SC State 70, Claflin 53

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 12, 2011
Khalif Toombs scored 17 points and Shaquil Barber added 15 as South Carolina State defeated Claflin 70-53 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Toombs, who led all scorers, recorded three assists and five rebounds in the victory. He shot 5 of 8 from the field and made all six of his free throws. Leading 47-41 in the second half, Shaquil Barber hit two crucial 3-pointers that sent South Carolina State on a 13-6 run to take a 60-47 lead with 3:47 left to play. Alonzo Gillyard led the way for Claflin, scoring 13 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the process. Claflin committed 21 turnovers in the loss.
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