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Virginia Union enters Top 5 in D2 WBB Rankings

The Lady Panthers continue on with their star player sidelined.

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The Women’s Basketball Coaching Association (WBCA) D2 Top 25 Poll dropped Tuesday afternoon, reflecting games played though Sunday. Representing the CIAA, Virginia Union earned the fifth spot while Bowie State dropped to no. 22. Benedict College, the sole SIAC squad, moved up to no. 21.

Lady Panthers’ Hot streak

Current CIAA North leader Virginia Union (12-1, 4-0) advanced one spot from their no. 6 spot last week. The Lady Panthers remain undefeated in CIAA play and are in the midst of an 11-game win streak dating back to mid-November. They continuously showcase their strength through repeatedly leading the CIAA in scoring, and still hold first place averaging 77 points-per-game.

Though their powerhouse junior guard Shareka McNeil is sidelined with an injury, VUU continues to steamroll on with offensive production. Junior guard Shameka McNeil leads the team, averaging 10.7 points-per-game, followed by 10.2 points-per-game from graduate guard Jasmine Carter.

The Lady Panthers will play their first division game on the road Wednesday night against Lincoln (15-3, 4-1, 1-0), whom currently possess second place in the northern division. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 PM.

Virginia Union enters Top 5 in D2 WBB Rankings
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