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BEARS FALL IN HOME FINALE TO FAYETTEVILLE STATE

Photo Credit: Donald Watkins
Photo Credit: Donald Watkins

RALEIGH, N.C.  – The Shaw University men's basketball team dropped a 78-64 decision to Fayetteville State University in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division matchup inside historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium Wednesday evening.

 

The Bears drop to 5-21 overall, 2-14 in the CIAA while the Broncos improve to 20-7 overall and are now 9-7 in the CIAA.

 

Shaw held a brief and early lead at 5-2 before FSU took control of the contest for the remainder of the evening. The Broncos held a 24-10 lead over Shaw at the 10:04 mark before extending its lead to 35-18 with 5:00 left before the break. Senior guard DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) was a bright spot for the Bears scoring the first eight points for Shaw but that wouldn't be enough as the Bears trailed 42-26 at the half.

 

FSU controlled the beginning of the second stanza, jumping out to a 50-32 lead. The Bears were able to trim the Broncos lead to 54-43 with 12:20 left but came up empty on three straight possessions to cut the FSU lead to 10 before FSU responded with a costly three-pointer. From there FSU would milk the clock to cruise to the 14-point victory.

 

Kelsie and freshman guard Nigel Martin (Cleveland, OH) paced the Bears with 19 points each. Junior guard Greyson Kelley (Raleigh, NC) followed with 10 points.

 

Shaw closes out the regular season Saturday, Jan. 22 at Johnson C. Smith. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.

 

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