BASKETBALL RETURNS HOME TO HOST JOHNSON C. SMITH

BASKETBALL RETURNS HOME TO HOST JOHNSON C. SMITH

RALEIGH, N.C.  – The Shaw University men's and women's basketball teams return home on Saturday to host Johnson C. Smith University in CIAA Southern Division play with the women's game scheduled to tip at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at approximately 4 p.m. in C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium.

 

Both contest will offer livestats on www.shawbears.com and fans can follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.

 

The Lady Bears (15-5, 7-1 CIAA) are looking to seek their sixth-straight win which currently is their longest win-streak on the season. In their last outing, Shaw earned a 68-63 victory at Fayetteville State on Wednesday. The Lady Bears were able to hold off FSU after giving up a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. Four players tallied double-digits in scoring led by Tabatha Anderson (Manhattan Beach, CA) who had 17 points and seven assists.

 

For the season, Eboni Ross (Columbia, SC) leads Shaw offensively and defensively, averaging 13.5 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest.

 

Meanwhile, the Lady Golden Bulls (13-8, 6-4 CIAA) are coming a 62-58 win at Winston-Salem State on Wednesday. A'Diyah Ussery scored 16 points, while Larryqua Hall added 12 points and nine rebounds.

 

The last time these two squads met, Shaw swept the season series.

 

The Bears (8-12, 5-3 CIAA) hope to get back on track after giving up a 74-68 decision to Fayetteville State in their last outing. Larry Richardson, II (Garner, NC) charged the offense with a game-high 25 points in the setback. He leads the Bears in scoring for the season with an average of 14.4 points per game, while Joel Hopkins, Jr. (Raleigh, NC) and David Madol (Manchester, NH) contribute 12.3 and 10.9 points per outing.

 

As for the Golden Bulls (10-9, 5-5 CIAA), JCSU is also coming off a 78-73 loss at Winston-Salem State. Robert Davis finished with 22 points and Stedmon Lemon tallied 16 points and eight rebounds.

 

Last season, JCSU swept the season series between the Bears.

 

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