It took a come from behind effort to secure St. Augustine’s spot in the semifinals of the 2011 CIAA Tournament. The Lady Falcons had to fight the whole game to win in the final seconds over Elizabeth City State University 70-68 in the quarterfinals at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.
Elizabeth City State was hot during the first half of the game. The Lady Vikings made 59% of their field goals. They even went up by double digits over the Lady Falcons.
As the story of the game would unfold, St. Augustine’s would fight back. The Lady Falcons only trailed 35-28 at the half.
Despite being hot in the first half, Elizabeth City State University struggled shooting during the second half. The Lady Vikings was only able to make 32% of their shots during the second half.
St. Augustine’s College continued to chip away at Elizabeth City State University’s led and took the final led of the game with only 7 seconds left. Crystal McCaffity and Allison Sikes both had 19 points for the Lady Falcons. Le`Kiesha White added 12 points and 14 rebounds and Umeka Benson added 11 more points towards the winning effort.
Kenatta Gill led the way for Elizabeth City State with 18 points. Shaquella Jackson put in 14 points, Shatara Jackson 13 points and Stephanie Harper scored 12 points for the Lady Vikings.
St. Augustine’s College defeated Virginia Union University in round one. Elizabeth City State University had a bye for round one of the CIAA Tournament.
Now St. Augustine’s will face across town rival Shaw University in the semifinals at 1pm on Friday. Both teams are from Raleigh, NC. Shaw defeated Virginia State University in their quarterfinal game of the 2011 CIAA Tournament.