ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Senior guard KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA) scored 20 points but the Shaw University women's basketball team dropped a 86-58 decision on the road to the Lady Vikings of Elizabeth City State University in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) cross division contest Thursday night inside the R.L. Vaughan Center.
The setback put Shaw 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the CIAA while ECSU improves to 6-4 overall and 1-1 in the league.
Offensively, the Lady Bears struggled shooting just 40-percent (24-60) from the field, 26.3-percent (5-19) from the 3-point line and 62.5-percent (5-8) the free throw line while ECSU hit 34-of-63 shots (54-percent), 13-of-23 (56.5-percent) from long distance and 5-of-8 from the charity stripe.
Shaw trailed 24-16 after the first quarter but in the second stanza, ECSU went on a 17-6 run that would put the Lady Vikings ahead 41-22 en route to a 48-28 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, Shaw offensive woes continued as the Lady Bears would shoot just 26.7-percent from the field (4-of-15) as oppose to the Lady Vikings who hit eight of their 12 shots to hold a 20-11 scoring margin and 68-39 lead.
Although Shaw held a 19-18 scoring spread in the fourth quarter, the first half deficit would prove to be too much for the Lady Bears down the stretch.
ECSU was led by Jaylyn Brown who scored a game-high 30 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the 3-point line while Naterria Luster chipped in 21 points and nine rebounds and Asia Deal with 16 points.
Shaw will look to snap the three game skid with a road contest at Chowan University on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. for a CIAA cross division contest.
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