Greene County News
WILBERFORCE — The Lady Marauders of Central State University won their seventh straight contest, and the CSU men claimed a defensive battle, in Saturday night’s home wins over Miles College.
CSU opened the fourth quarter on a 10-2 run capped off by a Sierra Harley three pointer for a 61-47 lead with 7:39 to play. From that point on, the Lady Marauders maintained control of the contest and cruised to the 13-point victory.
The Lady Marauders converted 9 of 22 shots from beyond the arc. Miles was just 2-16 from three point range which included an 0 for 9 performance in the second half.
Rhani Bell and Ghameerah McCullers paced the CSU scoring with 21 points each. Harley finished with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. With the win, the Lady Marauders improve to 10-5 on the season and 5-2 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Ashley McCrear led Miles’ efforts with 11 points. Miles fell to 6-8 overall and 1-2 in the SIAC after Saturday’s loss.
Marauder men shut down Miles
The Central State University Marauders beat the Golden Bears of Miles College in an SIAC defensive battle, 53-49, on Saturday afternoon to end a seven-game losing streak.
CSU forced Miles into 17 turnovers and held the Bears to 35 percent shooting from the field. No Miles player managed to score in double figures.
Martin Oliver, a freshman from Chicago, had his best game as a Marauder with 14 points. Frank Barber III finished with 13 points a four rebounds. While he did not score, Jeremy Brown made a significant impact on the game with his 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals. With the victory, CSU improves to 6-10 overall with a 3-5 mark in the SIAC.
Carl Garcia led the Bears with 9 points and 8 rebounds. Miles now sits at 0-14 on the year and 0-2 in conference play.
“Our players have been practicing really hard all week and I knew they would come out and play hard tonight,” CSU coach Joseph Price said. “We executed a zone defense very well and it made a difference for us.”
Both teams hosted Tuskegee University, Monday night in the Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium in Wilberforce.