Wildcats's win brings end to losing streak


Published: Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 2:19 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH - Michael Williams scored 28 points to carry Bethune-Cookman to a 81-58 win over Savannah State on Saturday.
Williams connected on 12-of-19 close-range shots and also claimed a game-high 10 rebounds as the host Wildcats (2-3) stopped a two-game losing streak.
Sam Barber and Cleveland Williams contributed 18 and 13 points, respectively, for Bethune-Cookman.
Savannah State (1-3), coached by former Bethune-Cookman coach Horace Broadnax, was led by Javon Randolph, who had 18 points. Joseph Flegler had 11 points and Malik Haney added 10 points for the Tigers, who have lost three straight.
Bethune-Cookman led most of the way. However, Randolph hit two 3-pointers during a 14-2 Savannah State run that gave the Tigers a brief one-point advantage, 33-32, with 3:56 left before intermission.
Four straight points by Cleveland Williams reversed the momentum and started Bethune-Cookman toward dominating much of the second half.
Bethune-Cookman had a 12-point lead, 56-44, with 9:23 to go and gradually pulled away to the final 23-point margin.
The Associated Press

Rattlers come out on top in home opener

TALLAHASSEE - Tony Tate scored 13 points in the final six minutes of the second half to help the Florida A&M Rattlers get past the Florida International Golden Panthers 69-56 in their home opener Friday.
The win improved the Rattlers to 2-1 on the season heading to a big game at Georgia Tuesday. The Panthers feel to 1-2 with the loss.
Junior forward Brian Greene led the Rattlers in scoring for the third consecutive game, finishing with 14 points.
Tate was 3 of 8 from the field and missed both attempts from behind the arc.
The Rattlers turned a five-point halftime lead into a 12-point lead with 15:42 left in the second half.
Tate scored the final six points for the Rattlers, all from the free the line.
Joining Tate and Greene as double-digit scorers for the Rattlers were senior forward Jonathan Kelly (12 points) and junior center Rome Sanders (13 points). Johwen Villegas led Florida International with 16 points, 12 of which came from 4 of 10 shooting from behind the arc.
The Associated Press

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