Originally created 02/07/98

Tech hits Abraham Baldwin hared



AIKEN -- Aiken Tech grabbed an 11-point halftime lead and was never threatened in defeating Abraham Baldwin 99-88 Friday for its sixth straight victory.

Dekia Ruffin led the way with 22 points, Mike Williamson had 18 and Broderick Marshall 13. Nate Shapiro led ABAC with 15.

The Knights, which play host to the Region 10 National Junior College Athletic Association tournament on Feb. 27-28 as top seed, visit Gaffney on Tuesday to play Limestone's junior varsity.

ABRAHAM BALDWIN (88) -- Nate Shapiro 15, Willie Pitt 2, Rowland Facon 3, Kyle Duffey 10, Bret Gravitt 11, James Johnson 13, Daryl Roundtree 2, Herbert Holmes 6, Brent Gregory 13, Andrew Dorsey 13. Totals 31 23-29 88.

AIKEN TECH (99) -- Mike Williamson 18, Andy Bullard 9, Broderick Marshall 13, Eric Rodriguez 6, Randy Freeland 4, William Dicks 5, Limuer Myers 2, Dekia Ruffin 22. Totals 34 19-24 99.

Aiken Tech 50-39

3-point goals: ABAC 3 (Shapiro, Facon, Duffey), Aiken Tech 12 (Williamson 4, Bullard 3, Marshall 3, Rodriguez, Ruffin). Record: Aiken Tech 18-7. Next: Aiken Tech at Limestone JVs, Gaffney, S.C., next Tuesday.