The first day of the women’s CIAA Tournament was heavily tilted in favor of the Northern Division.
Three of the four women’s games went in favor of the CIAA’s top division, with Winston-Salem State being the lone winner from the South.
Bowie bounces Shaw
First Bowie State beat Shaw 56-47, sending it home to Raleigh in the first round for the second year in a row. Kyah Proctor scored 19 points in the win. BSU will face Fayetteville State on Thursday in the Spectrum Center.
LU beats LC
Next, it was Lincoln beating Livingstone 78-58. Shahra Madison led the way with 16 points and eight rebounds. Lincoln will take on defending champion Johnson C. Smith Thursday in the Spectrum Center.
Chowan survives upset bid
Chowan figured to keep the North’s streak alive, and it did, but not nearly as cleanly as it would like. A scrappy St. Aug team fought to the end but fell 75-70 to Chowan.
“We knew this was not going to be a blow out,” Chowan head coach LaToya Jones said. “We knew we were going to be in a fight. We’ve been in a fight all season and this was no different for us and I’m happy that we were able to persevere just like we have before.”
Winston pulls away
WSSU came out strong early and never looked back, beating Elizabeth City State 87-67 in the opening round.
The Lady Rams jumped out to a 21-11 lead in the first quarter to set the pace. Candace Tate had 24 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
WSSU will take on Virginia State, the second ranked team in the North, on Thursday in the Spectrum Center.