2017-2018 Basketball

SIAC basketball wraps up 2017

Conference leaders show a bit of rust after holiday break.

Courtesy: Central State Athletics

The SIAC wrapped up the 2017 portion of the basketball season on Saturday with a big slate of games. Here’s a look at how it all went down, the SIAC resumes action on New Year’s Day with five games.

Clark Atlanta 68     Spring Hill 66

Clark Atlanta University (12-1) found themselves trailing late in the second half at Spring Hill (2-10) and facing potentially its first loss in the SIAC.  A dunk by William Loyd put Spring Hill up 56-53 with 4:32 remaining but CAU would pull through with some clutch free throw shooting for the win.  Anthony Williams hit two free throws with four seconds remaining that diluted a three-point shot at the buzzer by Spring Hill.  Jalen Mitchell led the Panthers and all scorers with 23 points in the win.

Claflin University 72     Central State 69

Claflin University (13-1) came close to dropping just its second game of the year in a close win on the road at Central State.  A free throw by Chris Scott put CSU (4-8) up 68-67 with 47 seconds remaining but a Triston Thompson go-ahead three-pointer with 25 seconds remaining was the difference for Claflin.

Miles College 74     Paine College 64

The Golden Bears of Miles College (2-8) picked up a win versus Paine College (2-10) on Saturday afternoon.  Aron Stewart stacked the box score for Miles going 8 for 8 from the floor with 20 points, eight rebounds, four steals and three blocks.

Benedict 83     Kentucky State 77

Second chance points were the difference as Benedict (11-3) went on the road to Kentucky State (3-11) for a nine-point win over the Thorobreds. The Tigers had a 13-4 advantage in second-chance points as they outrebounded KSU 42-33. Ray Croon’s 21 points led KSU and all scorers.

Albany State 73     Lane 72  OT

Albany State (1-13) and Lane College (4-6) gave the fans in Tennessee some extra basketball as the Golden Rams pulled off a one-point win in overtime. It was the first win of the year for Albany State. Kendarius Ash led all scorers with 23 points in a losing effort.

Fort Valley State 76     LeMoyne-Owen College 72

Jaylon McMillan scored 18 points to lead FVSU (8-6) to a four-point win over LeMoyne-Owen (4-8) in Memphis, TN.  Demba Konate led LOC with 19 points in just 25 minutes of action.

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