The Cleveland State women’s basketball group opened their season on Saturday afternoon by defeating the Woman Raiders of Roane State 56-46 on their home flooring. The Lady Cougars took the lead from the tip-off and never ever relinquished it.

The sophomores on the team showcased their management and led the charge for the Lady Cougars. Last year’s TCCAA Gamer of the Year and NJCAA All-American Asjah Harrell led all scorers with 18 points while also dispensing a team-best three helps and posting 6 rebounds along with five steals. Michaela Bennefield taped a double-double, scoring 16 points coupled with a team-high 10 boards. Beginner Emma Harig likewise played an essential role in the win, scoring 10 points, grabbing eight rebounds, and obstructing 2 shots.

Cleveland State will continue their three-game home base on Wednesday as they play host to Walters State. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.

Cleveland State guys’s basketball opened their 2021 routine season with a 78-76 loss vs. conference enemy Roane State on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars led for the majority of the contest, but the Raiders had the ability to battle back and make a deep three-point shot to take the lead in the video game’s last seconds.

Maurice Dickson, a redshirt sophomore, scored a team-high 16 points while also grabbing 6 boards. Beginner Khristian Green scored 14 points and dispensed a team-high 6 helps while publishing six rebounds. Damian Forest also reached double-digits in points for the Cougars, scoring 11 with five boards. K’Juan Banks was the team leader in rebounds with 7.