WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO PAINE WEDNESDAY

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO PAINE WEDNESDAY

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University women's basketball team will return to action Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Paine College for a nonconference game held at the Heal Complex in Augusta, Ga. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.

The contest will offer live statistics on www.shawbears.com.

The Lady Bears (4-13) are coming off a seven-game losing skid after defeating Livingstone 95-71 on the road Saturday, Jan. 13. Shaw had four players score double digits including senior Chelsea Long (Melbourne, FL) who reported a game-high 20 points to go along with six rebounds.

Senior LaQuisha Taylor (Charlotte, NC) hauled in 18 points, 13 rebounds and four steals while senior KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA) added 17 points and 11 rebounds, following junior Raquel Kellow (Conroe, TX) with 16 points off the bench for Shaw. The Lady Bears shot over 40-percent from the field in all four quarters, including 47-percent in the third quarter (9-of-19). Additionally, junior Tahniya Sweatt (Pasadena, CA) dished out a game-high eight assists to go along with seven points, four rebounds and three steals.

As for Paine, the Lady Lions are still in search of their first win of the 2017-18 season as they hold a record of 0-14 on the year. In their last outing, PC dropped a 76-63 decision to Benedict on Monday, Jan. 15. The Lady Lions had three players finish in double figure scoring led by Keondra Archie who finished with 16 points while Asia Timmons and Zhane Green added 14 and 12 points, respectively.

This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Shaw and Paine met last season in Raleigh on Nov. 15, 2017 as the Lady Bears suffered an 82-80 loss to the Lady Lions.

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw University women's basketball and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.