BOWIE, Md. – The Bowie State University women's basketball team broke away from Goldey-Beacom College in the second quarter and went on to cruise to a 63-42 win on Sunday afternoon. The victory improves Bowie State's season mark to 4-2.
With the scored tied at 9-all after the first quarter, Bowie State outscored Goldey-Beacom 20-7 in the second quarter to take a 29-16 advantage into intermission. The Lady Bulldogs used a 13-2 run over the first five minutes of the second quarter to give the Lady Bulldogs all the cushion really needed against the Lightning. Goldey-Beacon was able to close the gap to nine twice but would get no closer the rest of the way.
Goldey-Beacom's Britni Bryson (Hampton, Va.) went on a tear in the third quarter with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting but the Lady Bulldogs increased its lead to 52-34 after three quarters.
The Lady Bulldogs' defense held the Lightning to only one field goal over the first three minutes of the final quarter and just three field goals for the remainder of the game.
In total, Goldey-Beacom (1-5) finished the game with a 28.6 field goal shooting percentage (16-of-56), which included 3-of-17 (17.6 percent) behind the 3-point line. The Lightning also had tough afternoon at the charity stripe, making 7-of-13 (53.8 percent).
Bowie State junior Kiara Colston (Burtonsville, Md.) finished as the Lady Bulldogs' leading scorer with 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting. Senior Ashley Jennings (Newark, N.J.) tallied a double-double of 12 points and tied her career-high of 13 rebounds. Junior Kyah Proctor (Capital Heights, Md.) contributed 12 points and fellow junior Pere Alexander (Baltimore, Md.) grabbed a person season-high 10 rebounds in the non-conference win.
Bryson notched a double-double of 16 points, a game-high 15 rebounds and had a game-high three blocks for Goldey-Beacom. Lexi Bruno (Millville, N.J.) also scored in double figures, pumping in 11 points.
The Ladies Bulldogs will hit the road for the next three games, beginning with a 6 p.m. game at Wilmington (Del.) University on Wednesday (November 30th).