Sunday, January 10, 2016

Shaw Lady Bears Rip Bowie State’s Lady Bulldogs 79-49

BOWIE, Maryland  --  Bowie State University women's basketball shot a season-low 26.8 percent from the field, which included of 7-of-22 beyond the arc on Saturday afternoon and lost 79-49 to Shaw University.

Bowie State (9-5, 2-2 CIAA) got 20 points from sophomore Kyah Proctor (Capitol Heights, Md.) and junior Ashley Jennings (Newark, N.J. added 13 points in the loss. The Lady Bulldogs sophomore trio of Jasmine Orsted (Dickson, Tenn.), Lisa Jing (Laurel, Md.) and Robin Heard (Waldorf, Md.) scored four points apiece. Bowie State's leading scorer Kiara Colston (Burtonsville, Md.) was held to a season low three points and senior Jourdan Stanhope (Columbus, Ohio) scored two points.

The Lady Bears would build their largest lead of the half at 14-points after two free throws from Anderson at the 4:32 mark. Shaw outscored the Lady Bulldogs 21-15 to go into the locker room with a 40-29 lead at halftime.

In the first half, Shaw outscored the Lady Bulldogs 22-10 in the paint, 22-4 in bench scoring and 11-9 in points off of turnovers.

The Lady Bears picked up where they left off in the third quarter as Shaw opened up the quarter with a 6-3 run. The Lady Bulldogs would battle back after knocking down two-consecutive 3-pointers to cut at the lead (38-47) with 6:45 on the clock but Shaw would not relinquish the lead as they outscored BSU 25-14 in the quarter and 14-6 in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

The Lady Bears had five players score in double figures with Michelle Wright (Baltimore, Md.) leading Shaw's attack with a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Eboni Ross (Columbia, S.C.) contributed 12 points and four rebounds, while Kaula Jacks (Chesapeake Beach, Md.), Tabatha Anderson (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and Laquisha Taylor (Charlotte, N.C.) adding 10 points each. Taylor also had 10 rebounds, while Klintisha Martin (Atlanta, Ga.) had seven rebounds for Shaw.

Shaw shot a blistering 70 percent from the field (14-of-20) in the first half and ended the afternoon with a 59.6 field goal shooting percentage on 24-of-47. The Bears knocked down 21-of-26 free throws (80.8 percent) and out-rebounded the Lady Bulldogs 45-31.

On the other side of the stat sheet, Bowie State made only 19-of-71 field goals overall and only had seven free throw attempts, making four.

The Lady Bulldogs will look to rebound on Monday (January 11th) evening when they host Fayetteville State University. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in the A.C. Jordan Arena.



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