vs Savannah State

Savannah St. 60, NC Central 47


SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Arnold Louis scored 16 points and Preston Blackman added 12 as Savannah State defeated North Carolina Central 60-47 Saturday to remain alone in first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Patrick Hendley's 3-pointer with 4:53 elapsed in the game put the Tigers (19-10, 12-2) ahead to stay. They shot 55 percent (11 of 20) in the first half to take a 36-25 lead over the Eagles (14-14, 8-6) at the break.

Joshua Montgomery's trey with 15:11 remaining increased the Tigers' lead to 12 points, 45-33, and their lead remained in double figures the rest of the way. Louis scored nine of his points in the second half.

The victory was the 11th in a row for Savannah State, which also defeated North Carolina Central 67-57 on Feb. 11.

Dominique Sutton scored 12 points for the Eagles, whose scoring total was their second-lowest this season.

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D. Sutton, F384-84-824312
T. O'Neal, F133-40-13026
R. Willis, G363-90-05146
E. Anyaorah, G343-81-36147
E. Chapman, G211-40-01303
J. Ingram230-38-101158
J. Leemow190-20-21040
N. Chasten81-10-00033
T. Beaman30-02-20012
J. Nicely30-00-00000
K. Jawara20-00-00000
Totals 15-3915-2624102647
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J. Smith, F181-10-15142
R. Hassan, F131-21-24343
P. Blackman, G304-64-513312
C. Smith, G302-23-68127
D. Rudolph, G272-70-00005
A. Louis335-75-920316
J. Montgomery151-20-01013
S. Wilson130-20-01020
K. Richards100-14-40024
R. Conner50-02-20002
P. Hendley42-31-21036
A. Davis10-00-00010
C. Spears10-00-00000
Totals 18-3320-312782560

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