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Savannah State defeats Allen 81-62

Jan 30, 2010 - 11:41 PM SAVANNAH, Ga.(AP) -- Tracy Rankins scored 20 points, and Rashad Hassan finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds as Savannah State defeated Allen University 81-62 on Saturday.

Arnold Louis added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers (9-13), who have won four of their past five games.

The Yellow Jackets kept within striking distance for most of the game, but a 7-0 run midway through the second half gave Savannah State a 61-45 lead with 7:45 remaining. Allen never recovered from that, and would go on to trail by as many as 23 points.

Chavis Darby finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Yellow Jackets, an NAIA team.

Savannah State outscored Allen 18-4 on fast break points, and shot 48.2 percent from the field (27-for-56).

Allen shot 34.3 percent (23-for-67), and was outrebounded 45-34.