When you are 8-15 opportunities to cruise to 66 point victories don’t come very often. Washington Adventist took full advantage of one Feb. 9 putting a 98-32 beat down on Penn State Mont Alto 98-32 in the Pitt.
The Shock jumped out to a 2-0 lead 15 seconds into the contest and never looked back. WAU forced 36 turnovers with 16 coming from steals. Mont Alto shot 25.6 percent from the field for the game. The Shock shot 42-for-95 from the field.
WAU held the advantages in rebounds 55-35, points in the paint 58-8, points off turnovers 52-0, and second chance points 37-2.
Shock scoring duties were split between with Courtney Cayard (Washington, D.C.) leading all scorers with 22 points. Re’gene Watson followed with 21 points. Ebonie Ellison had 18 points and nine rebounds, Asya Thomas (Beltsville, Md.) scored 12 points and dished out eight assists. Nicole Derrickson (Landover, Md.) contributed 11 points and Karis Powell had a season high 10 points and 11 boards.
Dori Kozain led the Lions with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Brooke Porter collected 11 rebounds.
WAU improved to (9-15); PSMA fell to 5-15.
BSU survives OT beats Lincoln
Denver Clyde hit four free throws in the final 23 seconds of overtime to clinch a 60-56 CIAA victory in Bowie Saturday. Ashley Castle scored an old fashioned three-point play, sinking a layup and free throw with five seconds left in regulation to send BSU and Lincoln into overtime.
It is the Bulldogs second straight win, improving the team to 9-11, 4-8 and 3-3 in the North Division. The Lions fell to 11-11, 4-8, 2-4.
Donia Naylor (Washington, D.C.) finished the afternoon with a game-high double-double of 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Castle tallied 11 points and Uchechi Ahaiwe (Riverdale, Md.) added 10 points, six rebounds and five blocks. Denver Clyde (Glen Burnie, Md.) and Jasmine McIntosh (Bowie, Md.) were credited with 14 and 12 rebounds respectively.
While it was a balmy 35 degrees in the parking lot, the gym was a frigid 25 as neither team could hit a quarter of its field goal attempts making for a rebound fest. The Bulldogs grabbed a season-best 74 rebounds compared to 49 for the Lions.
Zephrah Pam led the Lady Lions with 11 points and nine rebounds and was the only Lincoln player to score in double figures.
Firebirds can’t miss
University of the District of Columbia shot a season-best 57-percent from the field en-route to a 96-73 victory over East Coast Conference foe NYIT Saturday at Recreation Hall.
The Firebirds jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. UDC improved to 15-4 overall and 11-2 in the ECC while also completing the season sweep of the Bears. NYIT, meanwhile, fell to 13-7 overall and 9-5 in league play.
Four of the Firebirds’ starting five scored in double figures in addition to one reserve. Telisha Turner led all scorers with 22 points. Denikka Brent finished with 16 points. ShaKena Williams contributed 14 points. Tatyana Calhoun hauled in a game-high eight rebounds to go with 12 points and Shantrel Oliver (Columbia, Md.) pitched in 10 points off the bench.
Alex Venuto registered team-highs of 17 points and eight rebounds for the Bears, and Dina Ragab added 15 points.