THREE LADY BEARS RECORD DOUBLE-DOUBLE IN 65-55 WIN OVER PAINE

THREE LADY BEARS RECORD DOUBLE-DOUBLE IN 65-55 WIN OVER PAINE

RALEIGH, N.C. Shaw University senior KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA), junior Macy Keen (Fort Lauderdale, FL), and freshman Amani Moxley (Moreno Valley, CA) all posted double double's in the Lady Bears 65-55 win over Paine College Wednesday night in non-conference action.

The win snaps a four-game skid for the Lady Bears who now stand 4-12 overall while Paine drops 1-15 on the year.

Keen led all scorers with 18 points and a game-high 21 rebounds, marking her seventh double-double of the season while Moxley recorded a career-high 16 points and 11 rebounds – first double-double of the season and Martin contributed 11 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals in the winning effort for Shaw.

Paine led 17-10 in the opening quarter but the Lady Bears started of the second stanza with a 13-2 run that put Shaw ahead 23-19 with 4:57 left in the first half. The Lady Bears scored the last six points to take a 30-23 lead at the break.

In the second half, Shaw used a 10-2 run to lead by 13 at the 5:44 mark. The Lady Lions cut the deficit to single digits capped off by a layup from Yasha Merritt but the Lady Bears would end up closing out the third quarter with a 7-3 scoring margin to lead 48-36 at the end of the third frame.

After producing an 11-0 run to pull within seven points and five turnovers committed by Shaw down the stretch, the Lady Bears were outscored by the Lady Lions 19-17 but managed to rattle off Paine by going to the free-throw line to close out the contest with a win.

For the contest, Shaw scored 40 of its 65 points in the paint while outscoring the Lady Lions 20-8 in second chances as the Lady Bears bench held a 38-18 frame.

Briona Andrews and Akirah Robinson both finished with 12 points each to lead Paine offensively.

Shaw will return to action Monday, Jan. 21 with a non-conference finale against Salem University. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.

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