RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University will travel to Ettrick, Va. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 for a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) cross division basketball doubleheader with Virginia State University. The women's game will start at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game is slated for approximately 7:30 p.m. at the VSU Multipurpose Center.
The Lady Bears (5-17, 0-12 CIAA) enter Wednesday's game, hoping to snap a five-game losing skid against a VSU women's squad who is coming off a 51-49 loss to Lincoln (Pa.) in its last outing. Shaw suffered an 89-58 decision to Johnson C. Smith on the road Saturday despite good offensive efforts from junior Macy Keen (Fort Lauderdale, FL) who scored 18 points and rebounds while junior Victoria Swanson (Monmouth, VA) hauled in 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
In the setback to the Lady Lions, Chrisanna Green led the offensive effort for the Trojans (9-11, 3-8 CIAA) with 16 points, 12 rebounds and five steals.
Wednesday's tilt will mark the 48th meeting between Shaw and Virginia State women. The Lady Bears have lost its last Shaw has lost the last two meeting to VSU including a 64-47 setback on Feb. 3, 2018 in Raleigh.
On the men's side, the Shaw Bears (11-10, 6-6 CIAA) have won its last three games, including a 87-84 win at JCSU Saturday but the Trojans (19-3, 11-0 CIAA) ride a 15-game winning-streak entering the midweek contest as VSU defeated LUPA 85-75 to remain undefeated at home with a 10-0 mark so far on the season.
Against the Golden Bulls, junior Amir Hinton (Philadelphia, PA), the nation's leading scorer scored 40 points on 15-of-21 shooting while connecting 8-of-9 from the free throw line. Juniors Davon Dillard (Gary, IN) and Derrick Randolph (Chicago, IL) contributed 17, 12 points, respectively as Dillard also grabbed seven rebounds, and Randolph dished out nine assists for Shaw.
As for VSU, the Trojans had four players score in double figures in the win over Lincoln (Pa.) led by Jalen Jackson's 18 points and five boards. Cedric Wiggins added 17 points and seven rebounds while Cyonte Melvin and Antwan Miles chipped in 10 points apiece.
Although Shaw does not own the all-time series over the Trojans (46-26), the Bears have won the last two meetings including a 50-47 win in Raleigh on Feb. 3, 2018.
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