VIKINGS DEFEAT CANISIUS, EARN FIRST WIN UNDER COACH ROBINSON
Cleveland State picked up its first win of the 2022-23 season with a tough fought, 58-57 extra time win in opposition to Canisius final Wednesday. Cleveland State began quick, leaping out to a double digit lead within the first half, however needed to stand up to a surge by Canisius within the second half. The Golden Griffins battled again, and finally tied the sport at 53, sending it to extra time. Cleveland State scored first within the further session and held on for the victory. Four of the 5 starters within the contest for the Vikings completed in double figures, led by Tristan Enaruna who completed with a double-double of 15 factors and 10 rebounds. The win marked the primary for Head Coach Daniyal Robinson in his profession.
ENARUNA IMPRESSIVE TO START 2022-23
Transfer ahead Tristan Enaruna has gotten off to an excellent begin in a Viking uniform. Enaruna had a double-double with 20 factors and 11 rebounds within the opener in opposition to Notre Dame College, and adopted that up with one other double determine scoring efficiency with 15 in opposition to Cincinnati. He recorded one other double-double in opposition to Canisius, ending with 15 factors and 10 rebounds, and fell some extent shy of one other in opposition to Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Enaruna has scored in double figures 5 straight occasions, together with tying his season excessive with 20 factors in opposition to Green Bay.
PARKER DROPPING DIMES
Deshon Parker has been an incredible facilitator for Cleveland State by way of the early going of the common season. So far, Parker has totaled 82 assists. He had a career-high 11 within the opener in opposition to Notre Dame College. His common of 4.6 assists per sport is fourth within the Horizon League, and his assist-to-turnover ratio of two.4 additionally ranks third within the league.
SHARING THE ROCK
Through six video games, Cleveland State leads the Horizon League in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.47. The Vikings additionally sit in second place with a +4.57 Turnover Margin.
WILLIAMS RISES TO THE OCCASION
Tae Williams has been a key to the Vikings’ success within the early going of the common season. Williams registered a season-high 23 factors and 10 rebounds within the win over Detroit Mercy. Williams is averaging 10 factors per sport and has scored in double figures 9 occasions thus far this season, together with two of the final three video games. He registered his second double-double with 13 factors and a season-high 13 re- bounds final Thursday in opposition to Milwaukee.
LOWDER LIGHTS IT UP
Drew Lowder has been a spark plug off the bench for the Vikings of late. Lowder had a stretch of three of 5 video games the place he scored in double figures, together with a season-high 16 factors within the win over Oakland. He has scored in double figures in six of the final seven video games, together with a season-high 21 in opposition to Green Bay.
Cleveland State stays on the highway, touring to Northern Kentucky for a 7 p.m. tip on Thursday night time.