SSU Men Win Seventh In A Row
The Savannah State men’s basketball team upped their record to 15-10 with wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and North Carolina Central last week. The Tigers defeated A&M 55-49 in Tiger Arena on February 6 and downed NCCU 67-57 on the road on Feb. 11. The home crowd of 1,445 saw Arnold Louis come off the bech to post his 4th straight double-double in the win over the Islanders as he had 12 points and 11 rebounds. SSU had a 13-0 run in the first half and a 13-4 run in the second period. Rashad Hassan and Joshua Montgomery each added 10 points for the Tigers. Against the Eagles, in a battle of MEAC newcomers, Hassan and Preston Blackmon each scored 17 points. SSU led 45-40 with just over 11 minutes left but pulled away with a 10-3 run. Hassan added 9 rebounds and Louis scored 10 points in the win.
Lady Tigers Defeat Longwood
Savannah State rallied from a 11 point deficit and went on to beat Longwood 53-41 in Tiger Arena on February 6. SSU trailed 33-22 with 15:18 left but scored 10 straight points during a 28-6 run to take a 50-39 advantage with 4:37 on the clock. SSU held Longwood without a field goal the final 6:5 of the game. Ezzine Kalu had 19 points while Jasmine
Norman came off the bench to add 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Zadous Pollard chipped in 10 points for the Lady Tigers. On Feb. 11, SSU dropped a 50-38 decision on the road at North Carolina Central. SSU led 20-16 and by 7 early in the second half before the Eagles strung together a 25-5 run to take a 43-30 lead with just over three minutes left. SSU never got any closer than eight the rest of the way. Kalu had a bad night going 1 for 17 from the field and finishing with just 2 points. Jasmine Kirkland had 12 points and 10 rebounds for SSU (9-14).
SSU Football Adds Three To Signing Class
Savannah State football coach Steve davenport has added three more players to his 2012 recruiting class. Inking scholarships to play for the Tigers were Wayne Johnson, Terrance Slaughter and Juane Thomas. Johnson (5-10, 175) is the son of former UGA quarterback Wayne Johnson. The younger Johnson, who will
play cornerback, was a first team all-state defensive back this pass season at Marion County High School in Buena Vista, GA with 26 tackles, 5 interceptions and 5 pass breakups. Slaughter (6- 0, 187) will play safety. At Birmingham’s Minor High School, he had 15 pass breakups, 7 interceptions, 105 tackles, 3 forced fumbles and scored 3 touchdowns. Thomas (6-1, 195) comes to SSU from Center Point High School in Center Point, Alabama. As a wider receiver, this past season, he caught 48 passes for 855 yards and 6 touchdowns.
SSU Softball Sweeps Howard
The Savannah State softball team started their season over the weekend with a three-game sweep of visiting Howard. On February 11, SSU took a double-header from the Bison 8-0 and 11-3. The Lady Tigers completed the sweep with a 6-1 victory on Feb. 12. In the first game, Madison Hedderly stuck out 8 batters while Nicole Lowery hit a 2-run home run. In the nightcap, Chelsea Parrish scored twice and drove in two runs while India Morgan scored three times. Tiffany Davies pitched a 4-hitter and struck out three batters. On Feb. 12, Hedderly struck out 11 batters, scored a run and had a RBI. Parrish scored twice while Cassie Standard had 2 hits and Amber Hallman drove in two runs.