SAVANNAH -- Hinesville native Marcus Scott scored 20 points and dished out four assists to lead the Savannah State University men's basketball team to a season opening 80-57 exhibition win over Fort Stewart, in a game played in Tiger Arena on November 10, 2021.
Scott finished the game making six 3-pointers.
Earlier in the evening the Savannah State Lady Tigers defeated the Fort Stewart women's team 114-60.
The Savannah State men led 50-26 at the half but Fort Stewart outscored the Tigers 31-30 in the second period.
Fort Stewart also beat SSU on the boards, outrebounding the Tigers 48-47, including a 17-9 advantage in offensive rebounds.
Fort Stewart finished the contest shooting 31.4 percent from the field. The Bulldogs were a cold 17 percent (3-17) from beyond the arc while shooting 41.7 percent from the charity stripe (10-24).
Savannah State, who led by 31 points early in the second half, shot 42.9 percent from the floor for the game and made 11-33 of their 3-point attempts. The Tigers made all nine of their free throw attempts.
Joseph Womack used his 6-foot-7 frame to lead the Bulldogs with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Womack made seven of 10 shots from the floor and went 6 of 7 from the free throw line. T.J. Sheppard added 14 points for Fort Stewart and Emmanuel Elby chipped in 10 points.
Eleik Bowles scored 16 points for Savannah State while Za'Khari Cobb scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
In the women's game, SSU led 20-12 at the end of the first quarter and held a 42-33 edge at intermission. Savannah State came out in the third quarter and outscored Fort Stewart 41-17 to widen their lead to 83-50.
Fort Stewart made 30.6 percent of their shots from the field, 36.4 percent of their 3-point attempts and 62.1 percent of their free throw attempts.
Alexus Parker led Fort Stewart 18 points off the bench. Jasmine Lee had 16 points and eight rebounds, Khalilah Watson added 10 points and eight rebounds while Tia Fleming contributed nine points and eight rebounds.
Fort Stewart out-rebounded SSU 46 to 44.
Savannah State's Azhana Maxwell came off the bench to lead all scorers with 24 points. Amari Heard had 19 points and six rebounds, Bria Gibbs added 15 points and six rebounds and Shekinah Howard chipped in 11 points.