Morgan State has Tiwian Kendley to thank for squeaking by Savannah State in Baltimore last night. His floater with 6.4 seconds left gave the Bears the lead and when Dexter McClanahan’s 3 point runner clanked off the backboard for the Tigers, Morgan escaped with a 89-88 victory.
Although Savannah State entered the contest with a measly 4-12 record, they showed a lot of spunk and started the game off strong, leading the high scoring first half 59-54 at the break. Raleuke Orizu led 5 Tigers who scored in double digits with 19. Overall the team didn’t shoot well but were aided by knocking down ten 3 pointers.
Coach Todd Bozeman’s team finally got a balanced effort with 2 guys who don’t normally post double digit numbers. David Syfax chipped in 14 points and Stanley Davis put up an impressive stat line of 11 points, 12 boards and 7 assists. Phillip Carr added 18 points, 13 rebounds and Kendley was his usual self, pouring in 33 points for the Bears. Kendley has scored at least 25 points in all 6 games he’s played in since coming back from injury. This win inches Morgan closer to the. 500 mark at 7-9 while giving them a 3-0 conference record.
The Bears get 4 days off and won’t play again until they travel to Greensboro to battle the 8-8 Aggies of North Carolina A&T. This game will go down January 13 at 4pm.