Support your Pirates at the Battle of the Marsh

By Caleb Bailey, Sports Editor

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Armstrong Pirates men’s and women’s basketball teams will play the annual exhibition match against cross-town opponent Savannah State in the Battle of the Marsh to kick off the 2015-16 season.

The game will be held at Savannah State’s Tiger Arena with tip off times of 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men. Pirate fans will be able to travel from campus to Tiger Arena via fan bus as well as get into the game for free with a valid Pirate Card ID.

The women seek to avenge a 96-84 loss to the Lady Tigers from last season. The game was only separated by four points at halftime and the Lady Tigers came out strong, going on to a 22-8 run just five minutes into the second half.

The men fell to the Tigers 66-51 in the annual rivalry game. The Pirates trailed by only four late in the second half before the Tigers went on a 10-1 run that the team could not overcome.