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Young's 20 Points Leads Men's Basketball to Win Over Dalton State

Young's 20 Points Leads Men's Basketball to Win Over Dalton State

COCHRAN, GA - The men's basketball team got another win in SSAC play as they defeated the Dalton State Roadrunners 75-71 on Saturday, February 2.  The win puts the Knights at 14-6 on the season, 9-6 in SSAC play while the Roadrunners are now 8-7 in SSAC play.  The Knights were led by Tyrone Young with a game-high 20 points while also pulling in 8 rebounds.  Darrell White scored 18 in the game with 16 of those coming in the second half.  Kinsey Burgess also scored in double-digits with 10 and was tied for the game-high in rebounds with 9, just missing his first double-double of the season.  Kevin Ford had a game-high 8 assists giving him 90 on the season.  

The Knights jumped out to an early lead and led by as many as 11 in the first half with 13:15 remaining in the first half but the Roadrunners fought back to cut the lead to 2 at half time, 35-33.  In the second half, the Knights used an early 8-0 run to open up and overall 18-8 run in the first 8 minutes to go up by 12.  The Roadrunners fought back to cut the lead to 5 then it went back to 11 with 6:29 remaining.  The Roadrunners chipped away to cut the Knights lead to 2 with 1:17 remaining but the Knights went 3-4 from the line and used a fastbreak dunk by Burgess to cap the win.  

The Knights will host #13 William Carey on Thursday, February 7 after the women's game at 5:30 PM.  Saturday, February 9 is the MGA Basketball Homecoming as the Knights host (RV) Loyola University with the women's game starting at 1PM.  All former players and coaches are encouraged to attend and pre-register at https://www.mga.edu/foundation/basketball-homecoming.php.