Colleges

Strong Second Half Lifts Shaw to 89-69 Rout of Chowan

Posted January 5, 2013

— A strong second half run helped the Shaw Bears roll past Chowan 89-69 on Saturday afternoon in a game played at the Helms Center.

Leading 30-29 at halftime, the Bears went on a 23-7 run in the opening six minutes of the second half to build a 17-point lead which they would never relinquish. Shaw outscored the Hawks 59-40 in the second half to take the victory.

The Bears improve to 8-4 overall and are now 2-0 in the CIAA. The win is Shaw's fourth straight victory, all of which have come on the road.

"Anytime you can win four straight games, you've got to be pleased," said Shaw head coach Cleo Hill, Jr. "There are some things you can improve on. But overall, I thought we had a good effort, especially in the second half."

As a team, the Bears shot a season best 63 percent from the floor on 34-of-54 shooting. They went 6-of-14 from three-point territory for 42.9 percent. Defensively, the Bears limited the Hawks to 46 percent shooting.

Curtis Hines led all scorers with 24 points, 18 of which came in the second half. Hines also pulled down five rebounds. Karron Johnson added a double-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. At halftime, he had 15 of Shaw's 30 points. Johnson shot 10-of-13 from the floor in 31 minutes of action.

Derrick Hunter was perfect from the floor, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting . Hunter, who also had five assists, was 1-for-1 from downtown and 3-for-3 from the free throw line.

"I thought our energy was strong all night long," said Hill. "We had a number of players step up for us today and they really helped us do what we wanted to do. We need to keep playing with that kind of energy. Our upperclassmen came in and did what they needed to do and they led us to the win today."
Johnson scored nine of Shaw's first 12 points, helping the Bears get out to an early 12-4 lead with 14:11 remaining in the first period. The other three points during that stretch came on a three-pointer from Hunter.

A free throw by Johnson gave the Bears their largest lead of the first half at 18-7 with 12:10 remaining in the opening period. The Hawks responded with a 6-0 run to get within five at 18-13 with 7:16 remaining.

Johnson put the Bears ahead 24-15 with a layup at the 5:41 mark of the first half. The Hawks responded with another 6-0 run to cut their deficit to three at 24-21 with 4:54 left. Shaw was outscored 8-6 in the final four minutes of the first half to lead 30-29 at halftime.

Shaw opened the second half on a 23-7 run to build a 53-36 lead with 14:08 remaining in the game. During the run, Hines had nine points, which all came from long range. With 9:14 remaining in the game, the Bears took a 22-point advantage thanks to a layup from Johnson to make the score 67-45. This was part of a 37-16 spurt by the Bears.

Chowan responded with a 10-0 run, thanks to eight points from Kyree Bethel, who sank back-to-back threes to cut Shaw's lead to 12 at 67-55 with 7:23 remaining.

A jumper by Quinton McDuffie at the 6:29 mark cut Shaw's lead to 10 at 69-59. Another three-pointer by Bethel brought the Hawks within single digits at 71-62 with 5:10 remaining in the contest.

Over the next minute, the Bears answered with a 6-0 run to extend the lead back to 15 at 77-62, which put the game out of reach for Chowan.

Another three-pointer by Bethel brought the Hawks within 12 wiith 2:20 left in the game. Chowan wouldn't score again for the remainder of the contest as the Bears closed out the game on an 8-0 run to take the 20-point victory.

Bethel led the Hawks with 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-7 from long range. McDuffie finished with 15 points. Kortez Smith added 12 points in the loss while Ashante Ross contributed with 11 points.

The Bears will close out their five-game road trip, which dates back to December, with another CIAA contest against Virginia State on Monday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Ettrick, Va.

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