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Photo by Donald Watkins
Photo by Donald Watkins

LINCOLN, Pa. – Senior guard Victoria Swanson (Monmouth, OR) registered a career-high 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting but the short-handed Shaw University women's basketball team fell 83-40 to Lincoln (PA) University in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) action Saturday afternoon at the Rivero Gym.

The Lady Bears were within reach of the Lady Lions after the first quarter (18-7) but cold shooting (20-percent) for SU led to LUPA outscoring Shaw 28-8 in the second quarter as the Lady Lions led 46-15 at halftime.

Things wouldn't get easier for Shaw in the second half as the Lady Bears combined for just 25 points compared to LUPA's 37. Shaw never led the entire game while the Lady Lions reaped 31-points off the Lady Bears 29 turnovers.

Kwanza Murray led all scorers with 27 points and seven rebounds while DeAshia Young chipped in 16 points and seven assists. Brittany Hinton contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds for Lincoln (PA) who now improve to 20-3 overall and 10-1 in the CIAA.

The loss dips Shaw to 6-15 overall and 2-10 in league action. The Lady Bears will return to action Wednesday, Feb. 5 for a home contest against Johnson C. Smith in a CIAA Southern Division contest and White Out. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. in C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium.

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