Colleges

Shaw Evens Record With 63-55 Win Over West Chester

Posted November 18, 2012

— Shaw held West Chester to 38 percent shooting on the way to a 62-55 win over the Golden Rams Sunday night. The win evens Shaw's record at 1-1 on the season.

The smothering Shaw defense forced eight turnovers in the first eight minutes while completely shutting down the Golden Ram offense. With 11:50 left in the first half, Troy Hockaday hit a three for West Chester, putting them on the board for the first time. By then, the Bears had already scored 15 points - seven of them from Karron Johnson.

The three from Hockaday started what would become an eight-point scoring run, to trim the Shaw lead to seven, but Mohammed Abdur-Rahim hit a short jumper to give the Bears a 17-8 lead.

Twice in the remaining ten minutes of the half, West Chester would pull to within five, but the Bears would respond with points of their own to stretch the lead. By the end of the half, Shaw owned a 33-22 lead.

In the final minute of the first half, Johnson - who scored 12 in the first half - was hit with his third foul, which would limit his playing time in the second half, and give the Golden Rams the opportunity to trim the lead.

West Chester opened the second half with a six-point scoring run, but with 17:33 left in the game, Latrail McCoy found Jamin Shumate who drove the lane for a layup, stopping the Golden Ram scoring run and giving the Bears a 35-28 lead.

The Golden Rams scored the next five points, trimming the Shaw lead to 35-33 with 14:42 left in the game.

Curtis Hines then scored an old-fashioned three, followed by a trey from McCoy that lengthened the lead and took much of the steam out of the Golden Ram charge. West Chester would draw as close as four one more time in the half, then the Bears steadily lengthened their lead, finally ending with the 63-55 win.

Johnson, who saw very limited playing time in the second half, finished the game with 17 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Andre Paulk had nine points while Derrick Hunter had eight. McCoy led the Bears with seven assists.

Corey Blake led West Chester with 13 points, while Ryan McKeaney and Tim Flecken had ten apiece. Blake had seven rebounds to lead the Rams while Jon Breeden had five assists to pace his team.

Shaw remains in the Philadelphia area until Tuesday night when they play Holy Family in a 7:30 p.m. tip.

Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • NASL: RailHawks at Indy Eleven

    Tonight at 7:30 on WRAL-2

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at Indy Eleven

    Tonight at 7:30 on 99.9 HD3 The Ticket

  • CBSB: Duke vs. Virginia Tech

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
5:05pm Tonight
DUR 0
GWI 0
 
Final
DET 4
CLE 1
1:10pm Today
CIN 0
CHC 0
2:10pm Today
CWS 0
KAN 0
 
Final
OAK 3
HOU 9
Final
NYY 2
NYM 8
Final
MIA 8
WAS 0
4th
TAM 1
TOR 1
 
1st
PHI 0
ATL 0
 
1st
BAL 1
BOS 0
 
1st
MIL 0
STL 0
 
8:10pm Tonight
ARI
PIT
8:10pm Tonight
COL
SFG
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
LOS
9:05pm Tonight
ANA
TEX
9:10pm Tonight
SEA
MIN
Final
BRK 91
ATL 83
3rd
MIL 52
CHI 50
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
MEM
Final
NYI 3
WAS 1
2nd
TAM 0
DET 1
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
NAS
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
VAN
5:05pm Tonight
DUR 0
GWI 0