RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University women's basketball team trampled Winston-Salem State University for their fourth consecutive victory, 91-64 inside Spaulding Gymnasium on Wednesday night. The win extends the Lady Bears win-streak to six games over the Lady Rams and second-straight Southern Division victory.
The Lady Bears (14-5, 6-1 CIAA, 2-0 Southern Division) shot 58-percent (29-50) from the floor, 50-percent (4-8) from the 3-point line and 67.4-percent (29-43) from the free-throw line compared to the Lady Rams (7-9, 3-4 CIAA, 1-1 Southern Division) 38.9-percent (28-72) from the floor, 11.1-percent (2-18) from behind the arc and 54.5-percent (6-11) from the charity stripe.
Kaula Jacks (Chesapeake Beach, MD) turned in a dominant performance to lead all scorers in the contest with 17 points, including 10-of-12 from the foul line in 16 minutes of action. Eboni Ross (Columbia, SC) and Aaliyah Mercer (Bronx, NY) added 16 points apiece, while Tabatha Anderson (Manhattan Beach, CA) and Fantasha Tyson (Raleigh, NC) netted 13 points each for the Lady Bears. Ross registered a team-best eight rebounds, while Laquisha Taylor (Charlotte, NC) collected six rebounds in the outing.
The first quarter featured three lead changes and five ties before the Lady Bears finally built a lead. Shaw led by as many as eight points to close out the quarter with a 24-16 lead.
The Lady Rams cut the Lady Bears deficit to two-points at the 8:25 mark in the second quarter but Shaw quickly mounted an eight point lead on two occasions before grasping their largest lead of the half 41-31 at intermission.
Shaw had no problem in the second half as the Lady Bears outscored WSSU, 24-18 in the third quarter and 26-15 in the fourth to cruise to the victory.
Jeri Craine and Briana Arnold contributed 11 points each to lead the Lady Rams in scoring.
The Lady Bears scored 36 points off of the Lady Rams' 27 turnovers and earned a 10-0 advantage in fast breaks.
Shaw will return to the hardwood on Saturday, January 23rd when they travel to cross-town rival Saint Augustine's University for a tip-off scheduled for 2 p.m. in Emery Gymnasium.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw women's basketball and its 11 varsity sport teams, visit www.shawbears.com.