SECOND HALF STRUGGLES SEND THE BEARS HOME WITH A 86-76 LOSS

SECOND HALF STRUGGLES SEND THE BEARS HOME WITH A 86-76 LOSS

LINCOLN, Pa. – The Shaw University men's basketball team had a rough second half in its lost to Lincoln (Pa.) University, 86-76 inside Manuel Rivero Hall Monday afternoon for a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) contest.

The Bears shot just 39-percent (13-of-33) from the floor and 11-percent (1-of-9) from the 3-point line while the Lions hit 18-of-31 shots (58-percent) and charted 8-of-15 (53-percent) from long distance.

The setback dipped Shaw (9-6) to 3-2 in CIAA action while LU (8-8) now stands 3-3 in the league.

Senior DeAngelo Stephens-Bell (Jacksonville, FL) finished with a game-high 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds while senior Savon Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) tallied 17 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) added 17 points in the Bears loss.

The Bears drained six 3-pointers and connected 13-of-28 shots (46-percent) to build a 40-30 lead at halftime but in the second half, the Lions slowly chipped at Shaw's lead after scoring eight unanswered points with 11:17 remaining to pull within one (50-49).

Two free-throws by Goodman would keep the momentum going for Shaw for the next three minutes until a jumper from Deaquan Williams gave the LU their first lead since the start of the game as the clock showed 7:25 left to play.

After four lead changes and two ties, the Bears last lead occurred with 5:16 left to go but the lead was short-lived when Gevon Arrington hit a jumper to give LU a 64-63 edge that they would not relent in route to the win.

Arrington paced the Lions with 16 points and nine assists while TreVaughn Wilkerson added 15 points and Elijah Bush contributed 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

Shaw will return to action Saturday, Jan. 13 at Livingstone College to begin division action with the Blue Bears. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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