Scores

Final

Allen 81

 

S Carolina St 88

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    7:30 PM ET, November 19, 2009

    Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    ALLN 38 4381
    SCST 39 4988

    Top Performers

    Allen: B. Littlejohn 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    South Carolina State: D. Porter 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl

    S. Carolina St. 88, Allen 81

    Associated Press

    ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Darnell Porter scored 22 points and had five steals as South Carolina State held off Allen 88-81 on Thursday night.

    Porter was 5-for-5 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and 10-for-12 from the free throw line for the Bulldogs (2-0).

    South Carolina State led by six points on two occasions in the first half, but Allen (3-2), an NAIA school, rallied for a 30-25 lead with 5:26 left.

    After the Bulldogs took a 39-38 lead into halftime, they opened the second half with a 6-0 spurt and led by as many as eight points. Allen pulled ahead 62-61 on a 3-pointer by Byron Littlejohn with 8:13 left.

    The game was tied twice more before Tyvon Williams put South Carolina State ahead 70-67 on a three-point play with 5:43 left. Allen drew within a point at 80-79 with 2:49 left, but could not regain the lead.

    Littlejohn led the Yellow Jackets with 24 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ALLN
    SCST
    Points 81 88
    FG Made-Attempted 32-58 (.552) 28-59 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-22 (.455) 8-19 (.421)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 24-29 (.828)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 7

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