KSU sweeps Lane College

Special to The State Journal Published:

JACKSON, Tenn. – Kentucky State’s basketball teams swept a doubleheader against Lane College Thursday.

The KSU women cruised to a 68-39 victory while the Thorobreds defeated Lane 86-82 in overtime.

Inclement weather forced the postponement of Kentucky State's basketball games this weekend at Central State University and Wilberforce College.

A make-up date for the games has not been released.

Men’s game

Lane’s Jeremy Whitmore hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but the Thorobreds grabbed the lead for good with 2:17 left in OT and went on to win 86-82.

KSU, 9-9 overall and 7-5 in the SIAC, trailed the Dragons 39-33 at halftime.

The Thorobreds took a five-point lead, 50-45, with but Lane regained the lead about six minutes later and the game was nip and tuck the rest of the way.

After Whitmore’s 3 tied the game, KSU had the ball twice in the final 17 seconds but couldn’t get a shot off.

The game was tied 77-77 in overtime when K-State’s Brandon Darrett went to the line and hit two free throws to give the Thorobreds the lead.

Davin Anderson followed with two foul shots for KSU with 1:46 remaining, and the Dragons (3-13, 2-10) didn’t get closer than three points the rest of the way.

KSU, which shot 51 percent from the field, had five players in double figures – Anderson, Ulysses Thomas III and John Gaston with 15 points each, Darquell Pulliam with 14 points, and Patrick Dawson with 12.

Darrett finished with 15 rebounds as the Thorobreds held a 55-35 advantage on the boards.

Rounding out the scoring for KSU were Troy Adams with seven points, and Darrett and Quentin Henderson with four points each.

Ashton Patton scored 26 points for the Dragons, who hit 37.3 percent from the field.

Women’s game

Kentucky State jumped out to a 35-15 lead at halftime and didn’t look back in improving to 9-9 overall and 6-5 in the SIAC.

Sharnita Lloyd led the Thorobrettes with 19 points, and Brielle Newton finished with 12.

Lloyd also had four assists and five steals, and Newton led KSU in rebounding with nine boards.

Also scoring for K-State were Jasmine Davis with nine points, Taylor Sanders and Shayla Moore with eight points each, Kristi Malohi with six points, Style Harper with four, and Taylor Jones with two points.

The Thorobrettes shot 39 percent from the field, including 43 percent (9 for 21) on 3-pointers.

The Lady Dragons (4-12, 2-9) were led by Marissa Stewart with 13 points. Crystal Rayford had 10 rebounds for Lane, which outrebounded KSU 41-39.

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