TU Women 53, Miles 42
Taylor Miller and Aexus Shirrells scored 12 points each to lead the Tuskegee University women's basketball team past Miles College 53-42 Thursday, Feb. 8 in Fairfield. It was one of two games set to take place between the two schools over the next two days in SIAC Rivalry Week action.
The Tigerettes led the Golden Bear 38-35 with 7:35 left to play when TU went on a 13-4 run, capped off by a layup by Shelle Daniels over the next six minutes.
Cheyenne Williams scored seven points to go along with five rebounds while Daniels chipped in six points and pulled in four rebounds for TU. Taylor Terry led Miles with 12 points.
The Tigerettes made their biggest impact on the defensive end as the Golden Bears did not make a single three pointer. They were held to 0-of-13 on the evening from beyond the arc. Two of the four quarters Miles was held below double figures.
Miles 61, TU Men 59
Tuskegee had a chance to force overtime with four seconds left but Travis Flagg missed his second of two free throw attempts and Miles College escaped with a 61-59 win from on Thursday, Feb. 8.
Robert Jones made a pair of free throws for the Golden Bears with two seconds forcing a half court prayer that bounced high off the glass, falling no good as time expired by Cam Grepke.
The Golden Bears led by 12 points 52-40 with 6:06 left in the game before narrowing its deficit down to one point with 10 seconds remaining after a three pointer from James Eads. After Shelton Wright missed his second attempt of one and one, Flagg raced down the floor and was only able to convert one out of two from the charity stripe.
James Eads led TU with 17 points, connecting on 5-of-9 from three-point range. Myles Thomas added 16 points, making a trio of three-pointers. Eads also paced the team with seven rebounds. Flagg poured in 14 points for the Golden Tigers. Carl Garcia led all scorers with 21 points.
With 5:44 left to play in the first half, TU led 19-18 before the Golden Bears went on a 13-3 run capped off by a Sheldon Wright three pointer at the 2:41 mark. Miles would take a 33-21 advantage into halftime.