SHAW RALLIES LATE TO EDGE ECSU VIKINGS 61-58
Jan. 16, 2010
RALEIGH, NC- Brandon Simms nailed a three-pointer with 1:47 remaining to lift the Shaw University Bears past Elizabeth City State University 61-58 Saturday night at Spaulding Gymnasium.
The Vikings led the entire second half and with 4:43 left held an 8-point advantage 53-45. From that point on the Bears would close the game out on a 16-5 run to complete the come from behind victory. In the final two minutes the Bears (8-6, CIAA 6-2) secured two key offensive rebounds which assisted in their rally; The first came off a Michael Smith put-back after a miss by Adrian Bascom which made the score 57-55 in favor of ECSU. Smith was fouled in the process and went to the free throw line to complete the possible three-point play. He misfired on the free throw however Bascom corralled the offensive board which set the stage for Simms go-ahead three-pointer.
The Vikings (8-6, CIAA 4-5) will take on Saint Augustine's College on Monday, January 18 at 7:30pm in Emery Gymnasium. For more information on ECSU Athletics, visit www.ecsuvikings.com.