The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

December 20, 2012

Marshall pulls away from Savannah State

HUNTINGTON — D.D. Scarver (18 points) posted his ninth straight game in double figures and Marshall used a big second-half run to pull away and beat Savannah State 64-48 Wednesday night.

Dennis Tinnon made 6 of 7 shots en route to 14 points and Elijah Pittman scored 10 for Marshall, which won despite committing 19 turnovers — one less than their season high.

Marshall (7-5) took its first lead, 18-16, behind a Tinnon layup and held a slim 27-25 advantage at halftime. Savannah State (5-7) rallied to knot the game at 31-all, the sixth tie of the night, but Pittman scored back-to-back buckets in the paint and Marshall outscored the Tigers 33-17 over the final 15 minutes.

Marshall held Savannah State to 33.3 percent (21 of 63) from the field, including 0 for 7 from 3-point range.

Rashad Hassan led Savannah State with 11 points.

Marshall 64, Savannah St. 48

Savannah St. (5-7)

Hassan 5-16 1-2 11, Louis 2-6 1-2 5, Blackman 4-14 0-0 8,  C. Smith 4-9 0-2 8, Wilson 0-4 0-0 0, Burger 0-1 0-0 0,  White 3-4 4-4 10, Hendley 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-3 0-0 0,  Spears 2-5 0-0 4, J. Smith 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 21-63 6-10 48.

Marshall (7-5)

Tinnon 6-7 2-2 14, Pittman 4-10 1-2 10, Spikes 1-4 5-8 7,  Scarver 5-11 5-7 18, Manning 0-1 0-0 0, Martin 2-7 3-7 8,  Goff 1-2 3-4 5, Hanner 1-3 0-1 2, Boykins 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 20-48 19-31 64.

Halftime—Marshall 27-25. 3-Point Goals—Savannah St. 0-7 (Hassan 0-1,  Williams 0-1, Wilson 0-2, Blackman 0-3), Marshall 5-16 (Scarver 3-6,  Martin 1-2, Pittman 1-4, Manning 0-1, Hanner 0-1, Boykins 0-2). Fouled  Out—None. Rebounds—Savannah St. 38 (Hassan 8), Marshall 41 (Pittman,  Spikes, Tinnon 6). Assists—Savannah St. 9 (Blackman 5), Marshall 15  (Goff 3). Total Fouls—Savannah St. 23, Marshall 11. A—5,316.

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