WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LOOKS TO SNAP THREE GAME SKID AT CHOWAN

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LOOKS TO SNAP THREE GAME SKID AT CHOWAN

RALEIGH, N.C.   The Shaw University women's basketball team will look to snap its three-game skid on Saturday, Dec. 15 as the Lady Bears will travel to Murfreesboro, N.C. to take on the Hawks of Chowan University in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) cross division contest. Tipoff will start at 2 p.m.

Saturday's contest will mark the 12th meeting between the two programs. Shaw leads the series 8-4 overall and will look to snap a two-game skid against the Hawks who have won the last two outings against the Lady Bears, including a 82-70 decision in Raleigh, N.C. in 2017.

Shaw (2-5, 0-2 CIAA) is coming off a disappointing 86-58 loss in its last time out at Elizabeth City State University. ECSU's hot start from the 3-point line in the first half dug the Lady Bears into a hole in which they would not recover from after allowing its opponents to connect 13-of-23 shooting from long distance.

Leading the way for the Lady Bears offensively has been senior guard KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA) who hauled in 20 points against the Lady Vikings. She averages 18.1 points through the past seven games while having a field goal percentage of 48-percent and 82.8-percent from the free throw line.

On the season, Shaw is averaging 71.9 points per game, while shooting 42.6-percent from the floor and 68.1-percent from the charity stripe. Senior guard Tahniya Sweatt (Pasadena, CA) is the team's second leading scorer, averaging 17.6 ppg while junior center Macy Keen (Fort Lauderdale, FL) posts a team-high 9.7 rebounds per outing.

The Hawks (6-4, 2-0 CIAA) used a balanced scoring effort to earn a convincing 72-47 win over Fayetteville State in its last outing. Offensively, Danielle Weldon recorded 15 points while Jordan Petteway and Olivia Gaither chipped in 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Coming into Saturday's tilt, Chowan averages 66.0 points per game on 41-percent shooting from the field and 60-percent from the free throw line led by Weldon who posts 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while Jada Lee and Mariah Coker add 11.4 and 10.0 points.

The contest will offer live video and statistics on www.shawbears.com or www.gocuhawks.com. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.

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