Lady Marauders continue to roll beat Lane, 67-57
JACKSON, Tennessee – The Central State Lady Marauders earned another conference victory on the road, 67-57, over Lane College on Monday night.
With the victory, CSU improves to 17-4 overall with a SIAC leading 11-2 record. LC falls to 4-17 overall with a 4-8 mark in conference play.
CSU fell behind, 6-0, to start the game but quickly found their mark in Bruce Hall Gymnasium with three-pointers by Jaeda Davis, Destinee Russell and Sierra Harley. CSU closed the first quarter on a 11-3 run to take a 22-14 lead. CSU’s increased their lead to sixteen, 30-14, with four minutes left in the second quarter and took a 38-14 lead at the half.
CSU took their largest lead of the game, 57-33, on another Harley three-pointer with 1:05 left in the third quarter. Entering the final period up 57-35, the Lady Marauders maintained a healthy lead. Lane managed to closed the game on an 11-0 run but never legitimately challenged for the lead.
CSU held a 22-12 edge in points scored off turnovers.
Harley led the Lady Marauders with 15 points and 5 assists. Falon Edwards recorded 13 points and 5 rebounds.
Chloe Roberts led Lane with 13 points and 9 rebounds.
CSU will take the rest of the week off before hosting Spring Hill College next Monday during Senior Recognition Night.
CSU is currently ranked No. 10 in the D2SIDA South Region Poll.
With Monday’s win, CSU swept the regular season series against LC (2-0).
CSU leads the SIAC in scoring (78.1 ppg), assists (16.1 apg), offensive rebounding (18.9 orpg) and steals (13.4 spg).
CSU currently leads the SIAC West Division by 1-game over Spring Hill.
CSU will recognize six seniors during pre-game of next Monday’s home game against Spring Hill.
Lane uses second half surge to power past Marauders, 85-67
JACKSON, Tennessee – The Central State Marauders lost to Lane College, 85-67, in a crucial SIAC contest on Monday night.
The loss drops CSU to 7-14 on the year with a 6-8 ledger in the SIAC. LC improves to 9-10 overall with a 7-7 mark in conference play.
CSU jumped out to an eight point lead midway through the first half. The CSU lead was quickly erased with a 20-4 run by the Dragons capped off by a Josh Smith-Levi basket to give LC a 24-16 lead at the 8:14 mark. CSU closed the gap later in the half thanks to a 7-0 run and trailed by just one, 35-34, at the break.
Back-to-back baskets by Davone Daniels helped give CSU a 39-37 lead in the early stages of the second half but Lane responded with a 12-0 run to take a 49-39 lead at the 16:21 mark. The Marauders battled back, trailing 55-51 after a Frank Barber III make from beyond the arc. CSU was unable to get any closer as the Dragons scored on their next five offensive possessions to increase the lead, 66-54, with 7:36 to play. The Dragons went on to close the game with a 15-2 run to seal the victory.
LC outrebounded CSU, 36-21, and held a significant advantage in second chance points, 18-5.
Kendarius Ash led the way for Lane with a game-high 24 points, 16 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals and 3 blocks. Terrace Holt scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
CSU was paced by reserves Davone Daniels and Charles Ruise. Daniels finished with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Ruise recorded 15 points and 3 rebounds.
The Marauders return home to face non-conference rival Wilberforce University on Saturday at 1 pm.
CSU falls into second place behind LC in the SIAC West Division standings.
CSU and LC have split the regular season series (1-1).
CSU leading score Chris Scott was held to just 6 points on Monday night.