BALTIMORE – Bowie State University had the kind of football season that most teams would love to experience.
The Bulldogs had a 9-2 record, hosted an NCAA playoff game for the first time, and were an offensive juggernaut once again. The only problem was their season didn’t end the way they would have liked.
Bowie State came into its NCAA Super Region 2 game as the No. 4 seed, but No. 5 Delta State rallied with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to notch a 45-35 victory. The loss ended Bowie State’s season.
Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall had another big game with 332 yards passing and 60 more on the ground, and played a significant role in helping the Bulldogs score 28 straight points to grab a 35-31 lead late in the third quarter.
The Statesmen took a 31-7 first-half lead before the Bulldogs’ rally. Hall threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Britton in the second quarter. Then, in the third, Hall ran for a 2-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 31-21.
Robert Chesson then ran for a 1-yard touchdown after Delta State fumbled the kickoff. Hall then rushed into the endzone for a 14 yard score which gave Bowie State a 35-31 lead with 4:43 left in the third.
However, the rest of the game belonged to Delta State. Chris Robinson ran for a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that gave the Statesmen the lead, and did the same thing late to lock up the victory.
Bowie State’s offense has been solid on all fronts this season, but the Statesmen held Chesson to a season-worst 18 yards and limited the Bulldogs to just 74 yards on the ground overall.
Bowie State women’s basketball
The Bowie State women’s basketball team rolled to victories in its first four games this season before colliding with No. 9 Indiana (Pa.) University.
IUP improved to 5-0 while scoring a 53-37 victory over host Bowie State the night before Thanksgiving.
Kiara Colston led the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points. The problem on this night was that Colston was the only Bulldog to score in double figures.
Sade Chatman added nine points and six rebounds, while Kyah Proctor accounted for seven points.
Bowie State scored only 13 points in the first half – losing by two at the break – but IUP scored 10 in a row early in the second half and took charge. The Bulldogs made only 14 baskets and shot just 28 percent from the field overall.
PGCC’s Seifert wins award
Prince George’s Community College basketball star Gina Seifert was picked as the NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Player of the Week last week.
The sophomore forward finished with three 20-point games and added a minimum of 16 rebounds in each contest. Overall, Seifert averaged 23.3 points and 17.3 rebounds during the stretch.
Seifert tied her career-high with 25 points and added 16 boards versus Allegany College to start things off. Then, Seifert had 22 points and 18 rebounds against Butler County before closing the run with a 23-point, 18-rebound effort in a game with Westmoreland County.