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Thursday, January 31, 2013

LADY BULLDOGS KNOCK OFF VIRGINIA STATE 75-66 IN CIAA NORTHERN DIVISION CLASH



BOWIE, Md. - As was the case in their last victory this season, the Bowie State University women’s basketball team got a balanced scoring effort at home and upended visiting Virginia State, 75-66.

The Lady Bulldogs secured a much-needed victory in improving to 6-12 on the season and 3-7 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Sophomore guard/forward Bria Robinson (Richmond, Va.) led the way with a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds (all defensive) as she limited numerous second chances for the visiting Lady Trojans (9-11, CIAA).

Hagerstown, Md. native and Lady Bulldogs’ junior guard Alessandra Flores scored 14 points to go along with four rebounds.

Sophomore guard Channell Mackey (Clinton, Md.) chipped in 11 points and four rebounds and four assists while sophomore guard/forward Jasmine McIntosh had 12 points and four assists.

Sophomore guard Jasmine Jacobs (Baltimore, Md.) contributed an, eight-point, five-rebound effort while freshman forward Bronx, N.Y. native also had a solid four-point, five-rebound outing.

For the Lady Trojans, sophomore guard Da’Shae Jones (Norfolk, Va.) led her team with 20 points and five rebounds.

The Lady Bulldogs trailed, 3-0, after Jones hit the first shot of the game and never trailed for the for the next 39 minutes, 27 seconds as the Lady Bulldogs cruised at home.

Midway through the first half, the Lady Bulldogs had built a, 21-9, lead after a McIntosh layup. The Lady Trojans did manage to cut the Lady Bulldogs lead to, 36-32, after Jones hit a jumper with three seconds left.

Jones opened the second half with a three-point field goal to cut the Lady Bulldogs lead to just one, 36-35.

Over the next 1:30 of the game, the Lady Bulldogs went on a, 5-0, run to extend the lead to six after a made attempt by Robinson.

The Bulldogs increased their lead to, 58-45, nearly midway through the second half and never looked back.

Saturday afternoon the Lady Bulldogs will host Elizabeth City State at 5:30 p.m. at the A.C. Jordan Arena. 

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