Sunday, January 31, 2016

Virginia State Men’s Basketball Secures Victory Over LU Lions

LINCOLN, Pennsylvania -- The VSU Trojans men's basketball team secured a 81-63 victory over the Lincoln University Lions on January 30 in their CIAA Northern Division contest.

The win catapults the Trojans to a 14-4 overall record, 9-1 in the conference 4-1 in the CIAA Northern Division.

VSU ended the night shooting 42.6 percent (26-61) from the field, 37.5 percent (9-24) from behind the arc, and 71.4 percent (120-286-19) at the line.

Junior All-CIAA Preseason pick Elijah Moore (Yorktown, VA) led the game with 17 points while juniors Kevin Williams (Franklinton, NC) and Marcus James (Baltimore, MD) rounded out the double digit scoring with 10 points each.

After Kevin Williams secured the first basket of the game, the Trojans gradually gained momentum to dominate the game. Senior Javon Moore (Fairfax, VA) sunk a 3-pointer with 14:19 left in the half to give VSU a chance to pull away. The Trojans quickly expanded the scoring gap going into halftime with 20 point lead, 43-23.

VSU continued to control the game in the second half to take the 81-63 win.

The Trojans will take the court on Wednesday, February 3 in Raleigh, NC to face the Bears of Shaw University. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the Trojans next home game on Saturday, February 6. VSU will be celebrating their Alumni Winter Festival at the Orange Out game.

The Virginia State Department of Athletics annual 1,000 cans, 1 goal campaign initiative is underway. The canned food items collected will be donated to the local food banks. The Department encourages all fans, alumni, faculty and friends to bring a canned food item to all of the home basketball games this season.

For more information on VSU Trojans men's basketball, follow Trojans Athletics on Twitter @VSUsports, or call 804-524-5030.



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