with a 45 yard field goal with 4:16 remaining in the game. Lackey caught 3 passes for 53 yards for SSU (1-10) while Bostick passed for 176 yards and Justin Babb ran for 25 yards. Darren Hunter led the Tigers defense with 11 tackles.
Lady Tigers Are 3-0
The Savannah State women’s basketball team improved to 3- 0 with wins over North Florida on November 14 at Columbia
on Nov. 19. In the 64-61 overtime road win over North Florida, Ezzine Kalu scored 35 points and Uba Blessing added 17. SSU had runs of 8-0, 12-0, 10-0 and 15-0 in a 68-35 home win over Columbia. Blessing led the way with 16 points while Kalu chipped in 13 and Alexandria Taylor grabbed 9 rebounds.
Tigers Fall To 1-3
The Savannah State men’s basketball team is off to an expected rough start this season. SSU fell at North Florida (62-57) on November 14, defeated Jacksonville (73-70) in overtime at home on Nov. 16 and fell to Indiana (94-65) on Nov. 19. SSU was held to one field goal the final 6 minutes against North
Florida. Rashad Hassan had 17 points, Deric Rudolph scored 12 and Arnold Louis had 12 rebounds.SSUblewa8point lead with over 3 minutes left in regulation but held on to defeat Jacksonville. Hassan led the way with 14 points followed by Preston Blackmon’s 11. Jyles Smith and Joshua Montgomery scored 10 each. Against Indiana, the score was tied at 14 but the Hoosiers went on a 13-0 run and never looked back. Montgomery had 12 points, Blackmon scored 11 and Hassan added 10.
North Greenville 63 Albany State 14
The Crusaders raced out to a 35- 0 lead and cruised to a Division II first round victory over ASU. The Rams trailed 35-7 at the half but North Greenville scored twice in the 3rd quarter and once early in the 4th for a commanding 63-7 lead before Albany State scored a touchdown with just over 9 minutes left in the game. NGC (10-2) had 453 yards of offense and their defense had 6 sacks. The Rams had 309 yards of offense but -11 yards rushing. Stan Jennings passed for 224 yards for ASU (8-4) and scored on a one yard run just before the half.