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WBB: Shaw Overcomes Early Deficit to Hold Off Livingstone 90-84

Posted February 10, 2013

— The 15th-ranked Shaw University Lady Bears rallied from a 14-point first half deficit to knock off Livingstone 90-84 on Saturday night in a game played at Trent Gymnaisum.

The Lady Bears outscored the opposing Lady Blue Bears 51-46 in the second half to improve to 19-3 overall, 10-2 in the CIAA and 5-1 in the Southern Division. Livingstone, meanwhile, falls to 7-14 overall, 3-9 in the CIAA and 1-5 in the Southern Division.

The Lady Bears had a balanced scoring attack with five players scoring in double figures. They were led by the duo of Crystal Harris and Crystal Wilson, who each finished with 16 points. Diamond Mitchell and Isayra Diaz scored 12 points apiece while Taylor Dalrymple contributed 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench.

For the game, the Lady Bears shot 32-of-66 from the floor for a 48.5 percent rate and they were 5-of-10 from three-point land, with Diaz burying two. They were also 21-of-35 from the free throw line, for 60 percent.

In comparison, Livingstone shot 24-of-57 from the floor for 42.1 percent. The Lady Blue Bears were 11-of-27 from three-point land for 47.8 percent and they buried 25 of their 37 free throw attempts.

Livingstone got off to a quick start, racing out to an 11-point lead in the first five minutes of the contest. With 14:56 remaining in the first half, Livingstone’s Jasmine Murray buried a three-pointer to give the Lady Blue Bears a 15-4 advantage.

The Lady Blue Bears extended their lead to 14 thanks to a pair of free throws from Tiffany Evans, who gave Livingstone a 20-6 edge with 13:22 left in the period.

Shaw responded by going on a 10-2 run over the next 3:42 to pull within six. Dalrymple’s layup with 9:40 remaining in the period cut Livingstone’s lead to 22-16.

Four straight free throws from Livingstone’s Kelcyn Manurs put the Lady Blue Bears back in front by double digits at 26-16 with 8:07 left in the frame. Evans converted a layup at the 7:46 mark to push the Lady Blue Bears’ advantage back to 12.

Kearah Jeffreys, who was 3-for-3 from long range, buried a three-pointer with 6:25 on the clock to bring the Lady Bears back within seven at 28-21. Her bucket was part of a 5-0 spurt from the Lady Bears.

With 5:47 remaining in the first half, Tyesha Tharpe put Livingstone up nine at 30-21 with a layup. The Lady Bears responded with a 13-4 run over the next four minutes to tie the contest at 34. Crystal Gordon buried two free throws to tie the game for the first time.

Jeffreys gave the Lady Bears their first lead of the contest when she buried a three-pointer. Her trey gave Shaw a 37-34 advantage with 1:24 remaining in the period. The Lady Bears extended their run to 18-4 when Isayra Diaz buried two free throws with 55 ticks left, which put them in front 39-34.

Manurs answered with four straight points for Livingstone. She buried a pair of free throws with 17 seconds remaining to bring the Lady Blue Bears within one at 39-38, which would be the final score of the frame.

Shaw opened the second half on a 9-5 run to go up 48-43 with 16:30 remaining in the contest. Livingstone responded with three quick points to pull within two thanks to a free throw from Manurs at the 15:23 mark.

Back-to-back layups by Adana David and Harris put the Lady Bears back in front by six at 52-46 with 14:04 left to play.

Murray buried a three-pointer to bring Livingstone within three at 52-49 with 13:07 remaining. On the other end, Dalrymple pushed Shaw’s lead to five with a layup.

Another bucket by Mitchell brought Livingstone within three at 54-51 with 12:29 left to play. Shortly thereafter, Murray brought the Lady Blue Bears within two (54-52).

From there, the Lady Bears answered with an 8-2 run, capped off with a three-pointer from Diaz at the 10:57 mark, which gave Shaw a 62-54 cushion.

Livingstone scored six straight points on back-to-back three-pointers from Ashley Walker and Murray to cut the deficit to two at 62-60 with 9:23 remaining in the contest.

The Lady Bears responded with an 8-0 run over the next 2:09 to pull ahead by 10. The run was capped off with a layup from Harris, which put Shaw up 70-60.

Evans brought Livingstone within seven after burying another three-pointer. On the other end, however, Mitchell put the Lady Bears back up by nine with a layup. The bucket gave Shaw a 72-63 cushion with 6:30 remaining.

After Livingstone’s Cierra York brought the Lady Blue Bears within seven, Wilson scored four straight points on back-to-back layups to put Shaw up 76-65 with 5:12 left in the game.

With 3:14 remaining, Harris buried a jumper to give Shaw an 80-70 lead. Livingstone pulled within single digits after Walker buried a free throw but Harris scored on the other end with a layup to put Shaw back in front by 11 (82-71) with 2:31 on the clock.

Livingstone answered with two free throws by Evans to make it a nine-point lead for the Lady Bears. Wilson responded with a layup to give Shaw the 84-73 cushion at the 2:02 mark.

Manures buried back-to-back three-pointers to cut the Lady Blue Bears’ lead to five at 84-79 with 1:09 remaining.

Wilson buried a free throw to push Shaw’s lead back to six with 53 seconds on the clock. Crystal Gordon converted a layup with 39 ticks left for two of her eight points, which put the game out of reach as it gave the Lady Bears the 87-79 advantage.

Six seconds later, Jeffreys buried a pair of free throws to put the Lady Bears back in front by double digits, 89-79.

With seven seconds remaining, York buried a three-pointer to bring Livingstone within seven at 89-82. Two ticks later, Mitchell sank 1-of-2 at the charity stripe to give Shaw a 90-82 lead.

Evans buried a buzzer-beating layup for the final points of the contest.

Manurs led all scorers with 21 points and eight assists. Evans finished with 20 points and six rebounds while Murray contributed with 19 in the loss.

The Lady Bears will return to action on Wednesday, February 13 when they host Winston-Salem State in Shaw's Play4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness game. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium.

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