SSU Women Lose To Morgan State
Morgan State ended a six game losing streak with a 68-50 win over Savannah State on January 14 in Hill Field House. Erin Hogue had 18 points and 12 rebounds for SSU (6-11) in a losing effort. The contest was tied at 11 but MSU strung together 10 unanswered points for a 21- 11 lead in the first half. The Lady Tigers got within six but Morgan State led 34-21 at the half. Both squads had 14-2 runs in the second period but MSU’s 10-3 spurt within the last four and a half minutes sealed their win.
Tigers Win In Double Overtime
It took two extra periods but the Savannah State men’s basketball team defeated Morgan State 78-70 on January 14 in Hill Field House. Preston Blackman led the way for SSU (8-9) with a career-high 41 points. It was the first time a SSU player scored at least 40 points since Levi Williams scored 45 points against Paine in 1978. The Tigers led 30-28 at the half and led by no more than five points in the second period. The game was tied at 56 at the end of regulation and tied at 67 at the end of the first overtime. In the second overtime, SSU held the Bears without a field goal. Blackman scored 9 of SSU’s 11 points in the second overtime. Rashad Hassan had 19 points and nine rebounds while Jyles Smith added 10 points and seven rebounds. Arnold Louis chipped in 12 rebounds.
FVSU Coach Has Record For Most Wins
When the Fort Valley State women’s basketball team defeated Stillman on January 12, the Lady Wildcats made head coach Lonnie Bartley the winningest coach in the history of black college women’s basketball. The victory was Bartley’s 624th, all at FVSU. Bartley passes former Claflin head coach, the late Nelson Brownless for the top honor.
CAU Hires New Football Coach
Clark Atlanta has hired Kevin Weston as the Panthers new head football coach. Weston, who comes to CAU from Tusculum, agreed to a four year contract. Weston served eight years on the Tusculum coaching staff and coached the Tusculum defensive line in 2012. During the 2010 and 2011 seasons, he was the program’s defensive coordinator as well as coached linebackers.
In March 2008, he was promoted to the position of assistant head coach while serving as the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator. He played on the Tusculum squad from 1999-02, and graduated in 2002 with the bachelor’s degree in physical education. He completed his master’s degree from Troy in 2005. He returned to coaching on the college level in 2005 after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Morgan County High School in Madison, Ga.