2008–09 Savannah State Lady Tigers basketball team

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2008–09 Savannah State Lady Tigers basketball
Conference NCAA Division I independent schools (basketball)
Division I
2008–09 record 9–22 (0–0 Independent)
Head coach Cedric Hardy
Assistant coach Julie Johnson
Assistant coach Josh Obiajunwa
Assistant coach LeTeisha Barnett
Home arena Tiger Arena
Seasons

The 2008–09 Savannah State Lady Tigers basketball team competed in American basketball on behalf of Savannah State University. The Lady Tigers were members of the NCAA Division I-AA, as an independent.[1] The head coach is Cedric Hardy, who served his fifth year. The team played its home games at Tiger Arena in Savannah, Georgia.

The Lady Tigers entered the season seeking to improve on the 14–15 record posted in the 2007–08 season, but finished with an 8–20 regular season record. The Lady Tigers were 1–2 in the Division I Women's Independent Tournament.

Preseason notes[edit]

  • April 19, 2008 (2008-04-19) – Ashlee Barley, Kymberli Stamps, Raven Fields, Shikerrie Turpin, and Alicia Nelson sign letters-of-intent with Savannah State University.[2]
  • May 22, 2008 (2008-05-22) – Darice Fountaine signed a letter-of-intent with Savannah State University.[3]

Roster[edit]

SSU Women's Basketball
Current Roster
[4]
Head Coach: Cedric Hardy
C 4 United States Milan Johnson Junior 6–2 Jonesboro, GA
G 5 United States Antoinette Williams Senior 5–9 Riverdale, GA
G 10 United States Courtney Long Sophomore 5–9 Bowdon, GA
G 12 United States Ashlee Barley Freshhman 5–7 Columbus, GA
G 15 United States Crissa Jackson Freshhman 5–7 Columbus, GA
F 20 United States Alisha Nelson Freshman 6–3 Phenix City, AL
G 21 United States Kyhmberli Stamps Freshman 5–10 Columbus, GA
F 22 United States Shikerrie Turpin Freshman 5–11 Columbus, GA
F 23 United States Raven Fields Freshman 6–3 Columbus, GA
F 24 United States Carlita Johnson Freshman 6–0 Fort Lauderdale, FL
G 34 United States LaShara Smith Senior 5–8 Daytona Beach, FL
F 50 United States Nikki Robinson Senior 5–8 Swainsboro, GA


Coaching staff[edit]

Name Type College Graduating year
Cedric Baker Head Coach Voorhees College 1990
Julie Johnson Assistant Coach Clark-Atlanta College 1981
Malik Jones Assistant Coach Texas College 2007
Josh Obiajunwa Assistant Savannah State University
LeTeisha Barnett Graduate Assistant Savannah State University


Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 15*
4:00 pm
Columbia College W 81–47
Recap
 
1–0
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
November 17*
7:00 pm
Florida A&M L 43–34
Recap
 
1–1
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
November 20*
7:00 pm
EWC W 68–31
Recap
 
2–1
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
November 22*
7:00 pm
at UTEP L 103–46  2–2
Don Haskins Center 
El Paso, TX
November 24*
7:00 pm
at Florida L 75–55
Recap
 
2–3
Stephen C. O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
November 28*
7:00 pm
at Eastern Illinois
University of Cincinnati Invitational Tournament
L 62–40
Recap
 
2–4
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati, OH
November 29*
7:00 pm
at Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati Invitational Tournament
L 64–34
Recap
 
2–5
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati, OH
November 30*
7:00 pm
at Mississippi Valley State
University of Cincinnati Invitational Tournament
L 62–42
Recap
 
2–6
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati, OH
December 18*
7:00 pm
Charleston Southern L 79–57  2–7
 
Charleson, SC
December 21*
2:00 pm
at Southeastern Louisiana L 73–60  2–8
 
Hammond, LA
December 23*
7:00 pm
at Louisiana-Lafayette L 69–42  2–9
 
Lafayette, LA
December 30*
4:00 pm
Bethune-Cookman W 58–57  3–9
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
January 3*
6:00 pm
at Florida A&M L 72–44  3–10
 
Tallahassee, FL
January 5*
5:00 pm
at Bethune-Cookman L 61–46  3–11
 
Daytona, FL
January 11*
3:00 pm
at NJIT L 65–56  3–12
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
January 13*
7:00 pm
Charleston Southern L 74–43  3–13
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
January 15*
7:00 pm
at Georgia L 28–74
Recap
 
3–14
 
Athens, GA
January 21*
7:00 pm
at College of Charleston L 61–54  3–15
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
January 24*
2:00 pm
at North Carolina Central L 52–40  3–16
 
Durham, NC
January 29*
4:00 pm
at Mississippi State L 33–97
Recap
 
3–17
 
Starkville, MS
January 30*
7:00 pm
at Talladega W 62–59  4–17
 
Talladega, AL
February 2*
7:00 pm
at Texas Tech L 39–80
Recap
 
4–18
 
Lubbock, TX
February 7*
3:00 pm
Longwood W 61–49  5–18
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
February 11*
7:00 pm
Georgia Tech L 89–34  5–19
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
February 14*
5:30 pm
at North Carolina Central W 47–44  6–19
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
February 22*
6:00 pm
Longwood W 59–54
Recap
 
7–19
 
Farmville, VA
February 24*
7:00 pm
at NJIT L 68–41  7–20
 
Newark, NJ
February 28*
4:00 pm
Morris W 69–65 Recap  8–20
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
March 5*
4:50 pm
vs. Chicago State University
Independent Colleges and Universities Tournament
L 74–39  8–21
The McKay Center 
Orem, UT
March 6*
7:00 pm
vs. NJIT
Independent Colleges and Universities Tournament
W 64–56  9–21
The McKay Center 
Orem, UT
March 7*
4:30 pm
vs. Longwood
Independent Colleges and Universities Tournament
L 76–60  9–22
The McKay Center 
Orem, UT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time[5][6].

Awards[edit]

  • Senior guard Lashara Smith and freshman point guard Crissa Jackson received an honorable mention on the 2008–09 Division I All Independent women's basketball team.[7]
  • LaShara Smith was selected as the Most Valuable Player for the 2008–09 season.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Savannah State University 2007–08 Women’s Basketball Sports Information Sheet" (PDF). Savannah State University. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  2. ^ "SSU Women's Basketball Inks Five Recruits". Savannah State University. April 19, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Women's Basketball Adds To Recruiting Class". Savannah State University. May 22, 2008. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Women's Basketball 2008 – 2009 Roster". Savannah State University Athletics. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  5. ^ "Women’s Basketball 2008 Basketball Schedule". Savannah State University. Archived from the original on November 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  6. ^ "Savannah State Tigers Schedule – 2008–09". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Archived from the original on December 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  7. ^ "Smith, Jackson Earn Independent Honorable Mention Honors". Savannah State Athletics. Savannah State University. March 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  8. ^ Barnidge, Noell (April 21, 2009). "SSU holds athletics banquet". SavannahNow.com. Savannah Morning News and Evening Press. Retrieved 2009-04-22.