Shaw Wins To Another CIAA Title
Savannah, Georgia native Jacques Curtis led his Shaw women’s basketball team to their 3rd straight CIAA title with a 72-53 victory over Fayetteville State on March 2 in Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. The win improves the Bears to 25-4 overall and gave them their 8th conference championship in 11 years. The 2012 Division II national champions look to defend their title in he upcoming national tournament.
SSU Receives Donation
Savannah State 1960 graduate Dr. Jacqueline Stephens recently donated a check to SSU in the amount of $25,000 to establish the Jolly L. Stephens Football Endowed Scholarship. Jolly Stephens, also a 1960 Savannah State graduate, was an all conference football player for the Tigers in 1956 and 1957. Dr. Stephens is the widow of Jolly Stephens.
Lady Tigers Continue Losing Skid
The losing streak of the Savannah State women’s basketball team reached 7 games after losing games last week to North Carolina A&T and Maryland-Eastern Shore. A&T defeated Savannah State 58-47 on March 4 in Greensboro, NC. SSU trailed by 4 with 14:37 left in the game but the Aggies blew the game open with a 20-5 run to extend their lead to 19 points and put SSU away. Jasmine Norman had 16 points and Erin Hogue added 12 rebounds. The Lady Tigers (7- 22, 2-14) ended their regular season with a 55-44 overtime loss to UMES at Tiger Arena on March 7. SSU led by 5 at the half but were out-scored 26-21 in the 2nd half. In the overtime period, SSU could only make two field goals as they were out-scored 16-5. Hogue had 13 points and 13 rebounds in a losing effort.
SSU Men Whip UMES
The Savannah State men’s basketball team ended their regular season with a 71-54 thumping of Maryland Eastern Shore on March 7 in Tiger Arena. SSU broke open a tie game with a 17-6 run to end the first period. Midway in the second half, the Tigers went on a 17-4 run to go ahead by 22. Deven Williams had 21 points for the Tigers (18-13, 11-5) while Rashad Hassan had 15 and Louis Arnold scored 10. Preston Blackman dished out 11 assists. On March 4, the Tigers played on ESPNU against North Carolina A&T and fell 59-57. SSU fell into a 11-0 deficit and trailed by 15 at the half. The Tigers battled back to tie the game at 52 with 2:41 left but could never get the lead. Blackman had 17 points while Hassan added 14. Arnold and Jyles Smith each grabbed 11 rebounds.