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Friday, January 4, 2013

Bowie State Women's Basketball Post Game Story


BOWIE, Md. – Junior transfer Kammera Johnson (Louisburg College) scored a career-high 21 points and added a game-best six assists to lead Bowie State to a 76-61 home conference victory over Livingstone College. The win sets the Lady Bulldogs record at 1-0 in the CIAA (4-5 overall) while the Lady Blue Bears slip to 4-6 (0-1 CIAA). 

Junior Brooke Miles came off the bench to add 12 points and the duo of senior Jasmine Jacobs and sophomore Jasmine McIntosh chipped in 11 points each. Miles added a four assists, three rebounds, a block and one steal. McIntosh hit 4-of-6 field goals, which included three 3-pointers, to go along with five rebounds.

“It’s great to start the conference portion of the schedule with a win”, said second-year head coach Renard Smith. “Our game plan was refuse to lose tonight and we did that”!

For Livingstone, Ashley Walker (Washington, D.C.) recorded a team-high 18 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Cierra York (Winston-Salem, N.C.) was the only other Lady Blue Bears player to score in double figures, tallying 13 points, seven rebounds and a team-high four assists.

In Bowie State’s most recent contest, the Lady Bulldogs shot 47.1 percent from the floor, converting 24-of-51 field goal attempts. Of the 24 Bowie State field goals, a season-best 17 were beyond the arc. On the other side of the stat sheet, Livingstone made 20-of-59 from the field (33.9 percent).

Livingstone led 31-29 at intermission, as six players found the scoring column. York topped the charts with 10 points. Kelcyn Manurs (Reston, VA) added seven, while Tiffany Evans (Durham, NC), Ashley Walker (Washington, D.C.) and Jasmine Murray (Washington, D.C.) added four points each. Kendra McKinney (Daleville, Ala.) scored two points in the first 20 minutes.

Livingstone opened the second stanza with a 17-6 run, concluding the flurry on a Evans layup with 15:59 remaining. Walker was personally responsible for 10 points in the spurt, as the Lady Blue Bears took a 48-35 advantage.

Bowie State remained calm and regained the lead (59-58) for good at the 8:03 mark on a 3-pointer by McIntosh. Six of the eight Lady Bulldogs field goals during the run were of the 3-point variety. Bowie State pushed the lead to 10 points (68-58) on another McIntosh 3-point field goal at the 4:22 mark and cruised to the victory the rest of the way.

Livingstone dominated in the paint, holding a 28-6 advantage. In addition to BSU’s season-highs in assists, the Lady Bulldogs set season-highs in field goal percentage (47.1), 3-point field goal percentage (63.0) and assists (18).

Bowie State returns to the court Saturday (January 5), hosting the Lady Golden Bulls of Johnson C. Smith University at 5:30 pm.

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