Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) --- Xavier Collier scored 13 points to lead five players in double figures as Benedict defeated Claflin 66-54 Monday night in basketball action from Orangeburg.

Reigning SIAC Player of the Week Marcus Goode from Chapin scored 10 points, helping the Tigers notch their fourth straight win.

The visiting Tigers led 36-22 at halftime before scoring the first six points of the second half to take a 42-22 lead.

Their largest lead was 21. ThePanthers cut the margin to 12 on a Terrance Bowman3-pointerjust before the final horn. He led Claflin with 22 points.

Benedict improves to 14-6 overall, 10-2 in the SIAC. Claflinis now 7-13 overall and 5-7 in the SIAC.

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