Utilizing a couple of individual record performances, the Greyhounds started the new year with an 85-72 victory over Campbellsville University at Somerset in the first game of the Jackson State Classic held in Jackson, Tennessee.
In his first career start, freshman Jalen Sasser pulled down 19 rebounds to shatter the single-game school record of 16 shared by Trent Steen and Tasmania Jones. Sophomore Shaheed Halk also put in a record-setting performance by dishing out 13 assists to tie the single-game school record previously held by Berkeley Boston. Ironically, the Greyhounds also set a record for fewest free throws in a game by hitting only 2-of-5 from the charity stripe to break the record of 3 made free throws set February 1, 2018 against Central Baptist College JV.
The Greyhounds took the lead on the first possession of the game with a Jalen Lynn three-pointer and never trailed, building up an 18-point lead in the first half only to settle for a 46-39 lead at the half. The Greyhounds then raced out of the gate after halftime to lead by 20 points early in the second half, but the pesky Tigers staged a comeback to pull within two points midway through the half. ASU Mid-South then went on another run as Lynn hit consecutive three-pointers and Christian White scored 8 of his team-high 16 points and a game-high 6 blocks to solidify the Greyhound victory.
Tying White for scoring honors was Lynn with 16 points while Caleb Henry and Ike Moore finished with 13 points each and Sasser completed his evening with 12 points to go with the record 19 rebounds, giving him his first career double-double.
The Greyhounds (8-3) next face Mid-South Prep in the final game of the Jackson State Classic before traveling to Northeast Mississippi Community College Tuesday.