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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NCAA Basketball: Bowie State U Hoops Men's and Women's Results Vs VA State

Virginia State Wins Rematch Against Bowie State's Bulldogs 89-66

ETTRICK, Va. - A rough shooting night for Bowie State was the main factor in their 89-66 loss to Virginia State University. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 15-10 overall, 7-5 in conference play and 3-2 against division opponents. The Trojans, who hold the best record in the conference, are now 17-7 overall record, 10-2 in conference play and 3-2 against division opponents.

In the first half, the Bulldogs shot 35 percent (8-of-23) from the field, 38 percent (3-of-8) from long distance and made 67 percent (12-of-18) of its free throws. Things didn’t get much better in the second half as they shot 30 percent (8-of-27) from the field, 33 percent (3-of-9) from deep and made 67 percent (16-of-24) of its free throws.

Another factor in the game was the Trojans ability to control the game. Virginia State opened the game with a 12-1 lead, just minutes after the opening tip. They would hold on to the lead for the rest of the half, and the remainder of the game. Virginia State entered halftime with a 17-point lead, 48-31. 

Virginia State also held the advantage in points in the paint (21-10), points off turnovers (14-7), second-chance points (6-0), fast-break points (7-0), and points off the bench (29-26). The second half was a continuation of the first half as Bowie State struggled to hit shots, and the Trojans kept pouring in points. Virginia State saw its lead grow as high as 24 points at the 6:22 mark.

Francis Fitzgerald led four Virginia State players in double figure scoring with 17 points while Antwan Miles and Armond Griebe chipped in 13 and 12 points respectively.  William Vedder rounded the Trojans double figure scorers with 11 points. As a team, Virginia State shot 58 percent (31-of-54) from the field, 47 percent (8-of-17) from deep and knocked down 76 percent (19-of-25) of its free throws.

Although it was not the Bulldogs’ night on offense, senior Cameron Hayes (Upper Marlboro, Md.) led the three double-digit scorers with 21 points on 6-of-15 shooting from the field. Senior Juwan Smith (Lexington Park, Md.) continued his scoring outbreak with 15 points, and senior David Belle (Hyattsville, Md.) followed up with 11 points.

The Bulldogs will travel to Elizabeth City (N.C.) State on Thursday (2/13) for a battle against the Vikings in the R.L. Vaughan Center. Game time will be 7:30 p.m

Bowie State Bulldog Women Hold off Virginia State for a 51-48 Road Victory

ETTRICK, Va. – The Bowie State Bulldogs played some tough defense and hit some key free throws on their way to a 51-48 win over Virginia State Trojans Monday evening. The Bulldogs had balance with junior Talanya Hutton (Seat Pleasant, Md.) recording a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Seniors Kyaja Williams (Baltimore, Md.) and Shawnkia McCallum (Baltimore, Md.) both chipped in nine points. Bowie State moves to 20-3, (10-2 in CIAA) while the Trojans falls to 9-16, (4-8 in CIAA).

Bowie State played some tough defense and a balanced offensive attack to claim the win. As a team, the Bulldogs held the Trojans to shooting just 29.8% (14-47) from the floor while shooting a solid 33.3 percent (19-of-57) from the floor in the game. Natalia Leaks had a game-high 20 points and added four rebounds for Virginia State.

The Bulldogs took control of the game early in the first quarter, but they had to fend off a tough effort by the Trojans. After allowing Virginia State to stay close for much of the quarter, Bowie State pulled away 11-5 after a Williams layup with 1:27 remaining. Sophomore Drew Calhoun’s deep ball extended the Bulldogs lead 14-7 to end the period.

The second quarter was all about Virginia State. The Trojans orchestrated an 18-0 run that gave them a 25-16 lead late in the period before BSU senior Amel Duggins (Largo, Md.) stopped the bleeding by hitting an important three pointer with 26 seconds left in the quarter. VSU went into the locker room at half leading 25-19.

Virginia State continued their dominance early in the third period by building their biggest lead of 31-19 after Leaks knocked down a jumper at the 7:17 mark. Similar to VSU in the second quarter, the Bulldogs used a 12-0 run to tie the game at 33-33 after McCallum’s layup with 52 seconds remaining. The Bulldogs outscored the Trojans 14-8 in the quarter heading into the final stanza.

The fourth quarter started out promising for the Trojans after taking 43-39 lead with 6:30 to go. Hutton answered with a deep three to keep the Bulldogs close at 43-42. Senior Dynaisha Christian (Pocomoke, Md.) converted a layup to give Bowie State a 47-46 lead before McCallum’s dagger three pushed the lead to 50-46 at 1:22. Sophomore Chyna Butler (Syracuse, N.Y.) would later go 1 for 2 at the charity stripe to eclipse the Trojans 51-48.
Bowie State travels to Elizabeth City, N.C. on Thursday (2/13) to take on Elizabeth City State University at 5:30 p.m. inside the R.L. Vaughan Center.

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