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CCSU in action tonight

From Staff Reports

The Clayton College & State University women's and men's basketball teams will swing back into action on Saturday for their regular season finales against GC&SU for senior night at the Athletics & Fitness Center.

Tip-off for the women' s game will be 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and children 12-under are free. Faculty, Staff and Students are admitted free with their Laker Card.

Both Clayton State teams are coming off rousing victories on Wednesday, as the Laker women defeated Kennesaw State University 78-70 to clinch at least a share of first place in the Peach Belt Conference, while the Clayton State men knocked off defending national champion Kennesaw State 75-70 in a double overtime affair.

The Laker women's team enters the game with a 20-6 overall and a 12-3 mark in the league. The win on Wednesday set a new Clayton State record for wins in a season, as the Lakers had never won 20 games in a season.

The program won 19 games in the 1994-95 season. Clayton State is currently one-game ahead of Columbus State in the Peach Belt standings and will look to improve its 12-3 conference record against a GC&SU team that enters with a 18-8 overall record and a 9-6 mark in the league.

The Bobcats are coming off a 78-70 win over Columbus State, which helped elevate the Lakers to first place in the conference.

The Lakers defeated GC&SU 91-73 earlier this season in Milledgeville behind 21 points from junior College Park native Shelcey Harp. In the men's game, Clayton State enters in the contest with a 17-12 record and a 10-5 mark in the league.

The Lakers are coming off arguably its biggest win in school history, defeating second-ranked Kennesaw. The Lakers are currently in third place in the PBC South Division with a 10-5 record in the league, one game behind Columbus State. Clayton State defeated GC&SU 62-60 earlier this season and was led by senior Craig Butts with 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Clayton State basketball programs will recognize 12 seniors between games on Saturday in their final home game. The women's have six seniors in Brandi Catia, Kaleena Coleman, Jamika Hindsman, Ashley Lott, April Taylor and Shanakie Ward. The men's seniors are Craig Butts, Darien Chavis, Carlton Holmes, Justin Levy, B.J. Puckett and Rashad Williams.