Hawks Down Lady Vikings in CIAA Northern Division Opener
BOX SCORE MURFREESBORO, NC- The Chowan University women's basketball team picked up a 66-36 win over Elizabeth City State University on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks improve to 11-4 overall with the victory while the Lady Vikings drop to 4-8 overall and 2-2 in the league with the CIAA Northern Division setback.
Elizabeth City State came out firing after opening the first quarter with a 12-0 run. Jordan Payne's basket with2:08 remaining the first quarter ended the scoring drought for the Chowan Blue and White. After trailing 12-8 at the start of the second quarter, the Hawks clawed their way back from the deficit. With 3:43 remaining before halftime, Danielle Weldon hit a free throw to ice the contest 17-17. After battling down the final stretch of the first half, Mariah Coker drained back-to-back three pointers to push the Hawks ahead 26-20 at the halftime break.
Chowan built on the momentum early in the third quarter and never looked back. The Hawks carried a commanding 43-23 advantage into the final ten minutes of play before closing out the contest with the 66-36 victory.
Dhyamond Crenshaw paced the Hawks with 13 points in the contest with Payne adding 12 points. Chantel Roberts and Weldon paced the Hawks with six rebounds apiece. The Hawks caused 38 Lady Viking turnovers over the course of the contest while shooting 35% from the floor.
Jalyn Brown tallied nine points for Elizabeth City State in the setback.
The Hawks will travel to Winston Salem State University on January 16th for a rescheduled game. Tip off is slated for 1:00pm.