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Tigers dunked their way to a 85-69 victory over the Thorobreds

As the evening came to a close, the snow, sleet and rain continued, however the extremities didn't steal the energy that filled the Benjamin E. Mays Arena for the match-up against the KSU Thorobreds and the Benedict Tigers. The game took a fast pace from tip-off through the majority of the first half. Shifty guard Xavier Collier kept the game at a high pace by pushing the ball down court outrunning several KSU defenders. Tydran Beatty ignited the atmosphere with a massive dunk and then followed suit the next possession with an electrifying alley-oop feed from Anton Greer. Greer also played in the zone shooting two back-to-back 3 pointers towards the end of the half. Greer led the Tigers during the first-half scoring 12 points. Collier and Marcus Goode each followed with 10 points. The Tiger outshot KSU by 12 percent and shot 88 percent from the free throw line.

During the second half the Tigers didn't let up on the aggressive play and maintained the 13 point lead throughout a majority of the half. Beatty and Collier blessed the crowd once again with another alley-oop connection, however this time Beatty completed a backward slam to keep the energy surging. Although the second half was definitely a team effort, it turned into the Tydran Beatty show once again with another powerful slam over two KSU defenders. Coach Fred Watson and the Tigers kept the energy pumping throughout the night. The Tigers would hold on to their 14 point lead and the final score would end up 85-69.

Source: BC Sports Information

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