Jacksonville St. 87, Miles 64
Mason Leggett scored 17 points to lead four players in double
figures as Jacksonville State defeated Miles 87-64 in the season
opener for both teams Friday night.
Tarvin Gaines added 15 points while Rinaldo Mafra and Brian
Williams each had 10.
Jacksonville State broke open a close game in the first half
with a 19-4 run for a 41-23 lead, capped by a layup by Dion Waiters
with 6 minutes remaining in the half. The lead grew to 21 points
before Miles trimmed the deficit to 54-39 at halftime.
Miles trailed 76-63 with 7:27 left to play in the game before
the Gamecocks scored seven straight points to put the game
The Gamecocks’ inside game made the difference as Miles was
outscored 42-10 in the paint, including 22-2 in the second
Eric Lipkin led Miles with 23 points on 5 of 10 shooting from