RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University men's and women's basketball will travel to Fayetteville, N.C. for a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division doubleheader on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The women's game is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m. at Felton J. Capel Arena.
The Lady Bears (7-19, 2-14 CIAA) won its second conference game of the season and first division victory Saturday at Saint Augustine's, 67-40 led behind great efforts from junior Macy Keen (Fort Lauderdale, FL) with her 11th double double of 27 points and 11 rebounds. Seniors KlinTisha Martin (Atlanta, GA) and Raquel Kellow (Conroe, TX) added 15 and 10 points, respectively. The win put Shaw 1-9 in the South standings, currently in seventh place.
FSU's women took full control of the Southern Division with a 9-1 mark on the season after defeating Winston-Salem State, 72-57. Brittany Drumgoole finished with 18 points while Katisha Hyman and Shantel Bennett added 15 and 14 points, respectively. The Lady Broncos (17-7, 12-4 CIAA) have won its last nine games entering Wednesday's contest.
The Lady Bears and Lady Broncos met a couple of weeks ago with FSU taking an 82-44 win over Shaw in Spaulding on Jan. 30. Keen was the only Shaw player who scored in double figures with 23 points and 15 rebounds while Hyman tallied a team-high 21 points for FSU.
The Shaw Bears (13-12, 8-8 CIAA) came back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to claim a 76-68 win at Saint Augustine's last timeout without its leading scorer Amir Hinton (Philadelphia, PA) who set out due to injury. Junior Derrick Randolph (Chicago, IL) scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to lead the charge as the Bears outscored the Falcons 47-27 in the half. Freshman Geremy Taylor (Pompano Beach, FL) added 13 points and both juniors DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) and Davon Dillard (Gary, IN) contributed 11 points apiece in the win.
The victory put Shaw 7-3 in the Southern Division race and in the position to contend for the title despite Livingstone who is also 7-3.
The Broncos (6-17, 5-11 CIAA) currently sit sixth in the South, posting a 4-6. FSU is coming off a 66-50 loss to Winston-Salem State at home. Two players finished in double figures led by JaQuel Richmond with 15 points but the Broncos fell into an early 33-17 deficit in the first half and was ultimately could not triumph for the comeback win.
This will be the second meeting on the men's side for Shaw and Fayetteville State. The Bears trampled the Broncos 107-87 last time out. Hinton led all scorers with 33 points while Xavier Williams and Denzell Hosch both posted 17 points to lead FSU.
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