Day 2 2022 SIAC Basketball Tournament Recap

Courtesy of the SIAC:

Game 6 (Men)  

#3W (LeMoyne-Owen) 80 vs. (Clark Atlanta) 73
Box Score | Lemoyne-Owen Post Game Interview | Clark Atlanta Post Game Interview

Lemoyne-Owen and Clark Atlanta clashed in Game 6 of the SIAC Championship Tournament. It was a close game all the way through, but Lemoyne-Owen’s 27 made free throws, to Clark Atlanta’s 3, proved to be the difference. Lemoyne-Owen forward, Jaquan Lawrence, finished the game with a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. He also had an impressive five blocks. Lemoyne-Owen is set to play Benedict on Thursday in the Quarterfinal round. 

Game 7 (Women) 

#3E (Albany State), 59 vs. #6W (Central State), 50
Box Score |  Albany State Post Game Interview | Central State Post Game Interview 

The Albany State Lady Rams battled with the Lady Marauders of Central State in the first women’s game of day two of the 2022 SIAC Basketball Tournament. To start the game Albany applied a heavy and aggressive full court press that forced the Lady Marauders into 33 turnovers. The Lady Marauders were kept in the game with the sharpshooting of Central State guard Abbigal Peterson who was able to knock down three shots from downtown. As the game began to wine down, the aggressive press of Albany State proved to be too much and emerged with the 59-50 victory. Juanisha Black of the Lady Rams led all scorers with 15 points while simultaneously pulling down 14 rebounds. Up next for the Lady Rams is a clash with No. 2 seed Lane Dragons, Thursday at 12pm at the Rock Hill Sports & Learning Complex.

Game 8 (Men)

#3E (Savannah State), 60 vs. #6W (Lane), 50
Box Score | Savannah State Post Game Interview | Lane College Post Game Interview

Savannah State was able to walk away from Game 8 of the SIAC Championship tournament victorious, after a hard fought game against Lane College. Lane struggled offensively in the first half, scoring only 21 points. Savannah State didn’t have a sharp offensive performance either in the first half, but their tenacious defense made up for it. Lane tried to claw back to overcome a 10 point deficit in the second half, but Savannah State’s defense down the stretch was enough to fend off the Dragons. Savannah State guard, Avery Jones, came up big for the Tigers, scoring 21 points, as well as dishing four assists. Savannah State’s three point shooting was also a key contributor in the win. The Tigers hit seven three pointers in the game, compared to zero made three pointers by Lane. Savannah State is looking to carry the momentum from this win into the Quarterfinal round on Friday, where they will take on the Tuskegee Golden Tigers.

Game 9 (Women) 

#3W (Miles), 67 vs. #7W (Spring Hill), 46
Box Score | Spring Hill Post Game Interview | Miles College Post Game Interview  

Day two of the SIAC Tournament was capped off with a matchup between the Lady Bears of Miles College and the Lady Badgers of Spring Hill College. From the outset, the Lady Bears enforced their will and did not look back for a second. The Lady Bears used the sharpshooting guard Camryn London to pull away. One of London’s three shots from deep, midway in the fourth, gave the edge the Lady Bears needed to pull off the 67-46 victory. Up next for the Lady Bears is a highly anticipated matchup against the Benedict College Tigers. This matchup is sure to be a good one as in their most recent matchup the two teams played in a close game with Benedict gaining the two point victory.

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