Two Wildcats scored 20-plus points to help Fort Valley State defeat Miles 81-65 in Thursday’s quarterfinal game at Bill Harris Arena. The Wildcats (10-16 overall) were led by Shekiya Tarpkins’ game-high 32 points and team-high nine rebounds. Daknequa White added 22 points in the win along with six rebounds and five steals. Fort Valley State took a 38-24 advantage in the paint and shot 42.6 percent from the field during the game. The Wildcats face top-seeded Benedict on Friday, March 3 at 1 p.m.
Miles ended the season 14-13 overall and were led by Morgan Hardy who recorded a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds, Larian Scott added 15 points ahead of Victoria Sutton who finished with 10.
Benedict eliminated LeMoyne-Owen with a 75-70 win Thursday afternoon to advance to Friday’s semifinals. The Tigers will face No. 5 Fort Valley State on March 3 at 3:15 p.m. Quayshun Hawkins led all scorers with 34 points and finished with seven rebounds for Benedict. Brandon Morris added 18 points in the win ahead of Kel Robin who scored 14.
Rashawn Brown led the Magicians with 26 points ahead of Daron Matson who scored 12. Justin Street recorded 12 points while Aquil Muhammad led the defense with seven rebounds. LeMoyne-Owen finished the season 10-19 overall.
Claflin placed four players in double-figures in scoring to top Clark Atlanta 70-55 in Thursday evening’s quarterfinal matchup. Claflin advanced to the semifinals and will take on No. 1 Central State at 5:30 p.m. Claflin’s defense took a 59-29 advantage on the glass. Carnique Marks (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Joclyn Ramos (12 points, 10 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles for Claflin. Jahnice Stokes added 12 points ahead of Dominique Williams who finished with 10.
Clark Atlana finished the season 10-16 and was led by Laruen Turner who recorded a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds. Marissa Mandeldove added 14 points and six steals in the loss. Sydni Davis tallied 11 points and three assists.
Game 17 (Men) No. 2 Clark Atlanta 75, No. 3 Miles 73