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MOXLEY RECORDS FIRST CAREER DOUBLE-DOUBLE BUT SHAW FALLS TO FAYETTEVILLE STATE

Photo cred: Donald Watkins
Photo cred: Donald Watkins

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sophomore Amani Moxley (Moreno Valley, CA) registered her first career double double with 14 points and 12 rebounds but the Shaw University women's basketball team dropped a 86-41 decision to the visiting Fayetteville State University Broncos Wednesday night inside the historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium.

 

The contest was senior night for the Lady Bears whom recognized four seniors at the conclusion of the game.

 

The loss dipped the Lady Bears record to 6-19 overall and 2-14 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference. Within the Southern Division, Shaw falls to 2-9 on the year.

 

Moxley was the lone Lady Bears to score in double figures, shooting 7-of-11 from the field. Shaw shot just 28-percent (16-56) from the field compared the Broncos who netted 36-of-72 shots for 50-percent from the field.

 

For the contest, FSU tallied 32 points off of the Lady Bears 24 turnovers while holding a 24-2 stand in fast breaks, 25-7 in bench points and 13-4 ratio in second chance opportunities.

 

Shaw held a 16-15 lead after one complete quarter but the Broncos outscored the Lady Bears 17-9 in the second quarter to take a 32-25 lead at intermission.

 

A cold third quarter by Shaw saw the Lady Bears trail by as many as 30-points as FSU would go onto outscore SU 32-10 at the end of the period and then 22-6 in the fourth quarter.

 

Katisha Hyman paced FSU in scoring with 22 points, seven steals and five assists while Shantel Bennett recorded 16 points and London Thompson aided 14 points and seven rebounds. The win improves Fayetteville State's overall record to 17-8 overall, 14-2 in the CIAA and 14-2 in the South.

 

Shaw will close out the regular season with a road contest at Johnson C. Smith on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. 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.