Brooke Spaulding sparks Lady Marauders to 77-74 victory over Albany State
WILBERFORCE, Ohio – Central State freshman Brooke Spaulding came off the bench to score 18 points as the Lady Marauders beat Albany State, 77-74, on Saturday.
With the win, the Lady Marauders improve to 4-2 on the year with a 1-0 mark in SIAC play. The Golden Rams drop to 3-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
CSU closed the first quarter on a 10-1 run to take a 21-12 lead. ASU turned up its defense and outscored CSU, 17-14, in the second quarter to cut the deficit down, 35-29, at the intermission.
The Lady Marauders surrendered a 10-1 run and trailed 39-36 at the 4:30 mark of the third quarter. ASU maintained a 2-point led as the teams entered the final period.
Trailing 56-52 with 8 minutes to play, Spaulding scored 13 of the next 18 points for CSU and put her team up, 70-64, with back-to-back makes from beyond the arc. The Rams battled back with a 9-2 run to take a 73-72 lead with 1:57 remaining. Chavon Banks scored on CSU’s next possession to put her team back up by one. ASU had multiple chances to tie and take the lead in the final minute but poor free throw shooting and turnovers held the Rams back. Spaulding and Gilbert added late free throws as CSU celebrated its third straight victory.
CSU registered 13 steals and held a 21-17 edge in points off turnovers. CSU converted 44% from the field compared to a 37% shooting performance from ASU.
Gilbert finished the game with a team-high 23 points, 7 assists, 3 steals and 5 rebounds. En route to her 18 points, Spaulding converted 6 of 8 field goals attempts in just 13 minutes of play. Despite being injured in the early stages of the second half, Sierra Harley fought through the pain to finish with 11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.
Elesha Foster led ASU with 29 points and 10 rebounds.
CSU will try for their fourth straight victory when they host Fort Valley State on Monday at 5:30 pm.
Quotes – Coach Lewis Shine
“Brooke has been working hard all year and it was good to see her hard work pay off with a great performance tonight.”
“Our backcourt continues to play well. We believe we have some of the top guards in the conference and they proved it tonight.”
“With another big conference game coming up on Monday, we do not have any time to celebrate this win. Our focus immediately turns to a quality opponent in Fort Valley State.”
Saturday’s game was the first conference game for both schools.
Takyra Gilbert is averaging 21 ppg over the last five games.
A transfer from Cincinnati State, Gilbert is the reigning SIAC Newcomer of the Week.
Sierra Harley is converting over 50% from three-point range.
CSU leads the SIAC in offense (79.7) and steals (13.0).
Marauders edge Albany State, 72-67, for first conference victory
WILBERFORCE, Ohio – The Central State Marauders claimed their first SIAC victory with a 72-67 win over Albany State on Saturday.
With the win, the Marauders improve to 2-4 overall with a 1-0 mark in SIAC play. The Golden Rams remained winless with a 0-6 mark and 0-1 ledger in the conference.
In a game that had 15 lead changes and 8 ties, CSU forward Chris Scott scored 6 of CSU’s first eight points as the Marauders jumped out to a 8-2 lead at the 18:03 mark. Back-to-back three pointers from Davone Daniels and Jeremy Brown helped CSU build a 22-12 lead with 9:08 remaining in the first half. CSU maintained a 10-point margin until ASU closed the half on a 10-4 run capped off by a Rahdin Hughes dunk. CSU went into intermission looking to regroup with a 36-32 lead.
ASU tied the game, 42-42, at the 15:56 mark of the second half. The teams continued to trade baskets and remained tied going into the final 8 minutes of play. After a Napoleon Harris dunk put the Rams up, 55-53, Brown answered back with another make from beyond the arc to spark a 7-0 run for CSU. The Marauders maintained their lead for the duration of the game. While ASU managed to cut the deficit down to 3 on two occasions in the final 2 minutes, CSU converted on 7 of 8 free throw attempts to extinguish any chance of an ASU comeback.
En route to the victory, CSU managed to get to the line 28 times while converting 23 attempts. ASU managed just 4 trips to the free throw line, making all 4 shots. CSU turned the ball over just 6 times while forcing ASU into 19 giveaways.
Scott led all scorers with 25 points while grabbing 8 rebounds. Jeremy Brown recorded a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Davone Daniels was inserted into the starting lineup and delivered with 18 points and 4 assists.
Tylen Walker paced Albany State with 16 points and 7 rebounds.
CSU will try for their third straight victory when they host Fort Valley State on Monday at 7:30 pm.
Quotes – Coach Joseph Price
“Albany State really did a great job of making us work and we are pleased to come out on top with a big conference win today.”
“We expected Chris Scott to step up and be one of our top play makers. He was aggressive tonight and did a great job of converting from the free throw line while getting multiple guys from ASU in foul trouble.”
“After sitting out the first few games due to injury, Jeremy Brown has been like a cannon ball waiting to be shot. He brings a lot of energy and makes us a better team.”
“We will get ready for another big conference game against Fort Valley State on Monday.”
Jeremy Brown returned to the team after missing the first 4 games of the season due to injury.
A transfer from St. Joseph’s (IN), Davone Daniels is averaging 17.3 ppg in CSU’s home games this season.
Chris Scott leads CSU in scoring (15.4 ppg) and rebounding (6.8 rpg). He tied his season-high scoring mark with 25 points on Saturday.
CSU recorded a season-low six turnovers in Saturday’s win.
CSU remains without one of its top scorers in Dwight Richards, Jr. Richards, Jr. missed his third straight game due to injury.
Lady Flyers Rout Arkansas Pine-Bluff 81-43
DAYTON – The University of Dayton women’s basketball team powered its way to a 81-43 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff Saturday at UD Arena.
The Flyers (5-1) get back on the winning side of things and remain undefeated at home while the Golden Lions (2-2) move to .500 on the season.
Second quarter – The Flyers outscored the Lions 15-7 in the second quarter and pulled ahead by double figures, never looking back.
1st Quarter: Dayton 21, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 14
- Just five seconds into the game and sophomore Jayla Scaife gave UD the initial lead with a three from deep.
- The next three minutes saw neither team score as the defenses settled in.
- UAPB took a 4-3 lead at the 6:22 mark during an 0-for-6 Dayton drought.
- Senior Jenna Burdette gave the Flyers a 7-6 lead going into the media timeout. She hit a big three coming out of the break to put UD up four.
- The Flyers led by as much as nine at 21-12.
- Scaife, Burdette, and junior Lauren Cannatelli each had five points to lead UD.
2nd Quarter: Dayton 36, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 21
- Scaife was the first to score for the Flyers in the second quarter with a layup at the 9:04 mark.
- The Flyers extended their lead to 13 at 32-19 with 5:48 to go in the quarter on the jumper by junior Ashleigh Parkinson.
- UAPB only had one made field goal in the first half of the second quarter.
- The Flyers used a 13-1 run over a 5:44 span to pull ahead 36-19.
- Dayton shot 40 percent in the second quarter and held UAPB to 7%, going 1-of-14.
- The Flyers had 14 points off turnovers in the first 20 minutes.
- Cannatelli led UD with 10 points.
3rd Quarter: Dayton 57, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 33
- Dayton started off the second half with an 8-0 run.
- By the media timeout, the Flyers held a 48-23 lead.
- Burdette was the second Flyer to reach double-figures scoring with her 10th point. She was followed quickly by fellow senior JaVonna Layfield.
- The Flyers went 7-for-11 over the first eight minutes of the third before hitting a 2:11 cold spell.
- UD shot 61.5 percent in the third.
4th Quarter: Dayton
- UAPB got off to the stronger start to the final quarter with a 7-1 run over the first 3:01.
- The Flyers started off cold offensively, going 1-of-4 over the first 4:36.
- Dayton responded though and went on a 10-0 run over 1:52, pushing their lead to 28.
- The Lions went on a 0-for-7 drought over 3:01, leading into the media break.
- UD continued to pull away and ran the streak to 15-0 over 4:48.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Flyers shot 45.9 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from three-point range.
- UAPB was held to 23.6 percent shooting and 13.3 percent from behind the arc.
- Layfield had a game-high 19 points, recorded four steals, and grabbed nine rebounds.
- Burdette added 12 points and three assists.
- Dayton ended the game on a 23-3 run over the final 6:59.
- Sophomore Christine Szabo had a career-high nine points on 2-of-2 shooting.
- The Flyers outrebounded the Lions 49-33.
- UD had a 19-0 fast-break scoring advantage.
28 – Dayton had 28 points off 20 Arkansas-Pine Bluff turnovers.
- The Flyers will head back out on the road to take on Quinnipiac Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in Hamden, Conn.