KSU takes two from Miles College

Special to The State Journal Published:

FAIRFIELD, Ala. – Kentucky State’s women’s basketball team upset Miles College Monday, winning 52-44.


The KSU men also picked up a win, defeating Miles 68-60.


KSU’S teams will celebrate senior night in their final home game of the season Thursday.


The doubleheader with Clark Atlanta will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the women’s game. The men’s game will follow at 7:30.


KSU 52, Miles 44 (W)
The Thorobrettes only shot 29 percent from the field, but that was 8.5 percent better than Miles.


KSU, 8-16 overall and 7-13 in the SIAC, had one player in double figures.


Raven Ward finished with 11 points for the Thorobrettes, and Brielle Newton had 11 rebounds.


Also scoring for KSU were Kristi Malohi with eight points, Megan LaRue with seven, Tiffany Merritt and Newton with six points each, Sharnita Lloyd and Shayla Moore with five points each, and Asia Dubose with four points.


Newton also had eight blocked shots, and Merritt had three steals.


Courtney English led the Lady Bears (14-10, 12-8) with 11 points and 11 rebounds.


KSU 68, Miles 60 (M)
The Thorobreds broke a four-game losing streak with their win over Miles.


Troy Adams scored a game-high 25 points for KSU (10-14, 10-12), going 10 for 17 from the field.


William Marsh was also in double figures for K-State with 10 points.


Rounding out the scoring was Brandon Darrett with eight points, Austin Rich and Patrick Dawson with six points each, John Gaston with five, Fred Jones Jr. and Markus Montague with three points each, and Earl Ruffin Jr. with two points.


Darrett finished with nine rebounds and four blocked shots, and Rich and Adams both had eight boards. Adams also had three steals.


The Thorobreds shot 30 percent in the first half but improved to 59 percent in the second.


Miles (11-14, 11-12) shot 23.5 percent for the game.


Eric Lipkin led the Golden Bears with 15 points, and Ron Foxx had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

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