Chowan’s basketball teams split with Fayetteville State
Published 11:52 am Friday, January 2, 2015
On New Year’s Day when many were celebrating the start of a new year and watching bowl football games, the Chowan University men’s and women’s basketball team were playing a basketball game on the hardwood.
The Fayetteville State University men’s and women’s teams were present at the Helms Center on the campus of Chowan University for a northern division CIAA game.
Lady Hawks defeated
The Lady Broncos led for most of this game. Going into the half, Fayetteville State had a slim 25-22 lead. With 2:14 remaining in the game, the Lady Hawks Rachel Gostomski connected on a three-pointer to tie the score at 47 all.
Following that, Alisha Mobley put the home team ahead 49-47 after hitting 2 free throws. With seconds in the game the Lady Hawks had the ball and a chance to win it all, but they missed on the shot and the game went into overtime. In overtime the Lady Broncos managed to regain the led and sealed the win 62-58 against the Lady Hawks.
In scoring, the Lady Hawks had two players in double figures. They were Rachel Gostomske with 19 points and Dhyamond Crenshaw with 14 points. The Lady Hawks have a record now of 4-7 overall and 0-1 in the CIAA.
Men’s team holds off Broncos
For the Hawks, they were able to squeeze out a 75-73 victory against the Broncos. Although out-sized in height, the Hawks kept the game close as the lead changed seven times and the score was tied six times during the first half of play. But at the half, the Hawks took a 37-34 lead to the locker room.
In the second half, the Hawks opened strong and continued to hold the lead. At 14:18 remaining in the game, the Hawks pushed their lead to its height of 11 points, 53-42 ahead of the Broncos. But with 4:58 remaining in the game, the Broncos Carl McCray hit a three-pointer to tie the score at 62-all.
With the score staying close, and the Hawks holding a small lead, the Broncos sneaked ahead 71-70 with 1:56 left in the game. The score tied for the ninth and final time at 72 all with 59 seconds remaining in the game. The Broncos went ahead as Anthony Shelton dropped in a free throw to tie the score on the first bucket, and the second score put the visitors ahead 72-73. After a Hawk time out, Kyree Bethel connected on a three-pointer to seal the win for the home team.
The Hawks had three players in double figures. Both Kortez Smith and Kyree Bethel had 17 points, respectively, and Dauson Womack had 16 points. The Hawks record now stands at 7-3 overall and 1-0 in the CIAA northern division.