BALTIMORE — Bowie State University got help from plenty of places and pulled out a huge road win at Elizabeth City State University last Saturday.
Kyah Proctor led the Lady Bulldogs with 18 points, and Kiara Colston scored 16 while Ty-Nita Baker nailed a big three-pointer in the final minute as Bowie State held on for a 63-61 victory over Elizabeth City State.
The victory improved Bowie State to 14-6 overall plus 7-4 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and 2-3 in North games.
Kyaja Williams also helped out with 12 points and led the Bulldogs with eight rebounds. Bowie State needed help because the Vikings took a 32-29 halftime lead.
They pushed the lead to 10 in the third quarter and still held a 50-44 edge after three. That, however, is when Bowie State started to rally.
Williams made a layup with 1:50 left that tied the game at 57. Tamara Harvey made a free throw that gave the home team a 58-57 edge before Baker hit her three with 36 seconds left which gave the Bulldogs the lead for good.
That was the only game of the week for Bowie State, which gets back into action on Feb. 7 at home versus Lincoln University. The Bulldogs now have won two of their last three and play their next two games at home.
In other news, The Bulldogs Bowling team took first at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Event II held in Midlothian, Va. last week.
Bowie State University finished with a total score of 11,007 and a record of 11-1 during the weekend’s competition. Diamond Carter was first with an average of 167.4 (fifth overall) while Chantel Farlow was second on the team (155.60), and Shannon Weaver took third (155.00).
Farlow and Weaver ended up 13th and 15th, respectively, in the overall competition.
Virginia Union University finished second overall with Virginia State University getting third in the North. Elizabeth City State and Chowan University took fourth and fifth, respectively, in the North.
The University of Maryland women's basketball team recently scored a win against the University of Nebraska on Feb. 4. Kaila Charles scored 25 points and pulled down a career-best 16 rebounds, and Brianna Fraser added 14 points to help No. 10 Maryland to a 64-57 victory.
Maryland improved to 20-3 overall and 9-1 in the Big Ten Conference. Nebraska now is 17-7 overall and 8-3 in conference play.
Eleanna Christinaki also helped the Terps with 11 points while Kristen Confroy added 10 rebounds in the win. Maryland struggled early, especially with some foul trouble but held on for a 27-22 lead at halftime.
The Terps scored the first seven points in the second half and had some breathing room before Nebraska battled back and cut the lead to 55-49 in the fourth quarter.
After that, Channise Lewis, Charles and Christinaki made some clutch free throws in the final three minutes to lock up with victory. Maryland now has won 20 games for the last 14 years under coach Brenda Frese, who’s been with the school for 16 seasons.