BOWIE – In the final regular season game of their college careers, three senior players scored in double-figures as the Bowie State Lady Bulldogs (17-8) basketball team crushed Elizabeth City State University 68-44 on Feb. 25.
Kiara Colston (bottom right) , Kyah Proctor and Lisa Jing (left) made most of the Senior Day festivities by providing 58.9 percent of Bowie State’s total offense. Proctor, a Capitol Heights native, set the pace, scoring 12 of her 14 total points in the opening half.
Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs suffocated Elizabeth City State defensively, forcing them to go 7-of-20 on field goals in the first half while stealing the ball 14 times. Four of those turnovers came from Colston, the team’s leading scorer, who added a game-high 16 points to the victory.
Clutch shooting was pivotal as Bowie State converted 42.9 percent of their field goals in the second half to expand their lead by as high as 32 points. Jing, a Laurel High School alumna, was 2-of-3 on three-point attempts, and finished with a season-high 10 points. Former Suitland High School point guard and senior Renee Kydd made her first ever start and scored five of her six points in the second half.
Even with a double-digit advantage, Bowie State continued pressuring the Lady Vikings (9-18), forcing six steals in the second half. The Lady Bulldogs benefited greatly as 31 of their total points came off of turnovers. The only flaw was second-chance scoring. Despite 23 offensive rebounds, only eight points were tacked on to the final score.
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