College Basketball: KSU men top Miles; Brettes fall short in overtime

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Kentucky State’s basketball teams split a SIAC doubleheader with Miles College Saturday.

The KSU men won 67-66 while the Thorobrettes lost a heartbreaker, 79-77, in overtime.

K-State will play a conference doubleheader Monday at LeMoyne-Owen.

Men’s game

Kentucky State won a nip-and-tuck battle with the Golden Bears.

KSU (7-9, 5-5) led 37-34 at halftime. 

Miles took a 46-41 lead with 14 minutes left in the game, but the Thorobreds battled back to retake the lead at 58-56 on a layup by Troy Adams with 4:53 remaining.

Kentucky State kept the lead the rest of the way but couldn’t get much separation from Miles, who got a layup from Daron Huff with one second left to make the final score 67-66.

Adams led KSU with 20 points and four assists, and Brandon Darrett had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Also scoring for the Thorobreds were Ulysses Thomas III and Markus Montague with eight points each, Darquell Pulliam with four points, and Darrien Wilkins, Earl Ruffin Jr. and John Gaston with two points each.

KSU shot 48 percent, and the Golden Bears shot 43 percent.

Terrence Noel led Miles (0-17, 0-9) with 21 points.

Women’s game

KSU had the ball in the final five seconds with the game tied at 77, but Miles scored at the buzzer for the win.

Miles’ Tiffany Stephens came up with a steal with three seconds left, and teammate Samirah Ali missed a jumper. Wendy Miller got the rebound and the putback to give the Lady Bears the victory.

Miles (8-10, 2-6) led 35-30 at halftime, but KSU forced overtime when Brieona Warner hit two free throws with two seconds left in regulation, tying the game at 69.

Warner scored a game-high 25 points for the Thorobrettes (5-12, 1-8) and she also had 11 rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots.

K-State’s Style Harper finished with 14 points, followed by Teeuntra Moore with 11 and Shayla Moore with 10.

Rounding out the scoring for KSU were Ashley Huddleston with nine points, Nandi Taylor with five, Crystal Allen with two, and LaShell West with one point.

The Thorobrettes shot 37 percent, and Miles hit 40.3 percent from the field.

The Lady Bears held a 51-49 rebounding edge.

Ali and Enria Samuals both scored 15 points to lead Miles, and Alease Allen recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

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