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Senators fall at Dyersburg State, 99-86
 November 17, 2012

DYERSBURG, Tenn. – The Dyersburg State Eagles put on a 3-point shooting display Friday, nailing 16 triples en route to defeating Walters State, 99-86, inside Lannon Gymnasium in Tennessee Community College Athletic Association play.The Eagles (4-2, 1-2 TCCAA) had five players reach double figures and two more score eight points each in the win, and they forced the Senators (3-2, 1-1) into 19 turnovers in the contest.

Walters State put four players in double figures, led by Dyersburg native Fred Yarbrough with 16 points in a season-high 25 minutes.

Elgrin Wilson added 15 points and 10 rebounds – five on offensive glass – to record a double-double, while Tyler Ailshie tacked on 13 points and Leland Robinson chipped in 12 points in the loss. Cedarius Taylor, another Dyersburg native, had six assists and two steals in the defeat.

The Senators ended the contest shooting 47.1 percent (33 of 70) from the field, including 6 of 15 from 3-point range, and they made only 14 of 26 from the charity stripe. WSCC did win the battle on the board, 52-41, with Robinson having seven boards to back up Wilson’s double-digit effort.

Dyersburg State shot 45.7 percent (37 of 81) in the contest, including making 16 of 39 shots from long range.

Buddy Davidson led the Eagles with 20 points in the contest, while Chris Burrow added 17 and Caleb Woods had 16. Daryon Harris and Marty Wilkerson had 10 points each, and Wilkerson added 10 assists to finish with a double-double. Bobby Harvey and Eddie Green both tacked on eight points in the win.

The Eagles built a 48-38 halftime lead, and they eventually pushed the lead to as many as 22 at 75-53 midway through the second half before Walters State trimmed into the lead over the final 10 minutes before falling by 13.

The Senators will return to the hardwood Saturday at TCCAA rival Southwest Tennessee. Tipoff in Memphis is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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