SHAW BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO LIVINGSTONE FOR DIVISION OPENER

SHAW BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO LIVINGSTONE FOR DIVISION OPENER

RALEIGH, N.C.  – Shaw University men's and women's basketball will travel to Livingstone College Saturday, Jan. 13 for their Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division opener inside New Trent Gymnasium with the women's game tipping off at 2 p.m., followed by the men at approximately 4 p.m.

 

The women's game can be heard live on www.shawbears.com while the men's game will air live on WSHA with Donal Ware providing play-by-play commentary. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.

 

The Women's Game: The Lady Bears (3-13, 1-4 CIAA) will look to snap a seven-game skid, having lost to Lincoln (Pa.) in their last outing by the score of 78-57 on Monday, Jan. 8. Sophomore Lervencia Johnson-Tyler (Many, LA) finished with 16 points while senior KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA) added 14 points in the loss.

 

The Lady Blue Bears (5-10, 0-5 CIAA) are also looking to snap a six-game skid after falling 74-62 to Bowie State on Wednesday. Both Taylor Perkins and Nina Robinson scored 10 points apiece in the loss.

 

In division standings, the Lady Bears currently stand in second place while LC is fifth. Last season, Shaw split the season series with the Lady Blue Bears, including a 63-60 win on Feb. 4, 2017 in Salisbury, N.C.

 

The Men's Game: In their last outing, the Bears (9-6, 3-2 CIAA) suffered a 86-76 loss at Lincoln (Pa.) on Monday. Senior DeAngelo Stephens-Bell (Jacksonville, FL) scored 24 points, seven assists and seven rebounds while senior Savon Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) had 17 points and nine rebounds, following sophomore DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) with 17 points in the loss.

 

Livingstone men's basketball (5-6, 3-2 CIAA) has won their last two games, including a 70-63 win over Bowie State Wednesday night. Malik Smith led the Blue Bears in scoring with 12 points, following Rashard Todd and Cameron Burhannon both scored eight points.

 

This will be the first meeting between the two squads this season; Shaw won the season series against the Blue Bears during the 2016-17 campaign. The Bears are second in the division while Livingstone is third in the standings.

 

Live stats will be available online for both games.

 

For more information on Shaw basketball and its 13 varsity sports, visit shawbears.com.