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WBB: Balanced Scoring Lifts #18 Shaw Over Felician 74-66

Posted December 31, 2012

— Nine Shaw players scored - three of them in double digits - as the Lady Bears defeated Felician in the second round of the D.C. Winter Classic held at the University Sports Complex on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia.

The win is the seventh straight for the Lady Bears and sets their season mark at 8-1. Felician falls to 4-9 on the season.

One game after Taylor Dalrymple had 25 points and 16 rebounds, the Lady Bears relied on double digit scoring from Sequoyah Griffin, Kearah Jeffreys and Crystal Wilson, while Dalrymple added another nine.

"Anytime you play in a tournament someone has a chance to see when a player like Taylor has a big game, and they make adjustments to stop her," said Shaw Assistant Coach Ashante Timoll. "The good thing about having a team concept is that you have other people who can step up. That's what happened today, we had people step up."

The Lady Bears built an early lead, but then faltered, allowing the Golden Hawks to build a lead of their own while Shaw struggled to get the ball inside to their bigs.

"We were holding onto the ball a little too much and our timing was off," said Timoll. "It could be three games in three days that had a little bit to do with it. We have to get the ball inside. That is our game. Once we get the ball inside we're scoring or going to the free throw line."

The Lady Bears, second in the nation in rebounding margin, had another big day on the boards. Shaw outrebounded the Golden Hawks 50-31. Shaw hauled down 21 offensive rebounds to only 20 defensive rebounds for Felician.

"We talk about rebounding every day. We talk about the importance of having multiple possessions. No one is shooting 100 percent so you're going to have some missed shots. We talk about it every day, but we still don't do it enough," said Timoll.

The Lady Bears opened the game with a three-minute 13-3 run. With Adana David's free throw shot with 13:43 left in the half, the Lady Bears built their largest lead of the half - 11 points - with a 20-9 tally.

At the 12:13 mark, Crystal Harris got the ball under the bucket and hit the layup to give the Lady Bears a 24-14 lead. They would not score again for the next six minutes.

"We weren't executing. We had turnovers - which have plagued us - and weren't executing very well. We know where we want the ball to go, and they overplayed us in some areas and we didn't take advantage of what their defense was giving us."

In those six minutes, Felician got points from six different players and built a 28-24 lead when Ashley Morris hit a jumper off a pass from Shakeema Green.

With 5:56 left in the half, Adana David broke the Shaw scoring draught and cut the gap to only two points.

The Golden Hawks then reeled off an 8-2 run, culminating with a pair of three throws from Trina Hunter with 3:21 left, giving them a 38-28 lead.

Kearah Jeffreys hit a jumper from the left wing to stop the scoring streak and cut the Felician lead to 38-30. That bucket started a 7-1 Shaw run that closed out the half, sending the teams to the locker room with a 39-34 Golden Hawk advantage.

The opening 90 seconds of the second half were marked by miscues and missed shots. Most of that time was spent in the Shaw half of the court, with the Lady Bears missing six field goals and two free throws. The Golden Hawks finally pulled in a rebound and converted it into a layup at the other end to extend their lead to seven.

With 16:13 left in the game, Wilson hit a jumper in the lane to begin a nine-point scoring run that gave the Lady Bears a 47-45 lead when Wilson capped the run with a pair of free throws with 14:29 left in the contest.

The Lady Bears built the lead to four points on a Dalrymple free throw, but Trina Plummer immediately answered with a three that trimmed the Shaw lead to only one. Two plays later, the Golden Hawks tied the score at 57-each when Gisell Peguero hit another three.

Shaw answered with a five-point run, capped by a Wilson Jumper, and built it to eight points with 3:01 left when Ronika Ransford hit a layup to give the Lady Bears a 66-58 lead.

Still up eight with 2:05 left in the game, Shaw reeled a bit when Felician scored six straight points. Shakeema Green's pair of free throws cut the Shaw lead to 68-66 with 1:06 left in the contest.

The Lady Bears, however, closed out the game on a 6-0 run to set the final at 74-66.

Griffin, who was named to the All-Tournament team, scored 15 points to lead Shaw. Wilson and Jeffreys finished the game with 11 apiece. Dalrymple - also named to the All-Tournament squad - had nine points, seven rebounds and led the team with five assists. Crystal Gordon led the team with nine rebounds.

Plummer collected 17 points for the Golden Hawks while Jac'Quel Saunders had 12 and Peguero had 11. Ashley Morris led Felician with six rebounds and Green had four assists.

The Lady Bears return to action Thursday when they open CIAA play with a game at Elizabeth City State.

Timoll said that conference play brings a different challenge to the Lady Bears. "Any time you're playing in the CIAA, it's more aggressive. We're going to have a huge target on our back. People in our conference are hungry to play us. So we have to be prepared for that. It's good that we've won these games, and won games on the road. That will prepares us for down the stretch. They're going to be coming for us and we have to execute."

Tip for the contest Thursday is 5:30 p.m.

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