RALEIGH, N.C. – Washington Adventist University could not keep up down the stretch with the high-powered offense of the Shaw University men's basketball team on Tuesday night, as the Bears outlasted the Shock, 89-78 inside the historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium in their non-conference finale.
Shaw had four players score in double digits led by senior forward Savon Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) who recorded his 12th double-double of the season with a career-high 36 points and 15 rebounds. Senior guard Krishaun Myers (Pompano Beach, FL) added 18 points while senior guard DeAngelo Stephens-Bell (Jacksonville, FL) was one rebound and one assist shy from a triple-double, finishing with 15 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and two steals. Sophomore center Lamous Brown (Chicago, IL) contributed 12 points, four rebounds and two blocks in the win.
The Bears scored 48 of their 89 points in the paint, shooting 46.8-percent (29-62) from the field. Shaw outscored the Shock 19-10 in second chances, 20-10 in fast breaks and tallied 24 points off WAU's 19 turnovers.
There was nine lead changes and three ties in the first half as the Bears trailed 40-36 at halftime ignited by the Shock who scored the last six consecutive baskets.
Shaw regained the lead in the second half led by six-straight buckets and from there; the Bears gathered an 11-0 start in the first three minutes of play.
The Bears held on to their lead despite the Shock's competitive edge to tie the game at 66-66 with a layup from Charles Vines with 8:03 remaining in regulation. Nevertheless, Shaw kept their composure in route to a 15-2 scoring margin that would put them ahead 81-68, which offensively, WAU could not match as the Bears sealed the win with a fast break dunk from Goodman.
Vines scored 24 points, six rebounds and three assists to lead WAU. Elijah Kess chipped in 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists while Jawaun Wilson registered 13 points, five rebounds and three steals. Elijah Maynard would conclude the double figure scoring for the Shock with 12 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists.
The Bears will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 17 with a home contest versus Saint Augustine's University at 4 p.m. for White Out.
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