Women's Basketball Offense Off The Mark In Road Loss

(Photo by Steven R. Smith)
(Photo by Steven R. Smith)

BOWIE, Md. – Bowie State University methodically pulled away from Felician University on the scoreboard to capture a 66-34 non-conference women's basketball victory over the visiting Golden Falcons on Wednesday evening at A.C. Jordan Arena.

Bowie State (5-1) used a smothering defense to win its fourth consecutive game. The Bulldogs helped cause 30 Felician turnovers, which they turned into 20 points. The Golden Falcons shot just 16 percent from the field for night, canning only eight overall field goals, and BSU rolled up a 54-37 rebounding advantage.

Bulldog junior Amel Duggins (District Heights, Md.) shot 8 for 12 from the floor and scored 19 points. Junior forward Shaelee Brown (Amarillo, Texas) paced Felician (0-3) with 10 points and nine rebounds.

The Golden Falcons, who never led, made only 1 of 15 field goal attempts in the first quarter. But Felician exited the period trailing only 10-6. The shooting woes continued for the visitors in period two. By halftime, the Golden Falcons sported a nine percent figure from the field but were within striking distance, down by a 25-14 count.

The Bulldogs took full control late in the third period. After a three-point field goal by Taliyah Brisco (Cambria Heights, N.Y.) sliced BSU's lead to 38-24, Felician was held scoreless for the final 3:51 of the quarter. Bowie State led by 20 at the end of the third, and 48-24 with 7:46 to go in regulation. The final 32-point margin was the hosts' largest of the evening.

BSU received nine points and five assists from Shawnkia McCullumn (Baltimore, Md.), while Dynaisha Christian (Pocomoke, Md.) came off the bench to record eight points and 14 rebounds in 14 minutes. Brisco totaled eight points for the Golden Falcons, who outscored the hosts, 14-5, at the foul line.

Felician produced its fewest points since an 81-34 loss at the College of Saint Rose on Dec. 31, 2015. Bowie State is ranked No. 7 in the most recent NCAA Division II Atlantic Region writers' poll.

Felician has six days off before traveling to Mercy College on Nov. 28.