BOWIE STATE ATHLETICS: The No. 4 seeded Bowie State Bulldogs will face the No. 5 seeded Elizabeth City State Vikings during the quarterfinal round of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women’s Basketball Tournament Thursday, Feb. 23. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. inside the CFG Bank Arena and will air live on ESPN +.
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Bowie State and Shaw will meet for the third time this season but 30th overall since 2009. The Bulldogs swept the season series against the Vikings, including a 55-44 win at Elizabeth City State on Jan. 18 and then a 61-51 victory in A.C. Jordan Arena back on Feb. 9.
Last Time Out
The Bulldogs concluded the regular season 14-11 overall and 10-6 against conference opponents. Bowie State did cap off the season with a 62-44 win over rival Lincoln (PA) during its regular season finale. Against LUPA, the Bulldogs had two players score in double figures, led by sophomore Anii Harris, who had 21 points and two steals. Redshirt sophomore Katerra Myers added 17 points and eight rebounds and junior Seanice Lyons added six points and seven rebounds.
Scouting Elizabeth City State
ECSU (17-10) defeated No. 12 St. Augustine’s on Tuesday during the opening round of the CIAA Tournament, 59-55. The Vikings went to the wire with the Lady Falcons despite outscoring SAU, 20-7 in the third quarter. ECSU used a 6-1 in the last 50 seconds to come away with the win. NyAsia Blango led the offensive effort with 21 points, four assists and three rebounds.
The winner between Bowie State and Elizabeth City State will face the winner of No. 2 Fayetteville State and No. 8 Johnson C. Smith on Friday, Feb. 24 in the semifinals.
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