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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bowie State U Basketball: Vs Shaw Men's and Women's Results

BSU (Women)-Late First Half Drought Dooms Bowie State Lady Bulldogs in 69-58 Loss to Shaw

BOWIE, Md. – Bowie State women’s basketball struggles continue as the Lady Bulldogs fall behind late in the first half and never recovered in a 69-58 setback to the Lady Bears of Shaw.  The loss, BSU’s fourth straight, drops the Lady Bulldogs record to 6-7overall (1-4 CIAA).

Junior Donia Naylor (Washington, D.C.) paced Bowie State with a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds. Junior teammate Denver Clyde Glen (Burnie, Md.) chipped in a dozen second half points to go along with seven rebounds after sitting out the first 20 minutes. Senior Uchechi Ahaiwe (Riverdale, Md.) and junior Ashley Castle (Brooklyn, N.Y.) contributed eight points each. Castle led the Lady Bulldogs with five assists.

Shaw (10-5 / 4-1 CIAA) built a double digit lead in the first half on the back of strong defense and rebounding.  BSU fought back in the second half, outrebounding the Lady Bears 33-22 in the closing period alone.  Though they would pull as close as five, Shaw then quickly extended the lead, finally claiming the double-digit win.

In the first, Bowie State attacked Shaw from long distance, launching 11 shots from beyond the arc and putting up 34 shots overall.  The Shaw defense, though, held them to only hitting nine of those shots, for 26.5 percent.  Shaw put up 30 shots, hitting 12 for a 40 percent shooting rate.

Bowie State started the game by challenging Shaw from beyond the arc.  Three of Bowie State’s first four shots were three-point attempts, with graduate student Ashley Davis (Odenton, Md.) responsible for that one as Shaw built a 6-3 lead. Shaw extended that lead to 11-5, but Bowie State responded with five straight points, to trim the Shaw lead to one.  Micah Brooks hit a pair of free throws for Shaw, but Bowie State answered with a bucket to keep the Shaw lead at one.

Ariel Hatcher hit a three on the left wing to extend the Shaw lead to four, but Naylor hit a bucket and converted the three-point play to trim the lead yet again.  Castle then hit a bucket for the Lady Bulldogs to take the lead with 10:05 left in the first half.

The two teams exchanged threes, and Bowie State got a bucket to extend their lead to three.  Kamiya Burwell hit a long three to tie the contest at 22 with 8:55 until the break. 

With Shaw leading 27-24, the two teams went cold, with neither hitting a bucket for nearly four minutes.  Burwell hit a jumper to put Shaw back on the board and, the next time down court, sank a long three from the right wing to give Shaw a 32-24 lead with 2:36 left in the half.

Bowie State went even longer without a bucket, after a layup by junior Alisha Burley (Baltimore, Md.) with 6:24 left in the half, the Lady Bulldogs did not score again the rest of the half.  By that time, Shaw had built a 34-24 lead going into the locker room at the half.

The two teams played evenly for the opening minutes of the second half.  With 14:38 left in the game, Diamond Mitchell hit a layup to give Shaw a 43-33 lead. Bowie State responded by scoring five straight to trim the Shaw lead to five at 43-38 with 13:12 left. The Lady Bears then went on an 11-6 run to build the lead back to ten with 8:28 left.

Leading 57-48, Shaw went on a six-point run, culminating in a Bryann Guyton jumper that gave the Lady Bears a 63-48 lead with 5:11left.

The Lady Bulldogs battled back, cutting the Shaw lead to seven when Castle hit a jumper to make the score 65-58 with 47 seconds left, but it was too little too late as the Lady Bears held on for the 69-58 win.

Burwell finished the game with 19 points, nine from beyond the arc.  Verdine Warner and Hatcher had 12 apiece.  Brooks' nine rebounds and Kaula Jacks' five assists led the Lady Bears.

Bowie State returns to the hardwood on Monday (1/13) hosting Fayetteville State at 5:30 pm.

(BSU Men) Gatling Free Throws Lift Bowie State to 60-59 Victory over Shaw Bears

BOWIE, Md. – Senior Ray Gatling (Oxon Hill, Md.) drained two free throws with 1.7 seconds remaining in the game to lift the Bowie State University Bulldogs to a 60-59 victory over the Shaw University Bears. The win snapped a five-game slide for the Bulldogs and stopped a four-game winning streak by the Bears.

Gatling finished the game with a game-high 18 points and seniors Carlos Smith (Baltimore, Md.) and David Golladay (Upper Marlboro, Md.) added 15 and 11 points respectively. Graduate student Brian Freeman (Clinton, Md.) had a team-high eight rebounds and junior Zafir Williams (Philadelphia, Pa.) dished out a game-high six assists.

The loss is the first for the Bears in five conference games.  They fall to 6-9 on the season and are 4-1 in CIAA play.  The win is Bowie State’s first in five conference games, and they stand at 7-9 overall. 

Shaw's shooting was the highlight of the first half, as they hit 54.5 percent of their shots, but then committed eight turnovers.  In comparison, Bowie State hit only 36.7 percent of their shots, but committed only three miscues.

In the second, though, Shaw's shooting touch abandoned them as they hit only 32 percent, compared to 42.9 percent for Bowie State. 

Free throws determined the game at the end, and while both teams shot in the same range (71.4 percent for Shaw, 75 percent for Bowie State), it was the Bulldogs that hit free throws late, when the game was on the line.

The game started evenly with both teams holding their own.  With 14:55 left in the first, Larry Richardson hit a three and then a free throw to give the Bears an 11-5 lead.

Bowie State then employed a full-court press that created difficulties for Shaw inbounding the ball.  Despite that, Shaw still held a 16-10 lead with 12:03 left after Derrick Hunter sank two of three free throws. The Bulldogs used the press and strong rebounding to their advantage, scoring four straight and cutting the Shaw lead to two before Hunter got a rebound and layup to extend the lead back to four with 10:33 left in the half.

Shaw continued to nurse a small lead for five minutes.  With 5:02 left in the half, DaAaron Ward sank a long two to give Shaw a 28-23 lead.

With 2:07 left in the first, senior Trawn Rogers (Baltimore, Md.) hit a three for Bowie State that cut the Shaw lead to only one at 32-31, but Hunter responded with a three on the left wing to extend the lead back to four, 35-31. The teams would exchange buckets to give Shaw a 37-33 lead at the half.

The early minutes of the second half presaged what was to come -- with each team scoring only a bucket apiece in the opening three and a half minutes of the second half.
With 13:52 left, DaAaron Ward tipped in a missed shot to give Shaw a 46-42 lead.  The Bears would not score again for four minutes, when Richardson hit a jumper to knot the score at 48. The bucket was the start of what would become a nine-point run, ending with a three from Hunter that gave Shaw a 55-48 lead.

With 4:16 left, and Shaw holding a 57-50 lead, BSU began a seven-point run that tied the score at 57 with 1:57 remaining.  Koron Reed responded by tipping in a missed shot and giving Shaw back the lead with just over a minute left in the game.

With 18.5 seconds left in the game, Andre Paulk was called for a foul.  Gatling hit one of two to cut the Shaw lead to 59-58. 

With 16.8 left, Paulk was fouled and missed the front end of the one-and-one.  BSU brought the ball down court, and then called a timeout with five seconds left.  With 1.7 seconds left, Gatling drove the lane and drew the foul.  He made the first free throw to tie the game, then Shaw called a timeout in an effort to ice the shooter, but he hit the second, giving the Bulldogs a 60-59 lead and the eventual win.

Hunter was the only Bear in double figures with 17 points.  He also led the team in rebounds with nine.

The Bulldogs return to action on Monday (January 13th) hosting the Broncos of Fayetteville State with tip time is set for 7:30 pm.

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