TACOMA PARK, Md., – The Shaw University women's basketball team suffered a tough road loss at Washington Adventist by a final score of 68-66 on Tuesday night. The score was tied at 66-66 until the Lady Shock scored a layup with 11 seconds remaining to give WAU a two-point advantage, which ultimately would be the game winner over Shaw.
Senior forward LaQuisha Taylor (Charlotte, NC) led the way with 23 points, six rebounds and four steals while redshirt freshman Emily Davis (Cleveland, OH) recorded a career-high 14 points to go along with five rebounds and senior forward KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA) chipped in 10 points and a team-best seven rebounds in the loss.
The Lady Bears (1-3) trailed 23-14 after the first quarter but managed to put together a 19-16 margin to cut their deficit to six points at halftime. Shaw would open up the third quarter with a 19-8 scoring frame to take the lead 52-47 over WAU heading into the fourth but in the final stanza there stood four ties despite the Lady Bears five-point lead with 1:44 remaining.
The Lady Shock (5-2) scored five quick points on the ensuing possessions, including a three-pointer by Courtney Jenkins that tied game at 66-66. Shaw would go cold in the last 43 seconds, as WAU would close out the game with a last second steal.
Demyra Selby paced the Lady Shock with 20 points and seven rebounds while Amber Mormon added 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Shaw will look to bounce back with a neutral site contest meeting with Cheyney University on Friday, Nov. 21 for the Virginia State University women's basketball tournament. The game is slated for 4 p.m. inside the VSU Multipurpose Center.
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