By James Vallone
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Shorter men's basketball team will travel to Clark Atlanta for a 4 pm tip-off on Saturday. The game will be the first of match-ups in the month of December between the two teams, with Shorter hosting the December 29 game.
The Hawks (5-2) are coming off of their second loss of the season, this time to the Gulf south Conference in-state rival of West Georgia, 78-63. The game saw C.J. Davis score 13 points in the second half, on his way to a team-high 19. Anthony Banks and Dedric Ware both registered individual game-highs in the loss; Banks with eight rebounds and Ware with six assists. Shorter was undone by turnovers, and the ability of West Georgia to score off of the mistakes.
Davis is leading the team in scoring at 16 points per game, with Banks right behind him at 15. Ware tops the Hawks with 5.0 assists per game. Banks leads the team in rebounds (8.0) and field goal percentage (61.1), while Brandon Wright is converting 50 percent of his 3-point attempts.
Clark Atlanta (0-5) will be looking to get the first win of the season in what will be just the second home game of the season for the Panthers. Jermille Fluker is the top scorer at 21.0 points, with Dwayne Bingham pulling in 8.3 rebounds per game.
Fans unable to make the game can follow the live stats by clicking on this link. Fans can also catch all the live action by tuning into 95.7 WATG-FM The Ridge or by accessing the audio link located on the men's basketball schedule.