RALEIGH, N.C. – After a five-game road stretch, the Shaw University men's and women's basketball teams will return home to host division foe Winston-Salem State University inside the historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 20. The women's game will tipoff at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at approximately 4 p.m.
Live coverage will be available online at www.shawbears.com. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.
The Women's Game: The Lady Bears (5-13, 2-4 CIAA, 1-0 South) have won their last two games, including a 96-61 win at Paine College Wednesday. Shaw opened up division play with a 95-71 at Livingstone on Jan. 13. Four players are averaging double figures led by senior LaQuisha Taylor (Charlotte, NC) with 18.4 points per game. Sophomore Lervencia Johnson-Tyler (Many, LA) adds 13.2 points while junior Tahniya Sweatt (Pasadena, CA) and senior KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA) report 12.3 and 11.5, respectively.
The Rams head to Spaulding with a 7-9 record and 2-5 mark in the CIAA. WSSU defeated Saint Augustine's 100-59 on Jan. 13 for their first win in the division. Brionna Pate leads the offensive attack, posting 14.3 points per game. Kandace Tate and Tiana Edwards averaged 13.6 and 12.5 points, respectively.
Both teams split with each other last season. The Rams took 65-59 win over the Lady Bears at home (Jan. 18) but Shaw responded with a 66-60 victory in Spaulding on Feb. 8.
The Men's Game: The Bears (11-6, 4-2 CIAA, 1-0 South) have won the last three of four games, including a 66-62 nonconference tilt at Salem Wednesday, Jan. 17. Senior DeAngelo Stephens-Bell (Jacksonville, FL) anchors the offense with an average of 19.6 points to go along with a team-best 5.4 assists and third on the team, with 6.2 rebounds per outing. Senior Savon Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) puts up 18.8 points and a team-best 9.4 rebounds, while sophomore DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) and senior Krishaun Myers register 16.5 and 15.4 points, respectively.
WSSU men (4-12, 2-5 CIAA, 0-1 South) have lost their last four games, including a 74-65 surrender to Saint Augustine's on Jan. 13. The Rams have three players averaging double digits in scoring led by Robert Colon (16.4), following William Crandell (16.2) and Derrick Farquharson (10.6).
This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season; Shaw swept the Rams in 2016-17.
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