Sunday, December 9, 2012

Miles College defeats Delta State 57-50

FAIRFIELD, Alabama  –  The Miles College men's basketball team improved its record to 3-3 going to Christmas break with a 57-50 victory over Delta State University Statesman (2-4) Saturday afternoon, December 8 at Knox-Windham Gymnasium.

The Golden Bears came out on fire with an 18-6 run on the back of senior guard Lanarrian Key and sophomore forward Stephon Allen 3-pointers at the 11:18 mark and 20-8 lead with 8:18 left, before the Statesman cut into the lead with a 13-7 run. The Golden Bears went to half up 27-23.

Sophomore forward Ronald Foxx, II led Miles with 9-points as he connected on 3-of-4 shots from the field and 2-of-2 three's from behind the arc. Miles connected on 5-of-10 (50 percent) 3-point attempts in the first half.

Terry Leake led the Statesman in scoring in the first half by posting 10 points and 6 rebounds.

At the half, Miles shot 43.5 percent (10-of-23) from the floor, 50.0 percent from behind the arc and hit 40 percent from the line. Delta State hit 8-of-21 shots from the field and made 6-of-7 free throws.

Miles stretched its lead to as large as 14 points at the 6:05 mark in the second half, before Delta State went on a 16-5 run to close the gap to 53-50 with .36 second remaining. Miles' freshman point guard Willie Gray and Allen sank four free throws to complete the scoring.

Foxx led the Golden Bears with 14 points on a 4-of-6 shooting afternoon from the floor; hitting 3-of-3 three's from behind the arc, 3-of4 free throws, grabbed 5 boards, 3 steals and blocking two shots. Allen added 11 points and four assist.

Leake scored a game-high 23 points to lead Delta State, while pulling down 9 rebounds.

The Golden Bears return to action on Saturday on Dec. 29 as they traveling to Tampa, FL to face the University of Tampa at 3 pm. and Eckered College on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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