ECSU Duo Named to VSU Thanksgiving All-Classic Team
November 28, 2009
PETERSBURG, VA - Joyce Freeman scored a season and team high 17 points as the Elizabeth City State Lady Vikings topped Bloomfield College 71-67 at the final day of the Virginia State University Thanksgiving Classic Saturday evening at Daniel Gymnasium.
Freeman and Kenyatta Gill were named to the All-Classic Team.
Gill, who was named the Classic MVP, tallied 15 points as the Lady Vikings improver to 4-1 overall. Bloomfield (0-5) trailed the entire contest, managing to tie the score twice in the first half of play. The Lady Vikings led by the four-point spread (31-27) that they won the game by at the intermission. Both teams scored 40 points in the second stanza but the Lady Vikings, behind 12 second half points from Freeman, led by as many as 15 points with 11:00 minutes to go.
Although Bloomfield quietly chipped away at the lead down the back stretch, the Lady Vikings were able to close out the victory by riding their 23-13 rebounding edge to 12 second chance points. For the game ECSU shot a more than respectable 52% from the floor.
Ashley Anderson chipped in with 12 points for the Lady Vikings.
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