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Friday, January 31, 2020

NCAA Basketball Bowie State U Hoops Results Vs. VA Union

Virginia Union Panthers Outlast Bowie State's Bulldogs 82-71

BOWIE, Md. - Bowie State suffered an 82-71 loss to conference foe Virginia Union inside the A.C. Jordan Arena before a live ESPN3 audience on Thursday evening. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 13-9 this season, 5-4 in conference play and 1-1 within the division. The victory pushed the Panthers to 12-10 overall, 5-4 in conference play and 2-2 North.

“We weren’t deserving on winning tonight … They outworked us, they out fought us, they outrebounded us and I tip my hat to them”, said Bowie State Head Coach Darrell Brooks.

Bowie State started the game slow as Virginia Union jumped to a quick 13-1 lead at the 17:22 mark. But the Bulldogs chipped away at the Panthers lead and eventually tied the game at 27 apiece at the 6:05 mark. The score for the remainder of the period stayed close as Bowie State finally took the 37-36 lead going into halftime.

Unlike the first half, Bowie State controlled the lead for most of the period. They held it up until the 6:39 mark, when Virginia Union’s Terrell Leach converted on a layup to put the Panthers up, 64-62. With Leach going on a scoring rampage in the second half, the Bulldogs were unable to recapture its lead and eventually saw the game slip out of their hands.

Senior David Belle (Hyattsville, Md.), who scored his 1,000th career point at the 6:34 mark in the first half, led the Bulldogs in scoring with 17 points. Senior Juwan Smith (Lexington Park, Md.) followed up with 13 points. Junior Justin Route (Washington D.C.) added 12 points while seniors Cameron Haynes (Upper Marlboro, Md.) and Saiquan Jamison (Upper Marlboro, Md.) scored 10 points each.

Virginia Union was led by Leach who scored 30 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field. Raemaad Wright added 21 points and Jordan Peebles followed up with 12 points.

For the game, Virginia Union shot 55 percent (30-of-55) from the field, 27 percent (3-of-11) behind the 3-point line and made 73 percent (19-of-26) of its free throws. The Panthers dominated inside, outscoring the Bulldogs 50-22 in the paint.

Bowie State shot 39 percent (24-of-61) from the field, 41 percent (10-of-24) from long-distance and made 54 percent (13-of-24) of its free throws. The Bulldogs held advantages in points off turnovers (19-16) and bench points (26-12).

On Saturday (2/1), Bowie State will look to get back into the win column against Virginia State University, in another conference matchup at home.

Bulldog Women’s Basketball Topples Nationally Ranked Virginia Union 49-44

BOWIE, Md. – Junior Talanya Hutton (Seat Pleasant, MD) did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs as the team beat rivals Virginia Union 49-44 on Thursday evening. The third-year player scored team-high 17 points while Shameka McNeill led the Virginia Union Lady Panthers in scoring with 13 points. Bowie State improves to 17-3, (7-2 CIAA / 1-1 North) while Virginia Union dips to 16-3 overall, 7-2 in league play and 2-2 in the division.
Bowie State played some tough defense and a balanced offensive attack to claim the win. As a team, the Bulldogs held the Lady Panthers to shooting just 33.3 percent (17-of-51) from the floor while shooting only 28.6 percent (14-of-49) from the floor in the game. 
The Lady Panthers took control of the game early in the first quarter by going on a 7-0 run. McNeill hot start gave VUU a 10-1 lead after knocking down a deep three at 7:11. VUU pulled away 14-6 after Ifunanya Okoye’s layup with 2:22 remaining. However, the Bulldogs allowed the Lady Panthers to close the quarter with a pair of free throws to stay ahead, 18-9.
The second quarter had a similar look as the Bulldogs were slow to get started. VUU’s Breonn Hughey deep ball took the Lady Panthers lead to 22-13 at the 5:21 mark. However, BSU would fight back to keep the game close. Senior Dynaisha Christian’s (Pocomoke, Md.) layup made the score 22-20 before Okoye answered with a layup of her own. The Panthers ended the period on top 27-22 after Hughey went 1-2 at the charity stripe.
Bowie State made the third stanza the most competitive even though they were outscored 12-11. Hutton’s deep ball cut the deficit to 27-25 before sophomore Drew Calhoun (New Carrollton, Md.) tied it at 29-all with a three of her own with 7:03 to go. The Lady Panthers would however regain control late in the quarter after McNeill’s layup pushed the lead to 39-33 to end the period.
Although the Bulldogs were outscored 22-14 in the paint, they held an advantage in points off turnover 22-16 after forcing 24 Lady Panthers’ turnovers. Bowie State Senior Shawnkia McCallum (Baltimore, Md.) opened the period with a three pointer at the 5:42 mark. Both teams would go back and forth throughout the quarter with Bowie State grabbing its first lead at 45-44 after Christian’s layup with just 17 seconds remaining in the contest. From there, the Bulldogs would close out the Panthers to capture the victory.
Bowie State returns to action Saturday (2/1) hosting Virginia State University. Tipoff is slated for 2:00 p.m.


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