Friday, February 26, 2016

CIAA TOURNAMENT: Shaw beats Chowan in ladies semifinals

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- Shaw University secured a spot in the CIAA Championship game with an 86-77 victory over Chowan University on Friday afternoon. The Lady Bears entered the contest as the No. 1 seed out of the CIAA Southern Division while the Hawks were the No. 2 seed from the Northern Division. Shaw advances with a 24-6 overall record while the Hawks move to 20-8 on the year after Friday's setback.

Jacques Curtis, Head Coach at Shaw University noted, "We got off to a good start. We knew it was going to be a tough game for us as Chowan is one of the stronger teams in the conference. We pride ourselves on playing good defense and the team did a good job tonight, especially in the first half despite us giving second chances in the second half."

Head Coach Patrick Mashuda added, "Today was a tale of two halves for sure. The team that played with the greatest energy won each half…Hats of to Shaw, they shot the ball very well. We gave Shaw everything we had in the second half and really just ran out of time…This is a great learning experience for the younger players on our team. I thought they handled the adversity of the first half well in the second half."

Kaula Jacks paced Shaw with a team-high 19 points while Aaliyah Mercer added 16 points in the win. Laquisha Taylor and Eboni Ross both notched 13 points for the Lady Bears with Ross grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds (three offensive, nine defensive).


No comments: