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Panthers and Lady Panthers stumble at Tuskegee

12:03 AM, Jan 14, 2013   |    comments
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Tuskegee, Ala. -- The Clark Atlanta University men's and women's basketball teams dropped two consecutive conference games after falling on the road toTuskegee University Saturday.

Senior Shavon Caldwell led the Lady Panthers (5-8, SIAC 2-2) with 12 points in a 64-48 losing effort. While experiencing a dismal shooting night from the field, CAU hit only seven field goals in the second period and shot 25 percent (16-of-62) in the game. As a team, Clark Atlanta connected on 16-of-24 free throws with Erika Sumpter, who chipped in nine points and seven rebounds, perfect on five attempts.

Later, Tuskegee (2-10, SIAC 1-2) handed the Panthers a 64-58 loss while commanding a 10-point halftime advantage. Although CAU orchestrated a short-lived second half comeback to move within nine points, Tuskegee's lead was too much for the Panthers to overcome. Jerrel Joye carried Clark Atlanta with 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the field and 4-of-10 at the line.

Both teams will look to rebound on their second of three consecutive road trips Monday, Jan. 14th, at Stillman College, before returning home Saturday, Jan. 19th, against Claflin at 6 and 8 p.m., in Epps Gymnasium for Alumni Night.

Clark Atlanta University

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