Shaw Rides Late First Half Run to Road Win Over Lady Vikings
December 1, 2009
ELIZABETH CITY, NC - The Shaw University Lady Bears captured a 67-56 road win over Elizabeth City State Tuesday evening at the RL Vaughan Center.
After 6 ties and 5 leading changes to begin the game, the Lady Bears closed the first half on a 9-0 run to take a 38-29 lead into the locker room. ECSU opened the second half on an 8-2 run, with a 3-pointer by Kenyatta Gill cutting the Lady Bear lead to 40-37. Shaw responded with a 10-4 burst to regain a 9-point advantage with 13:30 left.
ECSU would pull within 5 points (55-50) with 2:39 to go but the Lady Bears went 8-8 from the free throw line in the final 1:36 to close out the game. Niesha Searles scored 18 points to lead the Lady Bears (3-1, CIAA 3-1) while Tanisha McGaughey had an all-around game of 14 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds.
For the game Shaw was +20 in the paint 36-16 and had 17 fast break points to 5 for the Lady Vikings.
Kenyatta Gill paced ECSU with 18 points while Joyce Freeman added 10 points.
ECSU (4-2, CIAA 1-2) will host St. Augustine’s College on Saturday at 5:30 pm at the RL Vaughan Center. For more information on ECSU Athletics, visit www.ecsuvikings.com.