WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Shaw University women’s basketball team outrebounded Palm Beach Atlantic 58-27 on its way to a 73-59 win against the Sailfish, Monday afternoon at Rubin Arena on the PBAU campus.
The Lady Bears held PBAU to 32.8 percent shooting (21 for 64), while forcing them to take 20 three-point shots. Shaw’s rebounding margin included 23 offensive rebounds, leading to 19 second-chance points. Palm Beach Atlantic managed only 10 offensive rebounds.
Shaw’s bench also came up big for the Lady Bears, contributing 42 points while the Sailfish got no points at all from their bench.
With the win, the Lady Bears improve to 4-1 on the season and extend their winning streak to three games.
Saint Augustine’s: Guard Percy Woods was named the league’s player of the week and newcomer of the week. Woods averaged 20.3 points in leading the Falcons to a 2-1 mark last week. He led the team in scoring while shooting 64 percent from the floor (21-for-33), 80 percent behind the three-point line (8-for-10) and 73 percent from the free throw line (11-for-15).
N.C. Central: Senior guard Chasidy Williams has been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Williams, a Fayetteville native, averaged 10 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game last week.
Campbell: Senior guard Tonisha Baker was named Co-Big South Player of the Week. Baker helped the Lady Camels claim the UNF Holiday Classic title and was named to the all-tournament team.
Track and Field
Saint Augustine’s: Four relay teams and coach George Williams will be recognized by Accusplit on Tuesday at the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Convention in Orlando, Fla. The Falcons own the fastest times in four of the eight Division II men’s relay categories including the 4x200, 4x400, sprint medley relay and shuttle hurdles relay.