RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University men's basketball team built a 16-point cushion in the first half and held on to take an 86-77 win over the visiting Blue Bears of Livingstone College on Wednesday night in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division contest at C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium.
The Bears had three players finish in double figure scoring led by senior Savon Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) who recorded 22 points, 13 rebounds and three assists. Senior DeAngelo Stephens-Bell (Jacksonville, FL) tallied 19 points, seven assists and four rebounds while senior Krishaun Myers (Pompano Beach, FL) added 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the free-throw line. The win improves Shaw to 15-8 overall, 8-4 in the CIAA and 4-2 in the Southern Division.
Shaw started off the game strong, shooting 53.6-percent from the floor in the first half while netting 6-of-11 from the 3-point land to build a lead. In the last 4:05 of the first half, a layup from Rob Moore led to the Blue Bears using a 9-5 run to cut the Bears lead to 12 (48-36) at intermission.
The Bears double digit lead was chopped to five points after the Blue Bears produced a 12-3 run at the 12:18 mark of the second half. From there, both teams exchanged baskets until LC scored six-straight to tie the contest at 73-73 with 3:09 left in regulation. Shaw regained the lead after a layup from Myers that led to the Bears planting a 9-2 run that would seal the win for Shaw.
LC was led by Roger Ray with 20 points, four assists and three rebounds, following Cameron Burhannon with 18 points three rebounds and three assists. Deon Patterson rounded out the double digit scoring for the Blue Bears with 10 points and five rebounds. The loss dips LC to 8-10 overall, 6-6 in the CIAA and 2-4 within the South.
Shaw will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Winston-Salem State University for a 4 p.m. tip-off.
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