LINCOLN, Pa. – Four players scored in double figures for the Lady Bears as the Shaw University women's basketball team defeated Lincoln University, 76-67 in Manuel Rivero Hall on Monday evening. Eboni Ross (Columbia, SC) recorded a double-double, including 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead all scorers as the Lady Bears post a 12-5 overall record and 4-1 mark in the CIAA.
Lincoln falls to 8-6 overall and 3-3 in the league standings.
Kaula Jacks (Chesapeake Beach, MD) added 14 points and six rebounds, while Tabatha Anderson (Manhattan Beach, CA) hauled in 13 points, six assists and three rebounds and Laquisha Taylor (Charlotte, NC) charted 11 points and seven rebounds in the win.
Shaw opened up the contest on a 7-2 run over the span of four minutes to start the game. The Lady Lions would score four unanswered points before back-to-back baskets by Kaula Jacks put the Lady Bears back up by six points at the 4:53 mark. The Lady Bears would build a 10-point lead twice and close out the quarter with a 24-14 lead.
The Lady Lions cut the Lady Bears lead (30-27) at the 5:47 mark after a 3-pointer from Lisa Saunders but a basket from Taylor quickly put the Bears at distance in the second quarter. LU tied the ball game at 32-all at the 4:02 mark after SU committed seven turnovers consecutively but Shaw used an 11-2 run to lead 43-34 at halftime.
Chippy down the stretch, the game became tied again at 53-53 after Vivevca Nwagbaraocha hit a jumper from the foul line. LU would take their first lead of the game off a free-throw from Jaeda Davis to close out the third quarter with a 54-53 advantage.
The lead changed seven times, with three ties as the deciding factor came at the 3:18 mark when the Lady Bears forced the Lady Lions to turn the ball over that would result in a layup for Fantasha Tyson (Raleigh, NC). Shaw would score five unanswered points and build a 13-2 run to secure the victory.
Teira Pendleton led Lincoln with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Amani Clark had a quiet 12 points, four assists and three rebounds and LenNee Kimbell punched in 10 points.
Shaw will return to the hardwood and continue CIAA action on the road when they travel to Salisbury, NC to face Livingstone College on Saturday, Jan. 16th. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw women's basketball and its 11 varsity sport teams, visit shawbears.com.