Men’s Basketball Falls to 0-4
BOAZ- The Cleveland State Cougars defeated the Snead State men’s
basketball team Tuesday night in overtime 100-91.
The Parsons jumped out to a 20-6 first-half lead with 12
minutes remaining behind the strong play of sophomore point guard DeMarcus
Threatt. With eight minutes left and the Parsons up 26-13, the Cougars began to
mount a comeback that would force both teams to go into halftime tied at 39.
With eight seconds to go in the game, the Parsons found
Threatt for a layup and foul, giving the Parsons a 77-75 lead. Cleveland State
quickly inbounded the ball and ran up the court where a foul was called on a
bucket with six seconds to go and tied at 77. The Cougars missed the free
throw, and freshmen Jaylon DeBardlabon secured the rebound and laid the ball in
as time expired. But, officials argued there was 1.1 second remaining in the
game. The Cougars scored, and the teams went into overtime tied at 79.
In overtime, Cleveland State jumped to a 84-81 lead. After a
lot of back and forth, the Parsons blinked, and Cleveland State was able to
take a 95-91 lead. After several foul shots, the visiting Cougars left with a
Snead State fell to 1-9 on the season.
DeMarcus Threatt led all scorers with 30 points, shooting 50
percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line. He contributed
two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.
Three other Parsons scored in double figures in the loss.
Freshmen center Jace Haggermaker added 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists
and three blocks. Sophomore Nick Barnes, despite being injured in the game,
managed to dunk home four shots while scoring 12 points and hauling in six
rebounds to go with two assists, two blocks and a steal.
Freshman Jaylon DeBardlabon rounded out the double figure scorers
for the Parsons as he finished the game with 10 points, four rebounds, three
assists, three blocks and two steals.
Men’s Basketball Falls to 0-4
BOAZ – Cleveland State defeated Snead State in men’s
basketball action Tuesday night 82-73. With the loss, the Parsons dropped to
0-4 on the season. Cleveland State remains undefeated on the season.
Going into the half, the Parsons led 36-33 but gave up 50
points in the second half. The Parsons shot 61 percent in the second half.
Power forwards and centers got in foul trouble once again
early as both Jace Haggermaker and Ethan Gillis picked up two early fouls and
had to sit out most of the first half. Gillis finished with three fouls but
scored eight points and contributed an assist and a turnover. Haggermaker
finished with four fouls, five points, two assists and one turnover.
DeMarcus Threatt had another great performance. He went
7-of-11 from the field, including the third dunk of his college career. He
finished with 17 points, four rebounds, seven assists and one steal.
Nick Barnes turned in his best outing for the Parsons. He
came off the bench to contribute 11 points, five rebounds, and one assist,
steal and block.
Chad Watkins also scored in double figures coming off the
bench. He tied Threatt for a team high scoring 17 points and had four steals in
23 minutes of action.
Itawamba Defeats Snead State
After coming off a big win against national title contender
Three Rivers Community College, Itawamba Community College defeated Snead State
in the final second of the game 69-67 on Nov. 7.
The teams went into the half tied at 30-30. In the last 10
minutes of the game, the Parsons came back after trailing 52-40.
With 90 seconds left to play and down by six points,
DeMarcus Threatt’s layup cut the margin to four points. After a rebound by Jace
Haggermaker, Ethan Gillis also made a layup to cut the deficit by two points
with 31 seconds remaining.
The Parsons fouled sending Itawamba’s NCAA Division 1
transfer from Jacksonville State University, Alex Anderson, to the line. He
missed the first opportunity, which allowed the door to be opened for the
Parsons. With 12 seconds left, DeMarcus Threatt drove the lane and missed a
layup but rebounded for the score. The game was tied at 67 with nine seconds
Anderson delivered again with five-tenths of a second left
on the clock giving Itawamba the 69-67 win.
Snead State outshot ICC from the field and the arc as Snead
State went 43.9 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from the arc. The
Parsons committed nine turnovers in the first half and finished the game with
DeMarcus Threatt once again led the Parsons with his third
consecutive 20-plus point outing on the season. He finished with 21 points and
had four rebounds, an assist, a block and three turnovers.
Aaron Troupe was the only other Parson in double figures as
he contributed ten points from the field and had a game high five assists and
Freshmen center Jace Haggermaker turned in his best
performance as he collected 11 rebounds and had five points.
coming off a big win against national title contender Three Rivers Community
College, Itawamba Community College defeated Snead State in the final second of
the game 69-67 on Nov. 7. DeMarcus Threatt once again led the Parsons with his
third consecutive 20-plus point outing on the season. He finished with 21
points and had four rebounds, an assist, a block and three turnovers.