The Cougar basketball team pulled out a close contest over Gadsden State as Tevin Olison's layup with 8 seconds remaining proved the be the game winner in an 84-83 triumph. It was a good start to the second half of the season.
In what can best described as a seesaw affair, neither team was able to gain any real momentum in the contest. It would be a game of runs for both teams, and it seemd no one would lose, but someone would win the contest. Gadsden would hold a slim 43-42 win at the intermission, was able to build on that a couple of times in the second half. Cleveland would rush back, and fight for control of the result. Cleveland would get possession of the ball, and Olison would take off from the right wing on a drive which saw a right hand scoop find the bottom of the net for the one-point lead. Gadsden had a chance for a layup at the end, but the ball bounced away securing the victory.
Olison would lead a quarter of Cougars reaching double digits with 27 points. He hit on 9 of 16 shots (4 of 7 from three point range) and 5 of 8 from the free throw line. He had 5 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one blocked shot. Delaino Walker was next with 16 points with seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Cam Copeland and Darius Turman each finished with 11 points with Copeland passing out four assists in the game.