Kennesaw State’s rally with Stetson falls short
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January 24, 2014 12:05 AM | 1036 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Willie Green scored 24 points and Raymone Andrews went 4-of-4 from the free-throw line in the final 29 seconds as Stetson held off a Kennesaw State rally for a 68-65 win Thursday night.

Stetson (6-14, 4-4 Atlantic Sun) jumped out to a 7-1 lead, used a 9-0 run to push its lead to double digits with 12:26 left in the first half, took a 36-26 advantage into the break and never trailed.
Kennesaw State, however, scored the first eight points of the second half, and Orlando Coleman’s dunk with 1:06 to play pulled the Owls (4-17, 1-5) within one at 64-63.
Andrews was perfect from the stripe down the stretch and Myles Hamilton missed a potential gametying 3-pointer with 4 seconds left.
Brian Pegg and Kentwan Smith scored 13 apiece for the Hatters. Andrews added 10.
Delbert Love and Coleman led KSU with 13 points each. 
  • Southern Poly 87, Coastal Georgia 78: 
Though they were outshot from the field, the Hornets had the edge from the freethrow line to prevail.
Southern Poly (7-12, 3-6 Southern States) was 27-of-39 at the line, while Coastal Georgia (8-12, 3-6) was just 12-of-28.
The Mariners shot 48.3 percent from the field, and 40 percent on 3-pointers. The Hornets had respective marks of 45 and 30 percent.
C.J. McElrath had a game-high 25 points with seven rebounds, while former Hillgrove High School standout Marcus Dortch had 19 points and three steals. Ricky Fuller had 13 points and a season-best 12 rebounds off the bench, Kevin Phillip scored 12 and D’Angelo Johnson had 10. 

  • Wofford 74, Georgia Southern 64:

Karl Cochran, a Walton High School graduate, scored 25 points to lead Wofford.
Spencer Collins added 18 points, Eric Garcia 15 and Lee Skinner 10 for the Terriers (9-10, 4-3 Southern Conference).
Jelani Hewitt led the Eagles (9-11, 2-3) with 18 points to surpass 1,000 for his career. Tre Bussey and Angel Matias each had 13.
Wofford used a 10-point run late in the first half to go up 35-24, with Garcia starting the surge with a 3-pointer and a three-point play. He opened the second half with a bucket to restore the double-figure lead at 37-26.
The Terries pushed the margin to 17 with 12:09 left.
Georgia Southern cut the deficit to 70-63 with 2 minutes left and down to 6 at a minute but Cochran made four free throws in the final minute to secure the win. 
  • East Tennessee St. 74, Kennesaw St. 68: 
Kristina Wells had her ninth double-double of the season, but the Owls couldn’t keep the lead they took out of halftime.
Tied at 30-all in the first half, Kennesaw State (4-14, 2-5 Atlantic Sun) kept East Tennessee (6-11, 2-4) scoreless in a 7-0 run over the last 3:44 of the half and entered the break leading 37-30. Out of intermission, Deandrea Sawyers drained a 3-pointer for a 40-32 lead, but the Bucs stormed back with a 10-1 run for a 42-41 lead. Wells later cut the East Tennessee lead to one at 54-53 with a pair of free throws, but the Bucs sprinted ahead with fivestraight points.
Wells finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Sawyers and Bria Young each scored 11. 
  • Coastal Georgia 59, Southern Poly 54:

After completing their longest home stand of the season, the Hornets lost their return to the road.
With the win, Coastal Georgia (17-2, 7-2 Southern States) took over sole control of first place in the conference’s East Division.
Both teams attempted 47 field goals, but Southern Poly (11-5, 6-3) only made 18, to Coastal Georgia’s 21. The Hornets were also outshot on 3-pointers, 5-2.
Sarah Ogoke led Southern Poly with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Erica Turner had 14 points and two steals. Shana Ward scored nine points.
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