vs. Cancer initiative will cross all of the Hawks’ teams.
CONTACT: G. STAN BRADLEY
PRINCESS ANNE, Md.—The American Cancer Society of the Eastern Shore,
headquartered in Salisbury, Md. is partnering with the University of
Maryland Eastern Shore for the 2017-2018 athletic year. The two
organizations will be driving a Coaches vs. Cancer awareness campaign on
the 25th anniversary of the movement.
Championed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the
organization partnered with the American Cancer Society to unite
basketball coaches and fans throughout the program to defeat a common
enemy — cancer.
Founded by Norm Stewart, the former University of Missouri head men’s
basketball coach in 1993, Stewart asked fans to pledge one dollar for
every 3-point shot his team made during their season, to be donated to
the fight against cancer. Twenty-five years later, the program has
raised more than $110 million to the fight against cancer.
Being true to Coach Stewart’s idea, the Hawks will ask that fans pledge
for every 3-pointer the Hawks make from Feb. 1-March 4, 2018 . Whether
it is at the end of each game, or at the end of the season, fans can
total up the shots from the men’s and women’s teams and donate
accordingly. Beginning January 8, 2018, fans can go to
http://www.3pointchallenge.org, find Maryland Eastern Shore and make
their contributions there. Any fan who makes a donation of $100.00 or
more (at once or through the challenge) will receive a t-shirt from
Coaches vs. Cancer.
However, Maryland Eastern Shore is going beyond basketball and promoting
the initiative across all its sports at the urging of Ashley Webb, the
Community Development Manager on the Eastern Shore.
“We have always been advocates of the fight against cancer,” said
Director of Athletics Keith Davidson. “Whether it be Relay for Life
events, Coaches vs. Cancer in men’s basketball, Dig Pink with women’s
volleyball, Think Pink nights with women’s basketball, or Save Second
Base Games with baseball and softball, our department has always
supported the fight against this horrible disease.”
This year, at each home game, Hawk Athletics is promoting the fight
against cancer. Through public address announcements, informational
tables, donation collection, and themed events, the Hawks hope to raise
awareness and help support the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative and the
American Cancer Society.
The drive informally kicked off with volleyball and basketball on Oct.
20, at Hawk Hysteria when students and fans signed pledge cards in honor
of their loved ones affected by the disease. The Wall of Hope is still
on display in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center and will continue to
grow this season.
Other events include two games during Suits and Sneakers week, when the
coaches will wear their Nike sneakers with their suits when they face
North Carolina Central on Jan. 22 and again vs. Howard on Jan. 27.
On Feb. 5, when the Hawks take on Florida A&M, it will be Play4Kay
night. With the teams in pink, The Shore will use that particular night
to promote the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and help drive funds to that worthy
cause. Fans can support the Hawks at: https://support.kayyow.com/EasternShoreHawks
Other cancer awareness events at other Hawk athletic contests will be
“We have all been affected by [cancer]” said Davidson. “Whether it is
family or friends, we all know someone who has had their life changed by
cancer and not in a good way. Even here in the athletic department, our
staff and coaches have been affected themselves so this campaign is near
and dear to us.”
|MEAC ANNOUNCES WEEKLY WOMEN’S
NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 2, 2018—Howard sophomore Sarah Edmond and Morgan
State senior Lexus Spears were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference (MEAC) Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week, the
conference office announced today. Howard’s Curstyn Moore earned Rookie
of the Week honors, while Howard sophomore Jayla Myles was named
Defensive Player of the Week.
Edmond (G, 5-9, So., Freeport, N.Y.) averaged 20.0 points and 4.5
assists per game over the past week, going a combined 13-for-23 (.565)
from the floor. Against Brown, Edmond dropped a career-high 28 points on
9-for-17 shooting, while also dishing out six assists, grabbing five
rebounds and notching three steals. In a win over Campbell, she went
6-for-8 from the floor for 12 points to go along with three rebounds and
Spears (F/C, 6-2, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.) went 10-for-12 (.833) from
the floor in a win over UMass Lowell, scoring a game-high 21 points
while also grabbing seven rebounds. Her performance helped Morgan State
finish the non-conference slate at 7-6, its first winning non-conference
record since the 2008-09 season.
Moore (G/F, 5-10, Fr., Mount Vernon, N.Y.) averaged 11.0 points and 7.5
rebounds per game, and she scored 13 points to go along with five
rebounds against Campbell. She followed that up with a career-high 10
rebounds against Brown – a game in which she was just one point shy of a
Myles (C, 6-2, So., Rochester, N.Y.) averaged 10.5 rebounds and 4.0
blocks per game this past week. In a win over Campbell, she grabbed a
season-high 13 rebounds and blocked four shots – before turning in an
eight-rebound, five-block performance against Brown.
Other Top Performers
Lanayjha Ashe (DSU) had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists
against Florida Atlantic.
Ryan Jones (DSU) scored 13 points at Florida before turning in a
12-point, five-rebound, two-assist performance against Florida Atlantic.
Florence Ouattara (FAMU) scored 18 points at Alabama to go along with
four assists, four steals and three rebounds.
Adre’onia Coleman (MSU) recorded a double-double against UMass Lowell
with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while also blocking three shots.
Alexus Lessears (NCAT) had 13 points and eight rebounds in a loss at
Cinia McCray (NCAT) went 8-for-13 from the floor at Ohio, scoring 23
points and grabbing six rebounds.
Khadedra Croker (NSU) had six rebounds and three blocks in a win over
|MEAC ANNOUNCES WEEKLY MEN'S BASKETBALL
NORFOLK, Va. - Morgan State's Tiwian Kendley and Norfolk State's Kyle
Williams have been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
(MEAC) Co-Men's Basketball Players of the Week, the conference announced
today. Howard's R.J. Cole was named Rookie of the Week while Morgan
State’s Phillip Carr was selected as Defensive Player of the Week.
Kendley had a monster week during Morgan State's West Coast swing as he
averaged 30 points and four steals in two games played at Grand Canyon
and Cal State Northridge. Kendley also shot 91.3 percent (21-of-23) from
the free throw line and 48.6 percent from the field while averaging two
assists. Versus Grand Canyon, Kendley scored 31 points with four steals
and a blocked shot and followed it up three days later with a 30-point,
four-steal performance at Cal State Northridge.
Williams helped Norfolk State close out non-conference play in style as
he scored a game-high 21 points en route to a win over Stony Brook. The
6-4 redshirt senior guard saved his best for last as he scored 10 of the
final 16 Norfolk State points in the final 3:59 of the second half.
Williams finished the contest shooting over 50 percent while also
nailing 7-of-8 free throws. He also grabbed four rebounds and blocked
Cole continued his stronghold on the Rookie of the Week honors as he
scored 22 points with five assists at Hawai'i. The freshman finished
7-of-8 from the charity stripe, shot 60 percent from beyond the arc and
had a steal.
Carr averaged 11.5 rebounds in two games with one block and a steal. He
grabbed 12 boards and had a steal at Grand Canyon while pulling down 11
boards with a blocked shot at Cal State Northridge.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
Cedric Council (Coppin State) averaged 14 points in two games which was
highlighted by a season-high 17-point performance against Georgia Tech.
Raasean Davis (North Carolina Central) led the Eagles in scoring with 16
points while shooting 80 percent from the field and tallying eight
rebounds in the win over St. Andrews.
Marius McAllister (North Carolina Central) finished as the Eagles’ top
rebounder (10) and also led in assists (8) in his first career start. He
also accounted for a block and a steal versus St. Andrews.
Jordan Perkins (North Carolina Central) scored 11 points as he shot
3-of-4 from three-point range and totaled six assists in the win over
Steven Whitley (Norfolk State) tied career highs for points and steals
in NSU’s win over Stony Brook with 18 points, four steals and seven
Desmond Williams (Florida A&M) led the Rattlers in scoring with a
20-point performance and a pair of steals against Ball State.
Hawks MBB Snap Skid With Win Over Rams
MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Chowan Men's Basketball team snapped a seven
game skid, as the Hawks used a balanced scoring attack to down
Winston-Salem State, 82-65, in cross-divisional play in CIAA action on
FINAL | Chowan 82, Winston-Salem State 65
RECORDS | Chowan 5-7 (1-3), Winston-Salem State 4-10 (3-2)
LOCATION | Murfreesboro, N.C. (Helms Center)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Four players reached double-figures for the Hawks, led by Demetrius
Sanders scoring 19 points on 7-11 shooting from the floor. Gus Rowland
chipped in with 18 along with Tim Hewett (16) and Robert Grubbs (12).
Dino Muminovic tallied eight points, nine boards, and five blocks on the
evening. Muminovic is three blocks shy of the single-season record with
37 blocks so far this season.
The Hawks outrebounded the Rams 42-29 and held the Rams to 36.1%
shooting as Chowan shot 45.6% from the floor.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Tim Hewett sparked the offense early with nine of the Hawks' 12 points
in a 12-7 lead. Demetrius Sandersconnected from deep on his first shot
attempt of the evening.
Winston-Salem State rallied on a 10-0 run to take the lead 17-12 midway
through the half.
Demetrius Sanders cooled off the Rams' run with another long ball before
baskets by Tim Hewett and Gus Rowland knotted the contest up at 19-all.
Both teams traded the lead until a 12-4 run to end the half allowed the
Hawks to take the momentum. The first five points for the Hawks came
from the stripe before Robert Grubbs connected from outside. Dino
Muminovicand Gus Rowland tacked on a bucket to head into the locker room
Neither team was able to see the ball go through the net the first three
minutes of the half until the Rams hit a triple with 16:49 on the clock.
Chowan saw their lead move to double-figures over the next four minutes
of action as the Hawks went on a 16-7 run. Dino Muminovic started the
run with a jumper followed by a Demetrius Sanders basket. Robert Grubbs
and Demetrius Sanders connected from behind the arc along with Gus
Rowland knocking down a pair from the floor to give the Hawks a 51-39
advantage with 12:02 to play.
Winston-Salem State knocked down a pair from behind the arc but Trevis
Buckhanon gave the Hawks the double-digit lead for good with a two
handed dunk. The Hawks continued to keep the Rams down with an 8-2 run
as Demetrius Sanders found himself above the rim for a dunk.
WSSU looked to cut the deficit to single-digits but Tim Hewett sparked a
6-0 run with a dunk to push the lead to 18, 71-53.
The final 2:25 of the contest, the Hawks went 11-12 from the stripe as
Gus Rowland picked up seven points down the stretch.
Chowan will return to the court on Monday, January 8 against Livingstone
in CIAA cross-divisional play. Tip-off is slated for 7:30pm inside the
|Virginia Union Basketball Sweeps
Richmond, VA – Ninth ranked Virginia Union defeated the Fayetteville
State women’s basketball team 85-65 in Barco-Steven Hall. The Panthers
completed the double-header sweep with an 88-59 men’s victory.
Breona Jones led the 4-8 Broncos with 16 points. Noni Kuumba and
Courtney Best each contributed 14 points. The women trailed 48-34 at
halftime are now 0-4 in conference play.
The Panthers improved to 13-1 overall and 5-0 in the CIAA behind Alexis
Johnson, who led all with 30 points and 17 rebounds. Shemeka NcNeill and
Rachael Pecota had 15 points while Shareka McNeill finished with 10.
Willie Gilmore and Denzel Hosch combined for 30 points (15 each) for the
Broncos while Joshua Smith netted 14. The men fall to 4-10 overall and
1-3 against CIAA Northern Division opponents.
VUU improved to 4-0 in the conference and 9-7 overall. Five Panthers
finished with double digit points.
|Strong Overtime Lifts Shaw Bears to 73-64 Decision
Over Bowie State’s Bulldogs
BOWIE, Md. - If your opponent attempts 57 shots and you miss 55 shots,
the end result will be a loss and that's exactly what Bowie State men's
basketball did on Saturday afternoon, falling in overtime to the Shaw
Bears by a final score of 73-64.
The win improved Shaw to 9-5 overall and 3-1 in the CIAA while the loss
dips Bowie State to 6-9 on the year and 1-3 in the league.
Shaw’s DeAngelo Stephens-Bell (Jacksonville, Fla.) scored a game-high 26
points, including 19 in the second half to lead all scorers. He finished
with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals while Savon Goodman
(Philadelphia, Pa.) was responsible for a double-double of 24 points and
Shaw shot at a 54.5 percent clip from field in the second half and an
overall 45.6 percent for the game, which including a blistering 75
percent (6-of-8) in overtime.
On the flip side, Bowie State shot a frigid 26.7 percent in second half
(8-of-30) and a season-low 28.6 percent (22-of-77) for the contest.
The Bears led for over two minutes early on, but Bowie State tied the
game at 7-7 on a jumper from freshman Justin Route (Washington, D.C.) at
the 14:56 mark. The Bulldogs would control the rest of the half after
using a 12-0 run to lead 27-15 over Shaw with 4:35 left. The Bears cut
the deficit to single digits after producing a 9-2 scoring margin, but
the Bulldogs held a 5-2 spread, including a layup at the buzzer from
freshman Jacob Long (Washington, D.C.) to send the Bulldogs into
halftime with a 35-27 advantage.
Shaw fought back to start the second half with a 13-5 run to tie the
game 40-all at the 15:12 mark but after four lead changes and the game
knotted at 55-55 with 4:39 remaining, the Bears used a mini 4-1 run to
push in front at 59-56 as the clock displayed 34 seconds left in
regulation. However, the Bulldogs did not flinch as senior Ahmaad Wilson
(Baltimore, Md.) drained a 3-pointer to tie the game at 59-59, sending
the game into overtime.
In the extra frame, the Bears scored eight unanswered points, taking a
67-59 lead as the Bulldogs had no answer for Shaw defensively, forcing
the Bulldogs to call a timeout with 2:37 left to play. Bowie State
senior Dayshawn Wells (Baltimore, Md.) hit a 3-pointer at 1:36 to pull
within five but the Bears outscored the home team 6-2 down the stretch,
including back-to-back dunks to close out the game.
Hayes led Bowie State in scoring with 13 points while sophomore Saiquan
Jamison notched his fifth double-double of the season, recording 16
rebounds and 10 points. Freshman Keith Duffin, Jr. (Fort Meade, Md.)
chipped in nine points and the Bulldogs trio of Wells, Long and Route
tallied eight points each.
Bulldogs’ men’s basketball will have little time to rest before
returning to the hardwood on Monday (January 8th), hosting Fayetteville
State University at 7:30 p.m. in the A.C. Jordan Arena.
|Rams Fade Late in 82-65 Loss at Chowan
WSSU held to 65 points in hard-fought loss
Trevin Q. Goodwin
MURFREESBORO, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (4-10, 2-3 CIAA) ran out
of gas when the team took an 82-65 loss at Chowan (5-7, 1-3 CIAA),
Saturday evening. Playing in their second came in 24 hours, the Rams
struggled to find their offense in tough loss.
The Rams found points hard to come by in the game. As a team, the Rams
were held to 65 total points and shot just 36.1% (22-of-61) from the
floor while the Hawks shot 45.6% (26-of-57) from the floor. WSSU
sophomore guard Robert Colon led the way for the Rams with a team-high
16 points. Junior guard Derrick Brewer, Jr. added 11 points as well. The
Rams were especially outmatched in the rebounding column as Chowan
totaled 41 rebounds to the Rams’ 30. Junior forward Chigozie Ngene-Igwe
led the Rams’ rebounding effort with five in the game.
Things looked good early for the Rams, but some offensive struggles came
to hinder the team late in the first half. The Rams opened the game with
a solid effort after a Brewer, Jr. three-pointer left the team on top,
13-12 with 12:59 left in the half. The Rams pushed their lead to as many
as five points, 17-12 after an Ngene-Igwe lay-up midway through the
half. The Rams would hold on to their lead, but the feisty Hawks tied
the game, 28-28 in the final four minutes of the half. It was then that
the Rams would begin their struggles as the team didn’t record a field
goal for the remainder of the half and took a 35-29 deficit into the
locker room at halftime.
The second half saw the Rams’ struggles continue as the team kept up the
fight, but they could not put the points they needed on the scoreboard.
The half started with some solid defensive efforts by both teams.
Neither team scored for the first three minutes before sophomore guard
Julius Barnes hit a three-pointer with 16:49 left to play and pulled the
Rams to within three points, 35-32. However, the three-point cushion was
as close as the Rams would get as the team fell behind the Hawks by as
many as 20 points, 82-62 in the final minute of the game. The Rams would
keep chipping away, but in the end, the Rams took the 85-65 loss.
With the loss, the Rams fall to 4-10 overall and 2-3 in Central
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play. The Rams will return
to action, Monday when the team heads to Elizabeth City, N.C. to take on
the Elizabeth City State Vikings. For more information on Rams men’s
basketball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336)
750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.
MBB: UMES 92, Hampton 83
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The Hampton University men’s basketball team began
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play for the 2017-18 season with a 92-83
loss at Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday.
After falling behind 11-6 early in the opening half of play, the Pirates
were forced to fight back throughout the opening 20 minutes of play.
Hampton (5-11, 0-1 MEAC) was able to take a one-point lead twice, but
could not overcome the Hawks and Ahmad Frost, who scored 23 points in
the first period leading UMES to a 50-41 lead at the break.
UMES closed the first half with a 10-3 run over the final three and a
half minutes, with Frost and Tyler Jones each hitting three-pointers.
Frost was good for 6-of-7 from three-point land and Jones scored 13 for
UMES, marking 36 of the team’s 50 points.
Jermaine Marrow scored 11 for the Pirates in the first half, while
dishing out three assists and recording three steals.
The Hawks (5-12, 1-1 MEAC) pushed their lead to as many as 19, going
ahead 68-49, seven minutes into the second half, but the Pirates made a
run. Marrow got his first basket of the second half in transition,
slicing through the UMES defense, sparking an 8-3 run, which got the
deficit to 14 points, bringing about a timeout from the Hawks.
Out of the quick break, the Pirates continued to chip away, with Marrow
hitting another layup, before a pair from the line by Greg Heckstall got
the lead down to 11 points at the midway point of the second half.
Marrow finished with a team-high 19 points in the game for the Pirates.
Frost, who had been held to just three points in the first 10 minutes of
the second half ended the Hampton run, hitting a contested layup down
the left wing while taking contact and hit the free throw for the
three-point play, for a 75-61 UMES lead.
A five-point spurt in a span of just seven seconds allowed the deficit
to dip inside single digits for the first time in more than 10 minutes.
Charles Wilson-Fisher was able to get a quick steal under the basket and
put home the layup before another UMES turnover on the inbounds gave
Wilson-Fisher another layup and a foul. The three-point play made it a
76-70 game with just under eight minutes left in the game. The spurt for
Wilson-Fisher marked five of the freshman’s career-high 16 points in the
After five UMES free throws looked to pull the Hawks away, Trevond
Barnes buried a three-pointer from the left wing, getting the edge back
down to six points, but that was as close as the Pirates could get
through the remainder of the game.
UMES made its way in the second half at the free-throw line, scoring 15
points from the charity stripe, going 15-of-26 from the line while
Hampton attempted just 11 free throws in the closing 20 minutes.
Heckstall finished a point shy of a double-double, scoring nine and
grabbing 10 rebounds along with blocking two shots, while Malique
Trent-Street scored 15 points and a season-high 10 assists off the
Hampton remains on the road, traveling next to Howard University for a
MEAC contest, originally slated for Monday, the game has been postponed
to Tuesday, January 9 and will tipoff at 5:30 p.m.
For more information on Hampton University men's basketball, visit the
official Pirates website at www.hamptonpirates.com.
Chowan WBB Upset By WSSU In Overtime
MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Chowan Women's Basketball team was dealt their
second straight loss and first loss in CIAA play as the Rams of
Winston-Salem State took down the Hawks 101-96 in overtime on Saturday
FINAL | Chowan 96, Winston-Salem State 101 OT
RECORDS | Chowan 11-3 (3-1), Winston-Salem State 6-8 (1-4)
LOCATION | Murfreesboro, N.C. (Helms Center)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Chantel Roberts and Dhyamond Crenshaw tallied 54 combined points for the
Hawks with Roberts scoring 28 points to go with 12 rebounds.
Mariah Coker set a new school record with 11 assists in her first
double-double of her career adding 12 points to the mix. Danielle Weldon
(15) and Jada Lee (10) reached double-figures scoring marks.
Winston-Salem State duo of Kandace Tate and Brionna Pate combined for 66
points and 20 rebounds.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Chowan was unable to get a shot to drop in the early portion of the
contest as WSSU jumped out to an early 8-0 lead. Chantel Roberts broke
the seal on the Hawks' basket with a jumper. Danielle Weldon continued
the attack with an old-fashioned three-point play.
The Hawks would continue to cut away at the deficit as Jada Lee,
Danielle Weldon and Chantel Roberts notched baskets to cut the deficit
to 12-11 with 2:31 remaining in the quarter.
The Rams widened the gap to 19-13 to end the quarter as Mariah Coker
scored the lone basket down the stretch.
The Rams continued to attack seeing their advantage swell to
double-figures, 23-13, just 1:08 into the second stanza. Chowan would go
on a 7-2 run sparked by Chantel Roberts' long distance connection to
trim the deficit to five, 25-20.
Chantel Roberts drained another trey along with two baskets by Jada Lee
kept the contest within two points, 34-32.
The Hawks and Rams continued to trade baskets until half time as
Winston-Salem took a 42-40 advantage into the locker room.
WSSU came out firing in the third quarter on a 15-6 run, giving the Rams
a double-digit lead once again, 57-46, midway through the quarter.
Joanne Williams and Dhyamond Crenshaw contributed to the scoring for the
Chowan responded with a 16-3 run of their own to grab their first lead
of the contest, 62-60, with just over a minute to play in the quarter.
Danielle Weldon sparked the rally with a trey. Dhyamond Crenshaw added
eight points in the run including a three-point play. Mariah Coker
knotted the contest up with a jumper in the paint followed by Weldon's
jumper at the elbow to put the Hawks on top.
The Rams countered with a 6-0 run to end the quarter to lead 66-62
heading to the final quarter.
The quarter started with both teams trading baskets as Dhyamond Crenshaw
connected on a layup and Mariah Coker hitting from behind the arc.
Danielle Weldon and Chantel Roberts gave the Hawks a 73-72 lead knocking
down a pair from deep.
Six points by Chantel Roberts kept the Hawks in front as the lead
continued to change hands in the one possession battle. Mariah Coker's
triple gave the Hawks an 88-84 lead with 1:28 remaining in regulation.
WSSU knotted things up at 88-all with nine ticks left. Mariah Coker had
a look at the basket as time expired but was unable to get it to drop.
Both teams converted from the charity stripe and the floor early as the
score remained tied 93-all with 2:17 left in overtime.
WSSU gained the advantage with a jumper and a pair from the stripe to
lead 97-93 with 1:04 left. Following an administrative technical
Dhyamond Crenshaw brought the Hawks to within one, 97-96, connecting on
3-4 from the charity stripe.
The Rams put the game on ice with a bucket and a pair of freebies to
upend the Hawks 101-96.
Chowan will continue cross-divisional play in the CIAA with a home
contest against Livingstone on Monday, January 8. Tip-off is slated for
|Pate, Tate Power Rams in 101-96
Overtime Win at Chowan
WSSU duo combines for 66 points to lead Rams to victory
Trevin Q. Goodwin
MURFREESBORO, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (6-8, 1-3 CIAA) bounced
back in a big way to take a 101-96 overtime road win over the Chowan
Lady Hawks (11-3, 3-1 CIAA), Saturday afternoon. The Rams took the win
behind a pair of dominating performances from senior center Kandace Tate
and junior forward Brionna Pate as the two combined to score 66 of the
Rams points in the win.
The Rams put on their second offensive explosion in a week to claim the
victory. After scoring 103 points in a home win over West Virginia State
last Sunday, the Rams broke the century mark again with 101 points,
Saturday. As a team, the Rams shot 50.7% (36-of-71) from the floor while
holding the Lady Hawks to shooting just 41.4% (36-of-87) from the floor.
It was Pate that led the way for the Rams with 35 points with 13
rebounds in the game while Tate added 31 points as well. Senior guard
Tiana Edwards added 15 points in the game.
The game was a dramatic one with a thrilling first and second half
efforts from both teams. The Rams took control of the game early with an
8-0 run that was capped by an Edwards three-pointer with 7:41 left in
the quarter. Though Chowan would attempt to cut into the Rams’ lead, the
Rams held on to take a 19-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. In
the second quarter, the Rams pushed their lead to as many as 10 points,
23-13, after a pair of Pate free throws with 8:52 left in the half.
Chowan would work to cut the WSSU lead down to just two points, 34-32
with 3:24 left to play, but the Rams would never relent as they took
their 42-40 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The drama would continue in the second quarter. The Rams started the
half on the right note as they pushed their lead to double-digits once
again after a Pate jumper at the 5:49 mark gave the team a 55-44 lead.
The WSSU lead would not hold up, however, as Chowan erased the lead and
even left the Rams trailing, 60-62 with 1:22 left in the quarter. The
Rams would answer in a big way with four straight points, including a
pair of free throws from freshman guard Nyona Shields and a jumper from
Tate that ended the quarter with the Rams on top, 64-60. The effort
would set the stage for a dramatic fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter was a see saw battle with both teams claiming leads
throughout the period. After going ahead by as many as five points,
69-64 after a Pate three-pointer with 8:38 left to play, the Rams
eventually found themselves trailing, 73-72 with 6:40 left in the
quarter. In the final minutes, the lead swung from side to side with the
Rams falling behind by as many as four points. However, Pate would hit a
jumper with 00:08 left to play to tie the game, 88-88 before a Chowan
missed jumper at the buzzer sent the game into overtime.
The Rams dominated the overtime period, outscoring the Lady Hawks, 13-8
to claim the win. After falling behind 89-90 with 3:52 left to play, the
Rams went on an 8-3 run that was capped by a pair of Tate free throws to
go ahead 97-93. From there, the Rams clamped down on defense and never
allowed the Lady Hawks to regain the lead and sealed the 101-96 win.
The 101 points marked the second time in a week that the Rams scored at
least 100 points in a week. Prior to last Sunday, the team hadn’t scored
100 points since the 2012 season.
With the win, the Ram improve to 5-7 overall and 6-8 overall and 1-3 in
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play. The Rams will
return to action, Monday evening when the team closes out its three-game
road trip with a 5:30 p.m. game at Elizabeth City State. For more
information on Rams women’s basketball, contact the WSSU Office of
Athletic Media Relations log on to www.WSSURams.com.
|Lady Bulldogs Basketball Bounces Shaw
Lady Bears 73-49
BOWIE, Md. – Bowie State Bulldogs women’s basketball rolled by visiting
Shaw University on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Lady Bears 73-49.
The win improves the Bulldogs’ record to 10-3 overall and 3-1 in league
Leading the Bulldogs offensively was senior Kiara Colston (Burtonsville,
Md.) with a personal season-best 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the
field to go along with four rebounds and a game-high five assists.
Fellow senior Kyah Proctor (Capital Heights, Md.) contributed 14 points
and pulled down seven rebounds. Senior Ty-Nita Baker (Houston, Miss.)
came off the bench to add 10 points. Sophomore Dynaisha Christian
(Pocomoke, Md.) tied her career-high in rebounds with eight and added
The Bulldogs carried a 30-21 lead into intermission and made 11-of-30
first half field goals (36.7 percent), which included 31.3 percent
(5-of-15) beyond the arc. Shaw managed just 6-of-22 (percent) shooting
over the first 20 minutes.
With a two-point advantage before tip-off, courtesy of an administrative
technical foul on Bowie State, the Lady Bears lead was short lived as
BSU’s Proctor drained a 3-pointer. Shaw’s Johnson-Tyler shifted the lead
back over to the Lady Bears at 4-3. The lead would change hands two more
times over the next two minutes before a Colston triple tied the contest
at 8-all at the 4:52 mark. The Bulldogs closed the opening quarter with
a 7-1 run to take a 15-9 lead they would not relinquish for the
remainder of the afternoon.
A 3-pointer from the Lady Bears’ Raquel Kellow (Conroe, Texas) pulled
Shaw within three to start the second quarter but BSU started to pull
away from Shaw led by a 13-5 scoring margin with 2:35 remaining in the
first half. The Lady Bears would outscore the Bulldogs 4-2 in the last
2:15 to fall behind 30-21 at halftime.
Bowie State outscored Shaw in all four quarters, including a 22-12 third
quarter domination that pulled the Bulldogs away from Shaw heading into
The final quarter featured much of the same for the Lady Bears as the
Bulldogs scored nine points off six Shaw turnovers. The Lady Bears would
not get any closer than 17 points (64-47) for the remainder of the
Shaw’s offensive struggle resulted in the Lady Bears shooting 36 percent
from the floor (18-of-50), 12.5 percent from long distance (1-of-8) and
just 63.2 percent from the charity stripe (12-of-19).
Shaw (3-12 / 1-3 CIAA) was led by Lervencia Johnson-Tyler’s (Many, La.)
double-double of 21 points and 10 points while Tahniya Sweatt (Pasadena,
Calif.) tallied 11 points in the loss.
The Bulldogs will entertain the Lady Broncos of Fayetteville State in
its next conference matchup on Monday (January 8th) with game time set
for 5:30 p.m.