LINCOLN, Pa. – The Shaw University women's basketball team found themselves in a 50-29 deficit from the third quarter to fourth quarter as the Lady Bears surrendered a 78-57 decision to Lincoln (Pa.) University in conference action inside Manuel Rivero Hall Monday afternoon.
Shaw (3-13, 1-4 CIAA) was outscored 21-4 in second chance opportunities, 40-25 from the bench and allowed the Lady Lions (10-4, 5-1 CIAA) to chart 22 points off of 27 turnovers. The Lady Bears shot 40-percent (21-of-52) from field goal range, 15-percent (2-of-13) from long distance and connected 13-of-23 shots (57-percent) at the free-throw line.
Sophomore Lervencia Johnson-Tyler (Many, LA) led Shaw in scoring with 16 points, four rebounds and two blocks while senior KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA) finished with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting and four rebounds.
After two quarters of actions, both teams ended up scoring 28 points each at halftime. From the 7:36 mark of the third quarter, LU built a 16-8 scoring margin to go up 10 points (48-38) and never really looked back as the Lady Bears narrowed the gap to 14 points in the fourth quarter but that would be the closest they would get for the remainder of the contest.
LU shot 49-percent from the floor as their offense was ran by DeeDee Irwin who scored a team-high 14 points. Both Michelle Fitzgerald and Teira Pendleton chipped in 13 points apiece.
Shaw will return to action Saturday, Jan. 13 at Livingstone College to begin division action with the Blue Bears. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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