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Tigers Fall To Clayton State

Clayton State broke open a close game with a big run to put Savannah State away in a 75- 56 win over the Tigers in a game played in Tiger Arena on December 4.

A jumper by Eleik Bowles gave Savannah State a 40-38 advantage with 16:07 left in the second half but the Lakers responded with 16 straight points to go ahead 54-40 with 10:41 remaining.

CSU followed that with a 12-4 spurt that put Savannah State behind 66- 44 at the six minute mark for the Lakers largest lead of the game. SSU never got any closer than 17 the rest of the way.

Savannah State (1- 4) led by as much as seven points in the opening period and held a 33-29 lead at the half.

Marcus Scott and Daryl Richardson each scored ten points for the Tigers. Bowles and Trey Stokes each chipped in nine points. Richardson and Bowles both had four rebounds and Christian Blue dished out five assists to go with his eight points.

Eleik Bowles
Eleik Bowles

Clayton State finished the game shooting 54.4 percent from the floor while out-rebounding the Tigers 40 to 27.

DeLoach Named To All-Star Game Watch

HBCU All-Stars LLC has announced the first ever 2021-22 HBCU All-Stars Watch List featuring the nation’s top HBCU student-athletes from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Southwestern Athletic Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Tennessee State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Hampton University.

Among those on the watch list is Savannah State University senior basketball player Trey De- Loach.

The Richmond Hill native was a Preseason All-SIAC Second Team selection and averaged 10.7 points and six rebounds per game during the 2019-20 season while shooting 51 percent from the floor.

The HBCU All- Star Game will showcase 24 of the best student-athletes from the four Historically Black Athletic Conferences, representing the legendary coaches Team John McLendon (MEAC & SIAC) and Team Clarence “Big House” Gaines (SWAC & CIAA), along with Tennessee State, Hampton, and North Carolina A&T State Universities. The HBCU All-Star Game Experience and week-long festivities will include college admissions fair, proday scouting combine, legacy court dedication, and community outreach that will kick off the week on Tuesday, March 29 and conclude the following Tuesday after the National Championship game (April 5). For more information, please go to www.hbcuallstargame.com and www.hbcuallstargameexperience.org. To request media credentials and group ticket accommodations email info@HBCUAllStarGame.com. The HBCU All-Star Game to Air Live on CBS Television Network Sunday, April 3 at 4:00 PM ET and will be available to stream on Paramount+

Trey DeLoach
Trey DeLoach

Brewton, Blackshear Earn SoCon Honors

Savannah natives Ben Brewton and Travis Blackshear were recently named to the Southern Conference 2021 all-conference team.

Ben Brewton
Ben Brewton

Brewton, a defensive lineman at Chattanooga, was named First Team Defense while Blackshear, a cornerback at Furman, was named Second team Defense.

Brewton played in ten games and had 23 tackles (15 solo), six tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. The Beach High alum had a season-high four tackles against Austin Peay, North Alabama and Mercer.

Blackshear saw action in 11 contests and ended the season with 52 tackles (39 solo). The Benedictine graduate also had five interceptions, five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one sack and 1.5 tackle for loss. He had nine tackles against Western Carolina and two interceptions against Tennessee Tech.

Travis Blackshear
Travis Blackshear

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