Men's Basketball 2010-2011


Roster

30Allen, Jerrod6'7'', 215 lbs, Fr., Forward, Richmond VA (Chesterfield Community)

51Altidor, Kevin6'3'', 185 lbs, Fr., Guard, Abaco Bahamas

24Clinkscales, Cedric6'7'', 220 lbs, So., Forward, Anderson SC (T.L. Hannah)

23Clinkscales, Quint6'6'', 205 lbs, So., Guard, Hartwell GA (Hart County)

20Clow, Sakari6'0'', 175 lbs, Fr., Guard, Knoxville TN (Knoxville Ambassadors)

5Dailey, Antonio6'4'', 175 lbs, Fr., Guard, Knoxville TN (Austen-East)

15Gadsen-Gilliard, Kinard6'4'', 210 lbs, Fr., Guard, Georgetown SC (Georgetown)

32Jackson, Bradley6'2'', 175 lbs, Fr., Guard/Forward, Livingston TN (Livingston Academy)

3Kalpic, Antonio6'9'', 205 lbs, Fr., Forward, Croatia

12Maybank, Jonathan6'1'', 198 lbs, So., Guard, Georgetown SC (Georgetown)

42Mixer, Ben6'10'', 235 lbs, Fr., Forward, Knoxville TN (Farragut)

22Pettway, Jacob6'6'', 198 lbs, So., Guard, Austell GA (SouthCobb)

44Reid, Brad6'11'', 275 lbs, So., Forward, Australia

1Smith, Yavario6'0'', 175 lbs, So., Guard, DueWest SC (Dixie)

10Vandergriff, Glenn6'4'', 180 lbs, Fr., Guard, Knoxville TN (Powell)

 

Schedule + Recaps + Boxscores

DateOpponentLocationTimeScore
11/02Vincennes UniversityVincennes, IN7:00pm EST53-73
11/06Union College JVBarbourville, KY11:30am EST92-47
The Roane State Men's Basketball team rebouded after their opening game loss to Vincennes with a convincing 92-47 victory over the Union College JV Bulldogs. The game was the Radiers from the opening tip to the closing horn as the bigger, stronger cagers from Harriman imposed their will on the young Bulldogs. The Raiders were led in scoring by Sophomore Yavario Smith (Due West, SC) who finished the game with 28 points. The Raiders also got solid efforts from Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, Ga.) 14 points, Jonathan Maybank (Georgetown, SC) 9 points, Ben Mixer (Knoxville, Tn.) 7 points 6 rebounds, and Antonio Kalpic (Croatia) who finished with 9 points and 7 rebounds.
Reid - 6
Smith - 28
Gadseden-Gilliard - 7
Allen - 6
Pettway - 2
Maybank - 9
Clinkscales - 14
Kalpic - 9
Mixer - 7
Clow - 2
11/09Wallace StateHarriman7:30pm EST77-72
The Roane State Raiders Men's Basketball team opened up their home schedule with a hard fought 77-72 victory over a scrappy Wallace State team from Hanceville, Alabama last night in the Roane State Athletic Complex. The Raiders got off to a hot start led by the hot shooting of Yavario Smith (Due West, SC) and active defense of Jonathan Maybank (Georgetown, SC) as they sprinted out to a 12-5 lead. Wallace State, led by Marese Phelps who led all scorers with 25 points, would not just go away that easily, the Tigers made a run of their own evening the scoring up at 17 with 12 minutes to go in the half. The home team would answer, Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, Ga.) hit his lone three pointer of the night and Jerrod Allen (Richmond, Va.) followed that up with a three point play of his own to extend the lead back to six. The Raiders closed the half in style as a Ben Mixer (Knoxville, Tn.) block led to a quick Antonio Kalpic (Croatia) fast break bucket and the home team took an eight point lead into halftime 38-30.
As the second half got underway the Raiders looked to equal their quick start ability again, but it was the visiting Tigers who came out with the first punch. The Tigers quickly tied the game at 42 on a three point bucket by Wade Collie, but a Jonathan Maybank three stemmed the tide for the moment and gave the Raiders the lead back. The game went back and forth throughout the second half with the Raiders even falling behind briefly 69-68 with just over three minutes to play, but the Raiders would not let down the home crowd as they rallied behind a total team effort, and once Jerrod Allen put the good guys up, with a tough post move and finish, the Tigers never led again. Clutch free throws down the stretch by Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard (Georgetown, SC) and a great hustle play by Allen and Smith, diving on the floor for a loose ball, put the nail in the coffin and the Raiders held off the Wallace State Tigers 77-72.
The Raiders were led in scoring by Smith's 21, Maybank's 18, and Allen's 14. Roane State will travel to Morristown on Saturday night to take on conference rival Walters State, women's tipoff is slated for 6pm and the men will follow at 8pm.
Smith - 21
Kalpic - 6
Maybank - 18
Gadsden-Gilliard - 4
Clow - 0
Pettway - 5
Clinkscales - 8
Mixer - 1
Allen - 14
Reid - 0
11/13Walters StateMorristown, TN8:00pm EST76-60
The Roane State men's basketball team earned a convincing 76-60 win in Morristown Saturday night from Walters State. The conference opener gives the Raiders a 1-0 league start and a 3-1 mark overall.
The host team, coming into a new season off of their March '10 national tournament appearance, had a difficult time generating any consistent offense against the RSCC man-to-man defense.
After a tight opening ten minutes, the visiting Raiders gained some momentum and held leads from seven to nine points before settling for a 38-32 advantage at the half.
RSCC came out strong to start the second half, pulling out to a nine point lead. The Senators then switched to a 2-3 zone, which disrupted the Raiders' offensive timing and gave Walters State a temporary boost to take a one-point lead. The Raiders then settled into a flow against the zone and scored inside and outside, including three 3-point bombs by 6'0" sophomore Yavario Smith, to knock the Senators out of their zone after building an eleven point advantage.
The Raiders coasted home as RSCC and 6'11" sophomore Brad Reid, who finished with 12 points and eleven rebounds, took control of the backboards. 6'9" sophomore Antonio Kalpic and 6'6" sophomore Quint Clinkscales added 11 and 13 points, respectively, to Smith's outpouring of 24 points overall. 6'5" freshman Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard and 6'6" sophomore Jacob Pettway handed out five assists a piece. 6'2" freshman Jonathan Maybank contributed 11 points and three steals.
Next up for the Raiders is a road trip to Dyersburg State and Southwest (Memphis) in back-to-back Friday/Saturday games, then a home game Monday the 22nd at 7:00 p.m. against Lee University before idling over Thanksgiving.
Smith-24
Kalpic-11
Reid-12
Clinkscales-13
Maybank-11
Pettway-1
Allen-4
11/19Dyersburg StateDyersburg, TN9:00pm EST68-73
The Raider were caught sleeping as they traveled to Dyersburg State and the Eagles made them pay. The Eagles shot the lights out connecting on 13 of 26 three point shots. The Raiders were led by Quint Clinkscales 17 points while Kinard Gadsden Gilliard and Jerrod Allen added 11 each. Allen and Brad Reid tallied 12 rebounds a piece to lead the Raiders on the glass.
Allen-11
Reid-4
Smith-5
Clinkscales-17
Maybank-4
Mixer-1
Gadsden-Gilliard-11
Pettway-7
Kalpic-4
Clow-4
11/20Southwest TNMemphis, TN5:00pm EST89-103
The Raiders were on the wrong end again over the weekend on their longest road trip of the year coming up short against a red hot Southwest team. The Saluqis, as Dyersburg did the night before, shot the lights out hittin 15 three point baskets and breaking the century mark on the Raiders. The Raiders were led by Quint Clinkscales 21 point 7 rebound effort and Bradley Reid who had 18 points and 11 rebounds also for the Raiders Jonthan Maybank and Jerrod Allen chipped in with 11 a piece. The Raiders look to rebound against Lee University JV on Monday and then they head into Thanksgiving Break.
11/22Lee University JVHarriman7:00pm EST89-52
12/03Jackson StateHarriman8:00pm EST87-83
This past weekend the Raiders Men's Basketball team completed a two game sweep of two tough TCCAA foes in Jackson State and Columbia State. Jackson State came into the game with a perfect 7-0 record and a 4-0 mark within the conference, but the home team was not intimidated at all. The Raiders came out with a chip on their shoulder still trying to get the bad taste out of their mouths from the poor performance on the last conference double header weekend in which they dropped back to back games for the first time this season, and prove to everyone they are a team to be reckoned with in the TCCAA. Early buckets by Sophomores Jerrod Allen (Richmond, VA) and Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, GA) got the home team going early and fellow Sophomore Yavario Smith (Due West, SC) swung the early momentum clearly to the home team, with a fast break lay-up followed by a deep three-point basket which put the Raiders up 11-4 at the 17 minute mark, but the Generals from Jackson would not go away that easily. The visitors from Jackson made a run of their own in the first half, led by the hot shooting of Jeremy Purvis (21 points), the Generals were able to close the gap and eventually take the lead 37-35 going into the half. The home town team came out of halftime with the same intensity that they started the game with, and one again the spark was lit by Yavario Smith. Smith, who finished with a team high 19 points, came out and scored back to back buckets to jump start the Raiders and swing the lead back to the good guys 41-40. The Raiders also got a huge performance form the big guy from down under as Sophomore Brad Reid (Australia) scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half to help solidify the Raiders strength inside the paint, as the four Raider post players combined to score a total of 40 points and grab 32 rebounds. But no matter how strong the Raiders seemed to look they could not shake the pesky and talented Jackson State squad as both team battled to a tie at the end of regulation 69-69. One overtime period was not enough as both teams scored eight points apiece keeping the game knotted at 77 heading into a second overtime stanza. In what finally proved to be the last overtime period Sophomore Jacob Pettway (Austell, GA) became the difference maker on both ends. Playing in the post for the first time this season, Pettway dominated the game on both ends in the second overtime registering 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals in the five minute period alone, he would finish with 11 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks for the game. The game was decide finally down the stretch as Pettway, Smith, and Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard went 8 for 8 from the free throw line in the second overtime to seal the victory, and hand Jackson State their first loss of the season.
Smith-19
Kalpic-10
Maybank-8
Gadsden-Gilliard-9
Pettway-11
Clinkscales-11
Allen-5
Reid-14
12/04Columbia StateHarriman4:00pm EST78-67
The home town team had no rest to celebrate their hard fought double overtime win against Jackson State on Friday night because they had the always dangerous Columbia State Chargers to deal with on Saturday. The RSCC Sports Complex hosted the Rockwood Basketball day on Saturday as members of the women's, men's and cheerleading squads from both Rockwood Middle School and High School were in attendance to see the Raiders battle the guys from Columbia, and they did not go home disappointed. The Raiders showed no signs of fatigue from Friday nights marathon game as they came out blazing from the perimeter, and once again the hot shooting was started by Sophomore Yavario Smith and Sophomre Quint Clinkscales, as the two combined for five three point baskets in the first half which put the good guys up for good as the Raiders never trailed in this game. Sophomore Jacob Pettway had another strong performance on Saturday as he recorded his first double double of the year posting 11 points,11 rebounds, and he added 3 blocks to his game resume, also Sophomore Jerrod Allen (Richmond, VA) got into double figures with 10 points and he led the team in assists with 5, as Smith finished with 24 and Clinkscales deposited 15 to round off the double digit scoring. The Raiders now focus on another grueling road trip next weekend as the head to Gallatin and Lynchburg to take on Volunteer State and Motlow State respectively. The Raider record is now 6-3 as they look to extend their 3 game winning streak this weekend.
Smith-24
Kalpic-4
Maybank-8
Gadsden-Gilliard-3
Clow-2
Pettway-11
Clinkscales-15
Allen-10
Reid-2
12/10Motlow StateTullahoma, TN9:00pm EST88-99
This past weekend the Roane State Men's Basketball team to the road for their second of three long road trips on the season as they traveled to Lynchburg Tennessee to battle the Bucks of Motlow College and then headed to Gallatin to take on the Volunteer State Pioneers. The Raiders opened up on Friday night to a red hot shooting Motlow College team who came out of the gates like gang busters as they took advantage of a road weary Roane State squad and raced out to an early 25-4 lead. The Raiders would answer the bell finally as Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, GA) got it going from downtown, hitting back to back three pointers, and then a great steal and assist from Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard (Georgetown, SC) led to a traditional three point play by Antonio Kalpic (Croatia) which cut the lead down to seven 27-20 with around five minutes to play. The Bucks however would answer back as they continued their hot shooting from the three point line and extended the lead back to 20, 49-29 going into halftime. The second half started with a nice burst from the Raiders as they refused to let the home team completely take over the game. Clinkscales, who scored 29 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, scored the first 10 points of the half for the Raiders as the lead was cut down to 12. Both teams continued their high scoring as the Raiders crept back to a seven point deficit when they scored seven points in one possession, Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard stole the ball at half court was intentionally fouled on the lay-up, then he made the two free throws for the intentional foul, the Radiers got the ball back as well after the free throws and Sophomore Jacob Pettway ( Austell, GA) hit a huge three pointer which put the score at 77-70. The momentum was short lived as the Bucks got back to back three pointers from Freddie Goldstein which in all cases closed the door on the comeback. The Radiers were led by Clinkscales 29 points, as Pettway chipped in with 15 points 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks, Gadesden-Gilliard added 11 points and 7 assists and 7 rebounds, while Antoino Kalpic contributed nicely with 10 points, and rounding out the double figure scoring was Yavario Smith (Due West, SC) who accounted for 12 points, all in the second half. The Raider fell to a final score of 99-88 as they hopped on the bus to head to Gallatin to take some frustration out on the home standing Pioneers of Volunteer State.
Clinkscales-29
Kalpic-10
Pettway-15
Smith-12
Gadsden-Gilliard-11
Reid-7
Maybank-2
Allen-2
12/11Volunteer StateGallatin, TN5:00pm EST88-75
On Saturday the Raiders had no time to sulk about their tough loss at the hands of the Motlow College Bucks as they entered into another tough TCCAA conference road game at Volunteer State. The Raiders had a role reversal from Friday night's game as they came out the aggressors and took it to the home standing Pioneers. The Raiders got it going inside early as the big man from Croatia Antonio Kalpic scored the first six points of the game from inside the paint. Then as Volunteer switched to a zone offense to take away the inside threat, the long bombers were read y to attack for the good guys. Back to back to back three point field goals by Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, GA), Yavario Smith (Due West, SC), and Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard (Georgetown, SC) stretched the early lead to 15-2 and the Raiders never looked back from there as they never trailed in this game. The Raiders continued t dominate the paint and perimeter in the first half as the bench players stepped right in and continued the hot shooting. Three pointers from Sakari Clow (Knoxville, TN) and Jonathan Maybank (Georgetown, SC) finally drew the Pioneers out of their zone defense and the Raiders continued to capitalize on their inside strength. The Pioneers came out of the locker room down 22 and made a great effort to get back into the game. Hot shooting brought the home team to with in seven points at one point but back to back three pointers by Sophomore stand out Yavario Smith cooled the Pioneer run and the Raiders were able to coast home with an 88-75 victory. Smith led all scorers with 22 points (19 in the second half), Clinkscales had another double-double as he added 14 points and collected 10 rebounds, Antonio Kalpic dominated the inside on both ends as he poured in 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, Jacob Pettway had another strong game as he contributed 10 points and 6 rebounds. The Raiders head to Hanceville, Alabama to take on a tough Wallace State team before they head home for a much deserved Christmas break.
Smith-22
Kalpic-20
Clinkscales-14
Pettway-10
Maybank-11
Clow-3
Reid-3
Gadsden_Gilliard-5
12/14Wallace StateHanceville, AL8:30pm EST75-72
The Raiders finished off 2010 with a huge non-conference road win against the always strong Wallace State Lions in Hanceville Alabama with a gutsy 75-72 victory. The Lions worked hard to avenage an earlier season loss to the Raiders but Sophomores Yavario Smith (Due West, SC), Jacob Pettway (Austell, GA), and Bradley Reid (Australia) would make sure the Raiders went into the Christmas break with positive momentum. Smith led the Raiders again in scoring as he deposited 21 points hitting clutch shots and free throws down the stretch. Pettway scored his career high as he poured in 20 points on eight for nine shooting from the field, including a huge three point field goal to stop a big Wallace State run late in the second half. And Big Brad Reid added 12 points as he did not miss a shot from the field hitting all six shots he attempted. The Raiders now stretch their record to eight wins with four losses and head into the break winning five of their last six games. The Raiders now come back from their break playing hteir first two games at home after the new year, starting on Januaray 10th as they host Union College JV team and then they host the ever powerful conference foe the Chattanooga State Tigers on Januaray 12th in a huge conference tilt. Game times are 7pm and 8pm respectively.
Pettway-20
Reid-10
Smith-21
Gadsden-Gilliard-6
Kalpic-2
Maybank-7
Clinkscales-5
Allen-2
01/15Cleveland StateCleveland, TN4:00pm EST80-72
The Raiders finally got back to the hardwood after a long break due to the holidays and then two cancelations due to the weather. The Raiders hit the road for the short trip to conference rival Cleveland State for their first tilt in over a month. the Raiders came out strong and looked like they hadn't missed a beat and the early charge was lead by the hot shooting of Sophomore guard Yavario Smith (Due West, SC), Smith came out with a quick layup off a nice feed from Freshmen guard Jonathan Maybank (Georgetown, SC) and then followed it up with a quick three pointer and a couple of Smith free throws later the Cougars were trying to regroup with a timeout. The home standing Cougars answered the call as they continued to launch three point shot after three point shot and they were connecting early and often. The Radiers, however never felt threatened as Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, Ga.) hit a big three to stem the tide of the home team. The Raiders went into halftime trailing 33-32 but seemed to be regaining control of the game, and after halftime the put their foot on the pedal and regained the lead after another Yavario Smith run. Smith scored on break away lay-up, then a short jumper, and then a couple more of his 9 free throws to put the Raiders in the lead for good. The Cougars kept clawing back into the game and thats when Sophomore Jacob Pettway (Austell, Ga.) asserted himself on both ends of the floor, snatching rebounds on the defensive end and scoring on the offensive end three possessions in a row stretching the Radiers lead to 15. The Cougars made one last run but clutch free throw shooting by Smith and Freshman Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard (Georgetown, SC.) sealed the game for the Radiers as they took home their fifth conference win of the year, third on the road, 80-72.
Smith - 21 points, 3 steals
Clinkscales - 12 points, 7 rebounds
Brad Reid - 10 points, 5 rebounds
Gadsden-Gilliard - 10 points, 4 assists, 6 rebounds
Pettway - 13 points, 8 rebounds
Maybank - 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
Antonio Kalpic - 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
01/18Lee University JVCleveland, TN8:00pm EST97-52
The Raiders extended their winning streak to four, and now have won seven of their last eight, by dismantling Lee University JV team in Cleveland 97-52. The Raiders started of hot behind the smooth stroke of Sophomore Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, Ga.) who burnt the Flames with six first half three point baskets on his way to a 27 point effort. The Raiders also got 26 points from high scoring Sophomore Yavario Smith (Due West, SC) and double digit efforts form Freshman Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard (Georgetown, SC) with 10 points, Sophomore Jacob Pettway (Austell, Ga.) with 13 points and Sophomore Brad Reid (Australia) who added 10 points.
Clinkscales- 27 points, 7 rebounds
Smith- 26 points, 4 assists, 3 steals
Pettway- 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists,
Reid- 10 points, 5 rebounds
Gadsden-Gilliard- 10 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
Jon Maybank- 4 points
Antonio Kalpic- 6 points, 6 rebounds
Sak Clow- 2 points
01/21DyersburgHarriman8:00pm EST86-75
The Roane State Men's basketball team had a busy past four days starting on Friday night as they hosted the Dyersburg State Eagles at the Roane State Athletic Complex. The Eagles, who handed the Raiders a three point defeat earlier in the year, came out strong again as they bombed away from the three point line early and often. The Raiders, once again led by Sophomore standout Yavario Smith (Due West, SC), finally woke up and answered the call of the Eagles by attacking the basket against the smaller team from Dyersburg. Quick scores by Smith and fellow Sophomore Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, Ga.) tied the game at 29 late in the first half, but back to back buckets by the Eagles put the eagles up four, but two Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard (Georgetown, SC) free throws brought the halftime score to 33-31 in favor of the visitors from Dyersburg. The second half was a different story as the Raiders came out with a chip on their shoulder and took it to the Eagles from inside and out. The surge was led by Smith who score 16 of his game high 23 in the second half, and he wasn't the only Raider doing most of their damage in the second half as Sophomore Jacob Pettway (Austell, Ga.) and Gadsden-Gilliard poured in 10 second half points apiece, Gadsden-Gilliard finished with 14 and Pettway finished with 11. Sophomore Brad Reid and Quint Clinkscales rounded out the double digit scoring with 10 and 11 points respectively.
Smith-23
Kalpic-8
Maybank-7
Gadsden-Gilliard-14
Clow-1
Pettway-11
Clinkscales-11
Allen-1
Reid-10
01/22Southwest TNHarriman4:00pm EST74-60
The Raiders had little time to rest as they welcomed in the ever talented Southwest Tennessee squad out of Memphis, another team the Raiders fell to earlier in the season, but once again the roles were reversed as they were the previous night versus Dyersburg. The Raiders came out with a intense focus as they wanted to prove something to the boys from Memphis, and right on cue Yavario Smith (Due West, SC) answered the bell as he scored the Raiders first five points after hitting a big three then followed that up with a fast break lay-up which put the Raiders early and for good. Sophomore Jacob Pettway (Austell, Ga.) brought a ton of energy to the game as he battled inside scoring back to back baskets and Sophomore Brad Reid (Australia) dominated the game in the paint on the defensive end blocking six Southwest shot attempts and grabbing 10 rebounds. The Raiders took a 37-25 lead into halftime as they dominated the game defensively holding the Saluquis to a season low first half total. The second half was a balanced attack for the Raiders as every player that checked in for the home team put points on the board as they held off numerous runs by visitors from Memphis, but big buckets by Reid and clutch free throw shooting by Smith held off the Saluquis 74-60 and gave the Raiders their sixth win in a row and pushed their overall record to 12-4 and their conference record to 7-3 putting them alone at second place in the TCCAA. The Raiders were led in scoring by Smith's 20 points, while Pettway added 11 and Brad Reid chipped in with 10.
Smith-20
Kalpic-6
Maybank-8
Gadsden-Gilliard-8
Clow-2
Pettway-11
Clinkscales-8
Allen-1
Reid-10
01/24Union College JVHarriman5:00pm EST106-73
The Raiders, after their day of rest, played Union College JV on Monday night and the Raiders had a record breaking night as they pounded the visiting Bulldogs 106-73. It marked the first time the Raiders broke the one hundred point barrier this year and they also set a season high mark in assists for the team as they dished out 30 total assists playing a very unselfish team game. Sophomore Yavario Smith (Due West, SC) was the beneficiary of most of the assists as he poured in a team high 27 points, including shooting 5 for 7 from the three point line. Fellow Sophomore Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, Ga.) also had a good shooting night as he went for 17 points including three trey's on the night. Sophomore Jacob Pettway (Austell, Ga.) had a great night, as he was the closest player to record a triple double since All-American John Brown (Liberty University) achieved that feat last season, scoring 10 points, snatching 8 rebounds, and dishing out a team high 7 assists. Monday night's win also marked the first time all year that every player who clocked minutes for the Raiders scored at least two points in the game, with half of those players recording double figure number as Smith, Clinkscales, and Pettway were joined in the double figure club by Freshman Antonio Kalpic (Croatia) who had 10 points, and Freshman Jonathan Maybank (Georgetown, SC) who chipped in 12. The Raiders pushed their winning streak to seven games and have recorded wins in 10 of their last 11 games making their record a stellar 13-4 for the season.
Smith-27
Kalpic-10
Vandagriff-2
Maybank-12
Gadsden-Gilliard-8
Clow-4
Pettway-11
Clinkscales-17
Allen-6
Reid-9
01/28Jackson StateJackson, TN9:00pm EST63-65
Smith-20
Clinkscales-21
Pettway-8
Gadsden-Gilliard-4
Reid-3
Maybank-4
Kalpic-3
01/29Columbia StateColumbia, TN5:00pm EST58-89
Reid-10
Gasdsden-Gilliard-10
Pettway-6Maybank-9
Clinkscales-6
Kalpic-6
Smith-4
Clow-5

02/04Motlow StateHarriman8:00pm EST68-66
The Raiders did something for the second time this season that no other team in the conference can say they did, and that is beating a first place conference team for a second time as they handed the Motlow State Bucks only their third loss in conference play 68-66. Freshman Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard (Georgetown, SC) had a huge game as he scored early and often on his way to a team high 18 points and he also grabbed a team high 8 rebounds as well. Sophomore Yavario Smith (Due West, SC) chipped in 13 points while Sophomores Jacob Pettway (Austell, Ga.), Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, Ga.) and Jerrod Allen (Richmond, Va.) all added nine points in the winning effort.
Gadsden-Gilliard-18
Smith-13
Pettway-9
Allen-9
Clinkscales-9
Maybank-5
Kalpic-4
Clow-1
Reid-3
02/05Volunteer StateHarriman4:00pm EST67-83
The Raiders suffered their first loss at home this season after 10 straight wins in the comfort of the Roane State Athletic Center as they fell to the much improved Volunteer State Pioneers 67-83. The loss marred the strong performance of Sophomore Jacob Pettway (Austell, Ga.) who had 19 points and 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Freshman Antonio Kalpic (Croatia)also had a strong outing as he chipped in with 8 points and a team leading 9 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Sophomore scoring duo Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, Ga.) and Yavario Smith (Due West, SC.) both hit double figures as they each added 11 points apiece.
Pettway-19
Clinkscales-11
Smith-11
Reid-2
Gadsden-Gilliard-6
Maybank-9
Allen-2
Kalpic-8
02/09Chattanooga StateChattanooga, TN8:00pm EST92-97
Wednesday night in Chattanooga the Raiders came out with a tough conference loss on the road despite a tremendous effort throughout. The Raiders came out strong behind the hot shooting of sophomore guard Yavario Smith (Due West, SC). Smith, who started the game with two free throws got it going with two quick drives to the basket followed by a deep three pointer from the wing to give the Raiders the early lead. Freshman guard Jonathan Maybank (Georgetown, SC) followed suit as he also scored well early and often. The home standing Tigers would answer the bell as they used their inside strength in the first half to take a one point lead into halftime.
The Raiders stuck first to start the second half as well as Freshman Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard Georgetown, SC) scored two quick buckets and then made a nice pass which led to another three pointer from Smith to put the Raiders up seven early in the half. Once again the Tigers responded but this time it was from the outside as their hot shooting guard Alex Wells got red hot and helped the Tigers stretch out a seven point lead with three minutes left in the game. The men from Roane were not done as they got three straight defensive stops and back to back buckets from Brad Reid (Australia) and Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, Ga.) to cut the Tiger lead to one point 90-91 with right at a minute to play. After another big defensive stop the Raiders made a crucial mistake as they turned the ball right back over to Chatt State which led to a huge three point basket by Wells which put the home team up for good 94-90. The Raiders made it interesting but the Tigers hit their free throws and went on for the big conference win. Smith led all scorers with 27 while Maybank had 19, and Gadsden-Gilliard and Reid finished off the double digit scoring with 12 points apiece.
Reid-12
Smith-27
Pettway-8
Maybank-19
Gadsden-Gilliard-12
Kalpic-4
Clinkscales-8
Allen-6
02/12Cleveland StateHarriman7:00pm EST83-76
Saturday night saw the Raiders get back on the winning track as they took down conference foe Cleveland State 83-76 at the RSCC Sport Complex. The Raiders started a little sluggish as they struggled to get the early momentum from the visiting Cougars but the shot in the arm came from Sophomore forward Jacob Pettway (Austell, Ga.) as he energized the Raiders and their fans with great defensive effort and a thunderous fast break dunk to put the home team up by two early in the first half. The Raider reserves stepped up early and often for the home team as well and mainly in the form of Sophomore guard Quint Clinkscales (Hartwell, Ga.). Clinkscales came in on fire hitting his first three shots of the game connecting on back to back pull up jump shots, then knocking down a big three point basket which stretched the Raiders lead to eight points 28-20. The Cougars did not go quietly as they used their smaller quicker guards to attack the Raiders bigger front line cut into the home team's lead to one four points, 41-37, going into halftime. The visiting team continued their aggressive play early in the second half as they scored quickly to tie the Raiders early in the second half, but back to back buckets by Freshman Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard (Georgetown, SC) and a big three point play by high scoring Sophomore Yavario Smith (Due West, SC) gave the good guys an eight point lead mid way through the second half. The Raiders used a balanced attack as they closed out the Cougars with five different players registering a double digit scoring effort. Clinkscales led the way with 20 points, while Smith (13), Pettway (14), Antonio Kalpic (12), and Gadsden- Gilliard (10) rounded out the double digit performances. The Raiders are now 15-8 on the year and look to continue their winning ways as they travel to Maryville to take on the Scots JV team on Tuesday. Saturday night at 7pm they will be honoring all sophomores as they play host to conference rival Walters State.
Gadesden-Gilliard-10
Allen-6
Pettway-14
Smith-13
Kalpic-12
Clinkscales-20
Reid-8
02/15Maryville JVMaryville, TN7:00pm EST85-54
Yavario Smith scored 23 points and Jacob Pettway recorded another double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Raiders defeated the JV Scots in Maryville 85-54. Jerrod Allen and Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard each added 10 points apiece, while Sakari Clow deposited 8 points coming off the Raiders bench. This Saturday night the Raiders and Raiderettes play host to conference, and bitter rival Walters State. The women start things off at 5pm and the men follow with a 7pm tip off time.
Clinkscales-5
Reid-3
Pettway-12
Gadsden-Gilliard-10
Smith-23
Maybank-6
Allen-10
Kalpic-8
Clow-8

02/19Walters StateHarriman7:00pm EST75-84
Smith-23
Gadsden-Gilliard-17
Clinkscales-12
Kalpic-7
Maybank-2
Pettway-6
Reid-6
Allen-2
02/23Chattanooga StateHarriman8:00pm EST66-74
The Raiders finish the regular season 16-10 after a tough home loss versus Chattanooga State. The Raiders celebrated sophomore night as five sophomores were recognized before the game. The Raiders were without the services of leading scorer Yavario Smith who sat out due to a knee injury. Sophomore Jacob Pettway got the home team off strong knocking down back to back three point field goals to give the good guys an early lead. Sophomore Quint Clinkscales did his part as well knocking down a team high 19 points, and fellow sophomore Brad Reid had a stellar performance his last time on the home floor as he poured in 17 points, pulled down 9 rebounds and blocked two shots. Unfortunately the Tigers had a little more depth and knocked down clutch shots down the stretch to take home the big conference victory. The Raiders now wait to see who they draw for the conference tournament next week.
Clinkscales-19
Reid-17
Pettway-14
Maybank-2
Gadsden-Gilliard-4
Allen-4
Kalpic-4
Clow-2