FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Bluefield State Lady Blues evened their season record at 2-2 with a 69-53 victory over Chowan University on Saturday in the Kentucky State University Classic in the capital of the Bluegrass State.
Shakima Wiggins led all scorers with 20 points for Bluefield State. Tasia Nolan added 12 points while Tenika Jackson and Hope Smith added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Charity Harris dished out eight assists.
Jordan Payne had a team-high 12 points and seven rebounds for the Chowan Hawks (0-4). Courtni Williams added 11 points.
Bluefield State shot 50.9 percent from the floor, getting 32 points in the paint, while the Hawks shot 30.6 percent.
Chowan led by double digits for most of the first half and was ahead 28-21 at the break. A jumper by Nolan with 12:18 left to play put the exclamation point on an 11-4 run for the Lady Blues and tied the score.
Payne responded for the Hawks with a basket, but from that point forward the momentum shifted permanently in favor of Bluefield State, which led by 18 points in the final minute.
The Lady Blues return to action on Monday at 6 p.m. in the Dome at Bluefield College for the Battle of the Bluefields.
Marshall 74, UMES 57
HUNTINGTON — Led by career-highs of 23 points by Leah Scott and five 3-pointers by Norrisha Victrum, Marshall women’s basketball moved to 3-0 for the first time since 2008-09 with a 74-57 defeat of Maryland Eastern Shore (0-4) on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center. Princeton’s McKenzie Akers scored nine points.
The win marks the first time Marshall has won three consecutive games under coach Matt Daniel.
The three-game streak is also a first since the Herd won a five-game stretch from Dec. 28, 2011 through Jan. 11, 2012.