Cleveland State Community College's men's basketball team faced the Snead State Parsons Tuesday evening, losing a close battle, 74-70.
Leading the Cougars was Demonte Person and Maurice Dickson. Each scored 16 points while Person tallied 3 assists and 2 steals while Dickson collected 3 rebounds. Tehj Powell also contributed 12 points and 4 rebounds while Darius Turnman dropped 12 points.
It was a hard fought game between the two teams. Snead State held a consistent lead throughout the game but the Cougars were able to threaten multiple times. Going into the half down 34-25, the Cougars did their best to overcome Snead State in the second half. The Parsons started off the second half hot, taking a 13 point lead over the Cougars. Cleveland State gained some momentum back to bring the lead to within four points before eventually losing by a score of 74-70. The game ended in a series of free throws between the two squads but it was Snead State who came out as the victor.
Cleveland State is now 2-5 (0-2) on the season. They'll look to get back in the win column on Tuesday, November 27th as they'll travel to Gadsden State Community College for a road matchup.