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Clark Atlanta holds off Morehouse, will face Fort Valley State in SIAC Championship Game

By Steven J. Gaither

Clark Atlanta’s comeback season continues. CAU beat rival Morehouse College 91-86 on Friday night to earn a spot in the SIAC title. It will face Fort Valley State in the SIAC Tournament Championship Game on Saturday night in Birmingham, AL.

Lawrence Triplett came up big for CAU with 20 points and 18 rebounds and Tim Sanders poured in a game-high 25 points.

CAU shot 52.8 percent from the field and just under 50 percent of its 3-point attempts, going 11-for-23 from long-range. It avenged a loss to its nearby rival in the team’s second matchup last month.
Fort Valley State punched its ticket to the championship game earlier in the evening, beating Benedict 69-54. The two teams split the regular season series.

For CAU, it’s been quite a turnaround from the recent past. Last season CAU won just nine games. They will head into Saturday’s game with 20 wins and a chance to get at least one more.

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