Colleges

NCCU women's basketball falls to rival Aggies, 60-33

Posted February 23, 2013

Rookie forward Tisha Dixon recorded her third double-double of the season while the North Carolina Central University women’s basketball team dropped a 60-33 decision to the rival North Carolina A&T Lady Aggies on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Durham, N.C., at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium.

Dixon, a Kinston, N.C., native, finished the contest posting a team-high 14 points while also leading the game with 12 rebounds. In addition to Dixon, fellow freshman Aja Hoyle contributed 11 points for the Lady Eagles while pulling down four boards.

During the rival match-up the Lady Eagles struck first after two made free throws from junior Tenika Neely put NCCU on top 2-0 at the 17:40 mark. The next seven minutes of the ball game saw one tie and three lead changes before the Lady Aggies took control going on an 18-4 run to end the half and take their largest lead of 15 points into the locker room at 28-13.

N.C. A&T started the second half on a 6-0 run before Hoyle ended the scoring drought for NCCU making a jumper with 16:14 left in the game and knocking the lead down under 20 points. The Lady Aggies continued their offensive success taking their largest lead of the contest at 31 with 1:19 left to play. NCCU scored two more baskets before time expired leaving the final margin at 27 as the Lady Eagles fell 60-33.

As a team, NCCU shot 22 percent from the field, pulled down 32 rebounds, dished out eight assists, and shot 9-for-15 from the free throw line at 60 percent.

The Lady Aggies were sparked by Eboni Ross who led the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference match-up with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grasping 10 rebounds, while teammate JaQuayla Berry scored an additional 13 points and pulled down eight boards.

N.C. A&T shot 49 percent from the field collectively, seized 39 rebounds, dished out 16 assists, blocked six Lady Eagle shots and shot 5-for-10 from the charity stripe.

NCCU falls to 1-15 on the season and 1-12 in conference play while the Lady Aggies advance to 18-8 overall and 10-3 in the MEAC.

The Lady Eagles return to action on Saturday, March 2 as NCCU hosts the Tigers from Savannah State. Tipoff for the conference match-up is set for 2 p.m.



Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • ACTION: Dew Tour

    Tomorrow at 5:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • GOLF: Women's British Open

    Tomorrow at 11:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Haskell

    Sunday at 5:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • MLS: Kansas City at Portland

    Sunday at 2:00 pm on FOX50

  • ACTION: Dew Tour

    Sunday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHRA Sonoma Nationals

    Sunday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • OLYMPICS: Kerri Walsh Special

    Sunday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • GOLF: Women's British Open

    Sunday at 11:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Louisville

    Tonight at 7:00 on Buzz Sports Radio

  • 919 Beer Podcast

    Tomorrow at 8:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Louisville

    Tomorrow at 6:30 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • NASL: RailHawks at FC Edmonton

    Sunday at 4:00 pm on 1550 The Ticket

MLB Scoreboard
Interleague
Seattle0Delayed
Chi Cubs11
American League
Baltimore04:07 PT5:07 MT6:07 CT7:07 ET19:07 ET23:07 GMT7:07 4:07 MST6:07 EST6:37 VEN3:07 UAE (+1)6:07 CT
Preview
Toronto0
 
Oakland04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Cleveland0
 
Houston04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Detroit0
 
NY Yankees04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Tampa Bay0
 
Kansas City05:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
Preview
Texas0
 
Chi White Sox05:10 PT6:10 MT7:10 CT8:10 ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 MST7:10 EST7:40 VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 CT
Preview
Minnesota0
 
Boston 7:05 PT8:05 MT9:05 CT10:05 ET22:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 MST9:05 EST9:35 VEN6:05 UAE (+1)9:05 CT
Preview
LA Angels 
National League
Colorado04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
NY Mets0
 
St. Louis 4:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Miami 
 
Philadelphia04:35 PT5:35 MT6:35 CT7:35 ET19:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 MST6:35 EST7:05 VEN3:35 UAE (+1)6:35 CT
Preview
Atlanta0
 
Pittsburgh05:10 PT6:10 MT7:10 CT8:10 ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 MST7:10 EST7:40 VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 CT
Preview
Milwaukee0
 
Arizona 7:10 PT8:10 MT9:10 CT10:10 ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 MST9:10 EST9:40 VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 CT
Preview
LA Dodgers 
 
Washington 7:15 PT8:15 MT9:15 CT10:15 ET22:15 ET2:15 GMT10:15 7:15 MST9:15 EST9:45 VEN6:15 UAE (+1)9:15 CT
Preview
San Francisco 
 
Cincinnati 7:40 PT8:40 MT9:40 CT10:40 ET22:40 ET2:40 GMT10:40 7:40 MST9:40 EST10:10 VEN6:40 UAE (+1)9:40 CT
Preview
San Diego 
 
Minor League Baseball
International League
Gwinnett 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Toledo 
 
Lehigh Valley 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Rochester 
 
Columbus 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Charlotte 
 
Louisville 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Durham 
 
Syracuse 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Buffalo 
 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Pawtucket 
 
Norfolk 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET12:15 GMT
Indianapolis 
 
ATP Scoreboard
Friday, Jul. 29
Rogers Cup (ATP)
Quarterfinals
(2) S. Wawrinka6 6    
K. Anderson1 3    
(3) K. Nishikori6 3 6   
G. Dimitrov3 6 2   
(1) N. Djokovic 
(5) T. Berdych 
(4) M. Raonic 
(10) G. Monfils 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Friday, Jul. 29
Rogers Cup (WTA)
Quarterfinals
(5) S. Halep3 6 6   
(9) S. Kuznetsova6 1 1   
(2) A. Kerber6 6    
D. Kasatkina2 2    
(10) M. Keys 
(16) A. Pavlyuchen 
(15) J. Konta 
K. Kucova