SC State holds off Morgan St behind Etienne and Kinard
BALTIMORE (AP) Jahmari Etienne scored 18 points, Ian Kinard scored 15 and South Carolina State held off Morgan State for a 72-68 win on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (3-15, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 44-27 at halftime and were up by double figures for most of the second half until Morgan State reduced the deficit to 64-57 on Kyson Rawls' 3-pointer with 4:56 left. Malik Miller made a pair of foul shots cutting the Bulldogs' lead to 64-61 but Morgan State (6-10, 1-2) couldn't get closer.
Lavar Harewood scored 10 points for South Carolina State as the Bulldogs buried 11 of 23 3-pointers.
Stanley Davis posted career highs with 28 points and 19 rebounds for Morgan State, which outrebounded the Bulldogs 41-31. The Bears were hampered by 19 turnovers but took advantage of 19 personal fouls committed by the Bulldogs. Morgan State finished 17 of 23 from the free-throw line.
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