Savannah State defeats Trinity Baptist 86-56
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Deric Rudolph scored 20 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and Rashad Hassan and Arnold Louis posted double-doubles as Savannah State cruised past Trinity Baptist 86-56 on Tuesday night.
The Tigers (12-10), who have won four straight and seven of their last eight games, recorded their highest point total of the season. Hassan had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Louis added 15 points, 11 rebounds and four steals.
However, the Eagles (11-9), led by Corey Roth's 26 points, fared better than they did against Savannah State last season, when they lost 84-24.
The Tigers steadily pulled away this time to lead 42-22 at the break.
Trinity Baptist, which shot 58.8 percent in the second half (10 of 17), closed the gap to 13 points, 57-44, with 7:38 left on an Xavier Perkins three-point play. Savannah State answered with an 8-0 run, with Rudolph making two 3-pointers in the spurt.