RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University women's basketball will resume Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play with a Southern Division tilt against Winston-Salem State University Wednesday, Jan.23 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Tipoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the C.E. Gaines Center.
Shaw is still looking for its first win in CIAA action; the Lady Bears enter Wednesday's game with an overall record of 5-12 and 0-7 in league action. Despite the record, the Lady Bears have won its last two games including an 84-77 win over Salem Monday night. Junior Macy Keen (Fort Lauderdale, FL) led the way with 24 points and 16 rebounds in which she was named CIAA Women's Basketball Newcomer of the Week for her performances during week 11.
The Lady Bears lead the CIAA in defensive rebounding (28.8) while ranking second in the CIAA in field goal percentages (41.5) and third in rebounding offense (42.3). Senior KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA) is 11th in scoring (14.1) while Keen is second in the conference in rebounding (10.7).
WSSU had a balanced attack in its last outing, defeating Saint Augustine's 71-49 on Jan. 19. The Rams had five players chart double figures in scoring led by Amaya Tucker who finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Tucker is the Rams leading scorer, averaging 17.4 points per game while Brionna Pate and Teara Johnson add 14.9 and 12.1 points, respectively.
The Rams rank second in the league in rebounding offense (42.3), third in offense (71.5) and sits atop in the CIAA for field goal percentage (32.2). WSSU (9-8, 5-2 CIAA) is currently in first place amongst the Southern Division with a 2-0 record.
Wednesday's contest will mark the first meeting between the Rams and Lady Bears this season. Last year, Shaw loss to Winston-Salem State twice, including an 81-73 decision in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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