@BCUWBB Game Day: North Carolina A&T
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Having won two
consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference (MEAC) contests, the Lady
Wildcats look to finish the road swing on
a high note, taking on the North Carolina
A&T Aggies on Monday at Ellis F.
Corbett Sports Center. Tipoff is set for
Bethune-Cookman (8-15, 5-6 MEAC) at North Carolina A&T (17-4, 7-2 MEAC)
February 10, 2014 - 6 p.m.
Ellis F. Corbett Sports Center (5,700) - Greensboro, N.C.
About the Lady Wildcats
It’s been a big week for top scorer Chastity René Taylor, who put up 45 points in two MEAC wins last week over South Carolina State and North Carolina Central. Taylor tops the Lady Wildcats scoring numbers on the year as well, averaging 16.7 PPG. Taylor scored 20 the last time these teams met.
However, in recent games she’s hardly been alone in the effort. Point guard Shakeyia Colyer averages 11.8 PPG, and knocked down seven of B-CU’s eight points in double overtime at NCCU, securing the victory. Colyer also aids B-CU in several other ways, ranking second on the team with 5.2 RPG and leading the squad with 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per outing. Colyer scored 14 in the last meeting.
Redshirt freshman center Kailyn Williams will be crucial against the Aggies, as B-CU was heavily outrebounded in the last meeting. Williams leads the Lady Wildcats with a 6.9 RPG average, in addition to putting up 6.6 PPG and totaling 68 blocks on the year. Sophomore Taylor Houston also looks for a big game after averaging 10.5 PPG and 5.5 RPG over the past week.
About the Aggies
The Aggies have won six of the last seven contests, taking an uncharacteristic home loss to Coppin State to close the month of January. The Aggies are locked in a battle with undefeated reigning champion Hampton for the MEAC’s top spot. N.C. A&T puts up big offensive numbers and will again be a challenge for the B-CU defense, with the biggest spotlight falling on Tracy King, who averages 13.6 PPG, in addition to 6.2 RPG and 3.2 SPG. King scored 17 in the last meeting.
Leading perimeter shooter Christina Carter joins King with a 10.7 PPG average, while dishing out a MEAC second-best 5.0 APG. Carter shot 60 percent for 16 points in the last meeting. Five additional players average at least 8.0 PPG for the Aggies, allowing N.C. A&T to effectively spread the floor. On the glass, Eboni Ross ties King for the team lead in rebounds (6.2), while April McRae adds 5.0 RPG of her own.
Live stats will be provided by North Carolina A&T Athletics at this link. N.C A&T will be providing a free video webstream of the game on A&T LockTV. In addition, steady game updates from Corbett Sports Center will be provided by B-CU’s official Twitter accounts.
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