Norfolk State 20 SSU 17
Playing their last road game of the season, Savannah State could not hold on to their 10 point lead in the second half as Norfolk State rallied to tie the game in the fourth quarter and force an extra period. In the overtime, SSU kicker John Barron missed his 44 yard attempt which led to Norfolk State’s Cameron Marouf kicking a 38 yard field goal which proved to be the game winner. The Tigers (1-7) led 7-0 in the first quarter after a three yard touchdown run by Richard Williams. A 24 yard field goal by Barron gave SSU a 10-0 advantage in the second quarter but the Spartans scored a touchdown late in the quarter to cut SSU’s lead to 10-7. A one yard touchdown run by Arshon Spaulding put the Tigers ahead 17- 7in the third quarter but a touchdown and a field goal by NSU in the fourth quarter forced overtime. The crowd of 15,123 in Price Stadium saw the Tigers offense gain just 209 yards. Spaulding ran for 97 yards while Williams added 87. SSU’s “Air Raid” offense remained grounded as Spaulding only passed for 16 yards. Jeremiah Harris caught two passes for 12 yards. Trevion Ashford led the SSU defense with 15 tackles.
SSU Women Hold Off Armstrong
Rhianna Warren scored 17 points from off the bench while newcomer Jereica Edwards added 16 points and six rebounds as the Savannah State women’s basketball team defeated crosstown rival Armstrong State in a exhibition game played in Tiger Arena on November 3. The game was close from start to finish but SSU outscored the Pirates 20-15 in the fourth quarter to pull away with the win. The Lady Tigers led 14-13 after the first quarter and went into the half with a slim 28-27 advantage. Heading into the fourth quarter SSU led 48- 46. The Pirates made 21 of 25 free throws in the game but also committed 19 turnovers. Alexia Somerset had 16 points for Armstrong.
Martin Powers Tigers Past ASU
Chris Martin hit
eight 3-pointers and finished the game with 28 points as Savannah State posted a 91-84 exhibition victory over crosstown foe Armstrong State on Nov. 3. The crowd of 5,191 saw the Tigers rally from a 12 point deficit in the second half. The 14-0 rally was fueled by a 3pointer by Troyce Manassa followed by back to back 3 pointers by Martin. On three occasions in the second period, SSU had leads of at least 10 points. Armstrong closed their gap to four with just over six minutes left but could never get any closer. The Tigers controlled the boards (44 to 34) and shot the ball well in the second half, making 59 percent from the field and 64 percent from 3 point land. Manassa had 19 points for SSU while Lenjo Kilo had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Herbert Graham and Ethan Mackey each had 15 points for the Pirates.
Tarbor Joins USC Staff
Bridgett Tarbor recently left her job in the Savannah State athletics department and has now been hired in the University of South Carolina athletic department as an academic advisor. At USC, Tarbor will work men’s and women’s soccer and equestrian. Most recently, Tarbor worked as the academic advisor for SSU football since 2014. The Fort Valley State graduate has also worked at Oral Roberts University where she served as the director of athletic academics and degree advancement from July, 2010 till July, 2013. Prior to Oral Roberts, she worked as the assistant academic counselor for the athletic department at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln from July, 2008 to July 2010.