RALEIGH, N.C. – Both the Shaw University men's and women's basketball teams will travel to Fayetteville State University on Saturday, Jan. 27 for a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division doubleheader with the women's game at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at approximately 4 p.m. at Felton J. Capel Arena.
The doubleheader will offer live coverage on www.shawbears.com or www.fsubroncos.com. Fans can also hear the games live with Donal Ware providing play-by-play commentary. The women's game can be heard live here, the men's contest can be head live WSHA 88.9 FM or click here.
The Women's Game: The Lady Bears (5-15, 2-6 CIAA) enters Saturday's game looking to get back into the win column after suffering a 61-59 loss to Saint Augustine's Wednesday. Shaw has lost their last two outings, falling to 1-2 in the Southern Division race, standing in fourth place. The Lady Bears will look to get more offense from their starters and bench as they will more than likely play their second consecutive game without senior LaQuisha Taylor (Charlotte, NC) who leads the team in scoring and ranks second in the CIAA with an average of 18.4 points per game due to injury. With junior Tahniya Sweatt (Pasadena, CA) running the offense, the Lady Bears hope to get more out of sophomore Lervencia Johnson-Tyler (Many, LA) who returned to action on Wednesday after suffering an illness. Sweatt is also the team's third leading scorer while senior KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA) posts 11.7 points, respectively.
The Lady Broncos (7-9, 3-5 CIAA) have won their last three games prior to Saturday's matchup. FSU is leading the Southern Division with a 3-0 record, including a 93-59 win over Winston-Salem State Wednesday. Shantel Bennett and Jamesha Mosley lead the team in scoring (10.7) while Brona Jones adds 8.9 ppg.
This will be the first meeting between both teams this season. The last time these two squads met was on Feb. 15 in Fayetteville, N.C. where Shaw was handed a 74-55 loss but Shaw defeated FSU on Jan. 25, 2017 in Spaulding, 71-67.
The Men's Game: Despite a low scoring first half for the Bears, Shaw (13-6, 6-2 CIAA) grinded out a 54-48 win at rival Saint Augustine's Wednesday night. The win increased the Bears win-streak to four-straight, as they enter Saturdays contest with a 3-0 mark in the Southern Division. Senior DeAngelo Stephens-Bell (Jacksonville, FL) continues to lead the team offensively, posting 19.3 points, 5.2 assists and 6.5 rebounds (second-best on the team) while senior Savon Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) consistently produces an all-around game with 18.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per outing. Although sophomore DaVaughn Kelsie had a rough start against SAU, he averages 15.9 points for the Bears and senior Krishaun Myers (Pompano Beach, FL) adds 13.7 points, respectively.
The Broncos (5-14, 2-7 CIAA) are 3-5 at home this season; FSU is coming off a 71-69 buzzer beater win at Winston-Salem State Wednesday. The Broncos offense is led by Josh Bryant (16.6), Willie Gilmore (13.5) and Denzell Hosch (12.5). FSU is currently 1-2 in the South (fifth place).
Fans will be able to follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.
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