ATLANTA — Marcus Goode scored 17 points and pulled down 14 rebounds and was named tournament MVP as Benedict repeated as SIAC tournament champions with a 68-60 victory against Morehouse on Saturday night.
Lamar Adkins added 15 points for the Tigers, who earned the SIAC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division II tournament. Xavier Collier added 10 points and had nine assists. Ricky Jackson had six points and joined Goode on the all-tournament team.
Andrae Nelson had 20 points to lead the Maroon Tigers.
The Tigers held Morehouse to 37.8 percent shooting in the second half and pulled ahead after trailing 32-31 at the half.
CLARK ATLANTA 75, BENEDICT 58
At Atlanta, London Richardson scored 18 points and Monique Weathers added 13, but it was not enough to lift Benedict in the SIAC women’s title game.
Cold shooting doomed the Tigers, who made 31.3 percent from the field and were 3-of-14 from 3-point range.
Clark Atlanta shot 45.6 percent from the floor and made 5-of-9 from long range.