Pinkett Named To All Rookie Team
Savannah State freshman guard Khalean Pinkett has been named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All Rookie Team, for his play during the 2014-15 season. The 6-2 Norcross, Georgia native started 18 games this season and averaged 4.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.1 assists per game. He had a career-high 12 points against Marshall.
Baker Named Coach of the Year
Cedric Baker, the head women’s basketball coach at Savannah State has been named the 2014- 15 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Baker, who is in his 12th year with SSU, led the Lady Tigers to a 18-10 record during the regular season and a 13-3 conference mark. During the regular season, SSU posted key wins over Florida and Hampton at Tiger Arena. Savannah State entered the MEAC Tournament with a No. 2 seed.
SSU Trio Earns MEAC Honors
Ezinne Kalu, Jasmine Norman and Tiyonda Davis all earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors for their play during the 2014-15 regular season. Seniors Kalu and Norman were named to the first team while Davis, a sophomore, earned third team honors. Kalu led the squad in scoring, averaging 16.4 points a game. She also had 90 steals and 89 assists. Norman averaged 11points per game while Davis led the team in field goal percentage (.549) while grabbing 200 rebounds and blocking 54 shots.
Cokley Named Sixth Man Of The Year
Chris Cokley, a freshman forward at Alabama Birmingham, has been named the 2015 Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year. Cokley finished the regular season second on the team in scoring (8.1 points) and rebounding (4.7 rebounds). The Savannah High School grad played in all 31 games during the regular season and came off the bench to score in double figures 13 times, including double-digit scoring efforts in four of the Blazers’ final five regular season contests. Chris is the son of Angela Green and Bobby Jones.
SSU Spring Sports Roundup
The SSU track teams hosted the Tiger Orange and Blue Classic on March 6. The SSU men finished third out of 13 teams while the SSU women were sixth out of 11 teams.
The Georgia Bulldogs softball team swept a doubleheader from Savannah State on March 10, in games played in Athens. UGA won the opener 15-3 and completed the sweep with a 8-0 win in the second game.
The SSU women’s golf team played in a pair of tournaments last week. SSU won a tri-match at the Crosswinds Golf Club on March 9 defeating College of Wooster (474) and East Stroudsburg (511). SSU had a score of 433. On March 11, Savannah State traveled to Jacksonville, Florida to play in the Bulldog Invite, hosted by Butler. SSU finished in 7th place with a score of 734.
The SSU women’s tennis team lost six matches last week. George Mason defeated SSU 4-1 on Hilton Head Island on March 9. SSU hosted Coastal Carolina and Western Carolina on March 10 and fell 7-0 and 6-0 respectively. On March 12, SSU played North Carolina Central in Florence, South Carolina and lost 6-1. On March 15, SSU fell to North Carolina A&T 5-2 and Norfolk State 5-0. Both matches were played in Florence.
The Tiger baseball team played five home games last week. SSU topped Wofford 6-4 on March 10, lost to Notre Dame 5-3 in 11 innings on March 11, swept North Carolina Central in a double header on March 14 by scores of 6-0 and 1-0 and completed the weekend sweep of NCCU with a 2-1 victory on March 15.