LADY BEARS DOWN LYNN IN COURTYARD HOLIDAY CLASSIC

LADY BEARS DOWN LYNN IN COURTYARD HOLIDAY CLASSIC

BOCA RATON, Fla.  – The Shaw University women's basketball team looked superb on the first day of the Courtyard Boca Raton Holiday Classic on Saturday afternoon, handling Lynn University 76-61 in great fashion. Eboni Ross (Columbia, SC) charged with 23 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Bears.

 

With the win, Shaw improves to 8-3 overall, while Lynn falls to 2-8 on the season.

 

Michelle Wright (Baltimore, MD) finished with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Fantasha Tyson (Raleigh, NC) added 10 points and six rebounds for Shaw.

 

The Lady Bears caught fire to open the game after building a 10-0 run over the Knights. Shaw outscored Lynn 21-7 to close out the quarter. Lynn would try to get things going in the second quarter after back-to-back jumpers would ignite the Knights to outscore the Lady Bears but Shaw would go into the half with a 34-23 lead.

 

Shaw would score 24 points compared to the Knights 20 in the third quarter as the Lady Bears went into the fourth quarter with a 58-43 lead.

 

The Knights scored the first four points in the fourth quarter but Shaw continued to feed the post as Wright scored an easy bucket to extend the lead 60-49 with 6:44 left to play.  From there, it was all the Lady Bears as Shaw claimed the 15-point win.

 

For the game, Shaw posted a 52-36 advantage in the rebounding column and shot 45 percent from the field. The Lady Bears also connected 15-of-19 free throws and outscored the home team's bench 39-24.

 

Shaw will conclude the Classic on Sunday, Dec. 20th when they face Saint Leo's University with a tip scheduled for 12 p.m.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw University women's basketball and its 11 varsity sport teams, please visit shawbears.com.