WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO ELIZABETH CITY STATE ON SATURDAY

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO ELIZABETH CITY STATE ON SATURDAY

RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University women's basketball will travel to Elizabeth City, N.C. for a nonconference match up with the Lady Vikings of Elizabeth City State University on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the R.L. Vaughan Center. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m.

 

The game will offer live video on www.shawbears.com.

 

Shaw enters Saturday's contest with a 1-1 record on the young season after capturing its first win of the year against Carver Bible by the score of 64-55 in Spaulding on Monday (Nov. 18).

 

The Lady Bears are led by junior forward Diamononique Kennedy (Beggs, OK) with 19.5 points per game while junior guard Ariana Fleming (Newark, DE) adds 16.5 points per outing. Defensively, Fleming paces the Lady Bears on the glass with an average of 7.0 rebounds per outing while sophomore center Amani Moxley (Moreno Valley, CA) contributes 6.0.

 

In the past two games, Shaw has posted 70.5 points while shooting 39.1-percent from the field, 72.5-percent from the free throw line and 22.2-percent from the 3-point line. The Lady Bears are averaging just 39 rebounds collectively.

 

ECSU is coming off a 50-40 win against Claflin in its last outing on Nov. 21. The win improved the Lady Vikings to 1-3 overall, providing its first win of the 2019-20 season. Through the past four games, ECSU has averaged 64.3 points per game on 37.9-percent shooting from the floor, 34-percent from the 3-point line and 72-percent from the charity stripe.

 

Asia Deal is the Lady Vikings leading scorer, registering 14.3 points while Devona Stell adds 14.0 points to go along with a team-high 9.3 rebounds. Collectively, ECSU grabs 37.7 rebounds per game.

 

Saturday's contest will be the first of two games between Shaw and Elizabeth City State for 2019-20. Since 2008, Shaw has won 14 of the 20 meetings against the Lady Vikings but ECSU has won the last two games, including a 78-55 win over the Lady Bears at the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte, N.C.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw athletics and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.