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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bowie State Mens and Womens Hoops Results Vs Winston Salem State

Winston-Salem State Free Throws Make Difference in 56-61 Win over Bowie State Lady Bulldogs

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Free throws made the difference for the second game in a row, as the Bowie State women's basketball drops a 56-51 decision to Winston-Salem State. WSSU's Lady Rams (9-4 / 3-0 CIAA) made 24-of-39 free throws compared to 11-of-19 for the Lady Bulldogs.

Junior Ashley Castle (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was the only Bowie State player to score in double figures, tallying 11 points. Graduate student Uchechi Ahwaiwe (Riverdale, Md.) added eight points and six rebounds and juniors Alisha Burley (Baltimore, Md.) and Jasmine McIntosh (Bowie, Md.) scored six points each. Junior Donia Naylor (Washington, D.C.) led the Lady Bulldogs on the glass with a personal season-best seven rebounds.

Bowie State jumped out to a 10-2 lead. However, a Jasmine Elum lay-up at the 12:56 mark kickstarted the Lady Rams’ effort as the team erased their deficit with a 14-6 run that tied the game, 16-16 with 5:19 left in the first half. Winston-Salem State scored the next three points only to see a Burley 3-pointer tie the game again.

A Dionna Scott layup gave WSSU the lead on the Lady Rams’ next trip down the floor, but Bowie State’s Ahaiwe answered with a layup of her own to create the fourth tie of the first half at 21.

The Lady Bulldogs used a pair of free throws by senior Alessandra Flores Conway (Hagerstown, Md.), an Ahaiwe free throw and a Naylor layup to go into the locker room at halftime with a 26-23 lead.

The second half looked like more of the same for the Lady Rams as the home team trailed the Lady Bulldogs, 38-33 with 13:58 left to play. Though the Lady Rams would continue to chip away, the Winston-Salem State was never able overcome their deficit as they trailed the Lady Bulldogs, 47-42 with5:46 left to play. It was there that the Lady Rams would make their stand as they clamped down for a 9-2 run that gave the team its first lead of the second half, 51-49 with 2:38 left to play.

The Lady Rams turned to their defensive efforts to close out the game as they held the Lady Bulldogs to just one field goal over the final 6:49 of the game and hit some clutch free throws to seal the 56-51 win.

Scott was Winston-Salem State’s top scorer and rebounder with 13 and eight respectively. Jovonah Graham recorded eight points and Raven Fields along with Amanda Hairston added six points apiece.

Bowie State (6-5 / 1-2 CIAA) returns home to host Saint Augustine's on Thursday (1/9) evening at 5:30 pm.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Bowie State men's basketball suffered its fourth loss in row, losing 77-57 to the Rams of Winston-Salem State. Senior Ray Gatling (Oxon Hill, Md.) poured in a team-high 22 points to lead Bowie State.

Winston-Salem State Strolls to 77-57 Home Win against Bowie State?s Bulldogs

It was all Rams all night long, as Winston-Salem State started hot and never cooled off as Marquez Jones was on fire from behind the three point arc, and Preston Ross was solid in all aspects of the game as the Rams jumped out to a 13-5 lead, before the Bowie State Bulldogs managed to claw their way back to tie the game at 19-19 midway through the first half on a Gatling three-point play.

A 15-2 run by WSSU quickly got their lead back to double figures before Bowie State would fight their way back to within five  points at 37-32, once again on the play of Gatling. The Rams scored the final five points of the half on a 3-pointer by Javan Wells and two free throws by WyKevin Bazemore to give Winston-Salem State a 42-32 halftime advantage.

Bowie State come out of the half and put some pressure on the Rams, as they cut into the WSSU lead by trimming it to six points, before the Rams would go on an 18-5 run to push the lead to 21 points at 62-41 with a little over 12 minutes left to play.

The Rams would keep their foot on the gas, as Marquez Jones continued his hot shooting, and the inside presence of Preston Ross and Bazemore took control.

Bowie State would have one last run left in them as they would go on an 11-4 run to cut into the lead, but once again the Rams would keep the Bulldogs at bay with strong play from the entire team, as they would finish the game on an 11-5 to take a 77-57 win over Bowie State.

For the Rams, Jones finished with 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals, and Ross added 20 points and six rebounds. Tyre Desmore added 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal, while Bazemore chipped in eight points, a game-high 13 rebounds and two steals.

The Bulldogs were manhandled on the glass with the Rams holding a decisive 47-25 rebound advantage. The 25 BSU rebounds were a season-low for the Bulldogs with sophomore Andre Jackson (Owings Mills, Md.) responsible for six to go along with seven points. Sophomore Justin Beck (Baltimore, Md.) tallied seven points.

Bowie State concludes their three-game CIAA southern swing with a 6-8 overall record (0-3 CIAA) and will entertain Saint Augustine's University in the A.C. Jordan Arena on Thursday (1/9) night at 7:30 pm.

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