BEARS DOMINATE FROM TIP-OFF IN 97-68 ROUTE

BEARS DOMINATE FROM TIP-OFF IN 97-68 ROUTE

RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University men's basketball topped Bluefield State College, 97-68 in a non-conference action Saturday afternoon in front a crowded C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium. The victory gives the Bears its second-straight win, improving its overall record to 7-9 overall while the Blues dip to 6-12 on the year.

Shaw had five players score in double figures led by the nation's leading scorer in junior Amir Hinton (Philadelphia, PA) who finished with a game-high 31 points, including 9-of-10 shooting from the free throw line to go along with seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Junior Derrick Randolph (Chicago, IL) poured in 14 points and dished out five assists while sophomore Alex Owens (Brandenton, FL) recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Both juniors Davon Dillard (Gary, IN) and DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) chipped in 11 points apiece in the winning effort for Shaw.

The Bears led by a score of 49-32 at the half and continued put its foot on the gas in the second, shooting 47.1-percent from the floor over the final 20 minutes to cruise to a 29-point victory.

In addition, Shaw scored 25 points off the Blues miscues and held a 56-38 scoring frame from the bench.

Korey Williams and Marcus Neal who both finished with 11 points each led BSC in scoring.

Shaw will return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Winston-Salem State for conference division play. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

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