Shyim Cunningham Action

Paine 3-6
 Claflin 7-0


ORANGEBURG, SC (December 6, 2022) – The Claflin Panthers (7-0) staged a furious second half comeback to claim an 86-84 victory and kept their seven-game winning streak alive. After falling behind, 70-45, the Panthers came back late in regulation to tie the game and went on to outscore the Lions, 8-6 in overtime to claim the win.

The Panthers took the win behind a pair of career-best performances in the game. Claflin senior forward Shyim Cunningham led the way for the Panthers with 24 points and six rebounds. Junior guard Jailen Williams added a double-double 12 points with 12 rebounds. Junior center Timothy McElroy added a double-double 11 points with 10 rebounds.

With the win, the Panthers improve to 7-0 to start the season. The team will return to action, Saturday, when they open Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play against the Shaw Bears. For more information on Panthers basketball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to