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Lady Vikings falter in second half, fall to Rams

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Elizabeth City State head coach Antonio Davis gives instruction to his players during the second quarter. Elizabeth City State took on Shaw in a regular season basketball game in Elizabeth City, NC on December 13, 2018.

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From staff reports

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM — The Elizabeth City State women's basketball team lost to Winston-Salem State 78-65 Monday evening at Winston-Salem State University.

The Lady Vikings held a 29-26 lead at halftime of the conference matchup.

WSSU opened the second half on a run to take a 47-37 lead in the third quarter and led by 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Winston-Salem State connected on 9-of-25 shots from behind the 3-point line for a 36 percent mark in the contest.

Amaya Tucker led WSSU with 23 points and five rebounds, Brionna Pate followed with 22 points and 17 rebounds.

Naterria Luster led ECSU with 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jalyn Brown followed with 21 points, four rebounds and three assists, while Asia Deal posted 11 points.

ECSU (11-7, 4-4 CIAA) shot 22-44 (40 percent) from the field, while WSSU (8-8, 4-2 CIAA) shot 31-82 (37.8 percent) from the field.

ALL-CHEERLEADING

ECSU had two students named to the all-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association cheerleading team Monday.

Seniors Bianca Chambers, from Charlotte, and Mkayla Hoffler, from Elizabeth City, earned the honors.

According to the CIAA, 24 standout student-athletes have been selected for their leadership and athletic abilities contributing to the success of their respective institutions. These outstanding athletes will be recognized at Super Saturday of the CIAA Basketball Tournament on March 2 as part of the cheerleading exhibition.

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