Immediate Release –Sports
December 14, 2016
(4)Sinclair Men’s Basketball Wins Close Game Against Columbus State 91-87
Dayton, OH-The (4)Sinclair Men’s Basketball (10-0, 1-0) won their 10th straight game of the year beating the Cougars of Columbus State Community College (1-8, 0-2) 91-87.
After having last Saturday’s game against Lakeland postponed, Sinclair opened up conference play tonight with a huge win.
The first half for Sinclair wasn’t pretty, but it was bearable and were able to keep Columbus State at bay. Defense deserves a lot of credit when it came to forcing turnovers and bad shots.
3-point shooting was not the highlight of the first half for the Pride as they only made 1 out of 10 attempts. The defensive rebounds are what was able to save the Pride as they held onto a 44-36 lead over Columbus State.
The second half for the Tartans gave the crowd shock and disbelief. Columbus State went on a 16-3 run over Sinclair and started to pull away. It was if the Tartans had slowed down and almost given up.
When the Pride could not buy a second half basket, the Cougars were able to go up 9 points over the Tartans and looked to be in control of the game.
Fighting through foul trouble and a sputtering offense, Sinclair was able to slowly inch back until the game was back to even. The score went back and forth until the Pride made it a 5-point game, which seemed to put it out of reach for the Cougars. Sinclair came away with the big win 91-87 over Columbus State to start conference play.
Akiean Frederick (6-09/SO-Franklin Heights H.S.) recorded his 9th double-double of the year in 10 games with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Dwayne Chastain, Jr. (6-03/SO-Thurgood Marshall H.S.) had 21 points and Dominic Scranton (6-01/FR-Marysville H.S.) finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds.
Sinclair Men play at home Saturday the 17th against Owens Community College at 3 P.M.
All home games are played in the only arena in the nation named Building 8 on the downtown Dayton campus.