College Roundup: Cochran’s 29 lead Wofford past Georgia Southern
by MDJ staff and wire reports
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Karl Cochran, the Walton High School product, scored 29 points to help Wofford storm past Georgia Southern in the second half for a 74-61 victory Thursday night.

Georgia Southern held an eight-point lead at intermission, 35-27, and extended it to a dozen points barely 3 minutes in to the second half. The Terriers took the lead on Cochran’s jumper with 5:51 left, 56-55, then padded the lead with back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 20-6 run to close out the game.

Spencer Collins scored 19 points for Wofford (12-10, 7-3, Southern) and Lee Skinner added 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

The Terriers shot 50 percent from the field (28-for-56) and were 6-of-17 from long range.

Jelani Hewitt scored 21 points to lead Georgia Southern (11-13, 4-5), with Angel Matias adding 11 points, nine rebounds and three steals.

The Eagles shot just under 43 percent (23-for-54).

Southern Poly 82, Auburn Montgomery 76: The Hornets bounced back from a seven-point halftime deficit to win the Southern States Athletic Conference road game.

Southern Poly (9-13, 5-7) shot 75.9 percent from the field (22-for-29) in the second half, outscoring Auburn Montgomery (7-12, 4-7) by a 52-39 margin.

Kevin Phillip scored a game-high 20 points of the bench, going 9-of-11 from the field, and added 10 rebounds. Ricky Fuller scored a season-high 17, Chris Key had 15 and former Hillgrove High School standout Marcus Dortch 10.

Georgia State 68, Arkansas-Little Rock 57: Devonta White scored 22 points as Georgia State stayed perfect through 10 Sun Belt games.

The Panthers closed out the first half with an 8-2 run to post a 29-21 halftime advantage, but UALR battled back to tie at 31 four minutes into the second half.

White was 3-of-4 from the line and added a layup to give Georgia State a 40-35 lead with 10:23 left, then capped a 16-6 run with three more free throws to give the Panthers a 56-41 advantage with 3:41 left and Georgia State cruised home.

R.J. Hunter and former Walton High School standout Ryan Harrow scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, for Georgia State (17-6, 10-0), which shot 22- of-55 from the field (40 percent).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Kennesaw State 88, Lipscomb 79:
Kristina Wells made 18 shots from the free-throw line, scored 30 overall and led the Owls to a season sweep of the Bisons.

Wells, who had a triple-double in the teams’ previous meeting, also had seven rebounds and five assists.

Bria Young added 18 points for Kennesaw State (5-16, 3-7), while Deandrea Sawyers added 14 and Aareon Smith 13.

After combining for 54 points in the first half, with Kennesaw State up 38-16, the Owls combined with Lipscomb to score 113 points in the second half, where the Bisons had a 63-50 edge.

Southern Poly 63, Auburn Montgomery 52: The Hornets had a distinct rebounding edge to help them to the Southern States Athletic Conference road win.

Southern Poly (14-6, 9-4) had a 53-30 edge on Auburn Montgomery (10-10, 5-7) from the boards. The Hornets also had the advantage from the field and at the free-throw line, though the Warhawks made more 3-pointers.

Arnissa Galloway finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds — both game highs — while Sarah Ogoke also had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Erica Turner added 12 points, with Alexandria Prince scoring 10.

Georgia Tech 94, No. 13 North Carolina 91: Tyaunna Marshall pumped in 32 points and set a new Georgia Tech scoring record in an upset over North Carolina.

Marshall broke the school career scoring record on a pair of free throws that gave her 1,956 career points and cemented the win with just 4 seconds left in the close contest. The previous record was 1,955 set in 1997 by Kisha Ford, who went on to play in the WNBA.

Kaela Davis contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds for Georgia Tech (15-8, 5-5 ACC), while Sydney Wallace added 14 points, and Aaliyah Whiteside got her first double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

It was the first time since 2012 that the Yellow Jackets beat a ranked team.

North Carolina (17-6, 5-4) got 22 points and nine rebounds from Diamond DeShields, who led four Tar Heels in double figures.
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