By Bowie State University Athletics
BOWIE, MD – Senior Kyaja Williams (Baltimore, Md.) was impressive on the court tonight recording another double-double and ended with 22 points and 11 rebounds to go along with seven steals while junior Talanya Hutton (Seat Pleasant, Md.) recorded a double-double herself scoring 18 points, tying her career-high and grabbed a career-high 10 boards. Senior Dynaisha Christian (Pocomoke, Md.) chipped in 14 points to go along with seven rebounds.
Bowie State moves to 19-3 overall, 9-2 in league play and 3-1 in the CIAA North. ECSU dips to 8-15 (4-7 CIAA) on the year.
The Bulldogs took the win behind a great overall performance as a team. As a team, BSU shot a scorching hot 50.8 percent (32-of-63) from the floor while holding the Lady Vikings to shooting just 25 percent (14-of-56).
Bowie State took over the game early with a big first half and never looked back. The Lady Vikings scored the first basket of the night but were shut down by the Bulldogs defense after that until the 4:10 mark of the first period. While holding ECSU with one field goal, the Bulldogs went on a 15-5 run orchestrated by Williams and Hutton. A Hutton layup with one minute left gave BSU 24-7 lead to end the quarter.
Although the Lady Vikings held their own in the second stanza by scoring 10 points, the Bulldogs were the superior team. BSU held 30-20 advantage in points in the paint and scored 27 points off turnovers to ECSU nine. Williams’ back-to-back layups gave Bowie State 36-11 lead at the 4:05 mark. Senior Lea Whitehead (Odenton, Md.) jumper closed out the first half with the Bulldogs on top 40-17.
Senior Amel Duggins (Largo, Md.) started out the third period with a pair of three pointers to extend the Bowie State lead to 46-17 with 8:33 remaining. The Lady Vikings offensive woes continued in the quarter as the visitors scored only five points compared to 26 points for Bulldogs. Another Williams layup with seven seconds to go stretched the lead to 66-22 entering the fourth quarter.
ECSU outscored BSU in the fourth period 18-10 but it was a little too late as the Bulldogs dominated the first three quarters by a large margin to pick up their third straight win.
Deal and Sirenna Pitts led the Elizabeth City State Vikings in scoring with 11 points apiece. Devona Stell came off the Lady Vikings bench to haul down a team-high 11 rebounds
Bowie State travels south for its next contest at Virginia State University on Monday (2/10) in Ettrick, Va. Tipoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. in VSU’s Multipurpose Center.