Applewhite lifts SC State over Morgan St. 85-81

Applewhite lifts SC State over Morgan St. 85-81
(Bilodeau, Kevin)

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Damni Applewhite had 21 points as South Carolina State narrowly beat Morgan State 85-81 on Saturday.

Lavar Harewood had 19 points for South Carolina State (5-20, 3-6 Mid-Eastern Conference), which ended its five-game losing streak. Janai Raynor-Powell added 15 points and seven assists. Ozante Fields had nine rebounds for the home team.

Stanley Davis had 20 points for the Bears (8-15, 3-7). Kyson Rawls added 19 points. Antonio Gillespie had 17 points.

The Bulldogs improve to 2-0 against the Bears on the season. South Carolina State defeated Morgan State 72-68 on Jan. 12. South Carolina State plays Coppin State at home on Monday. Morgan State faces Savannah State on the road on Monday.