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(Talladega, AL) Nationally ranked Talladega extended its win streak to four with a victory over the Bleu Devils by the score of 123-76 in the Callanan Gymnasium on the campus of Talladega College.
Dillard (4-2, 0-1 GCAC) struggled from the get go, giving up 57 first half points to the Tornadoes as they trailed by 23 at the half. Talladega shot 61 percent from the field in the first half and continued their sensational shooting spree by scoring 66 points in the second half and shooting 64 percent from the field.
Dillard freshman Robert Pratt had a strong game, finishing with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field. Despite fouling out late in the game, Pratt also grabbed six boards and dished out one assist in 20 minutes of action. Meanwhile senior Jeremy Rixner finished with 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and one block in 31 minutes.
Senior Lance Theard chipped in with eight points, four rebounds and three assists but did not manage to score a bucket in the second half. Freshman Kristopher Allmon also finished with eight points and added three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.
The Tornadoes managed to produce five scorers in double figures and also had two other players with nine points apiece.
The Bleu Devils continue conference play on Monday, January 6, when they travel to Florida to face Edward Waters College.
*Photo provided by H. Keleta