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BEARS SET TO BATTLE DIVISION LEADER WINSTON-SALEM STATE

BEARS SET TO BATTLE DIVISION LEADER WINSTON-SALEM STATE

Written by Antoine Lynch, Athletics Media Specialist

 

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University men's basketball team returns to the court Monday, Jan. 27 to face Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division leader Winston-Salem State University inside historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.

 

Live coverage will be available on www.shawbears.com as well as the Shaw Bears Sports Network with Donal Ware and Daimeon S. Banks calling the action from the sideline.

 

The Bears enter Monday's contest at 4-16 overall, 1-9 in the CIAA and 0-6 Southern Division play, with their most recent defeat coming on the road at rival Saint Augustine's University Saturday, Jan. 26, 105-94.

 

Junior guard Greyson Kelley (Raleigh, NC) leads the Bears in the scoring department averaging 20.8 points per game. Senior guard DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) follows at 16.9 points per game while freshman guard Nigel Martin (Cleveland, OH) also averages in double figures at 14.8 points per game.

 

Winston Salem-State (9-8, 7-2 CIAA, 3-1 Southern Division) enters tomorrow's matchup coming off a 61-54 Southern Division win at home against Fayetteville State University on Jan. 25. On the season, the Rams have had two double figure scorers in Robert Colon (16.0 ppg) and Jaylen Alston (12.6 ppg).

 

Most recently, the Bears have been on the winning side of their contest against the Rams having not dropped a game to Winston-Salem State since 2015.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw athletics and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.