Lady Vikings Host Rival Chowan Saturday for CIAA Northern Division Play Opener

by Vikings Sports Information Department

Elizabeth City, NC – After defeating Winston-Salem State University Monday evening 65-46, the Elizabeth City State University Lady Vikings look to open its Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Northern Division home opener host-ing rival Chowan University Saturday, Jan. 13 in the R. L. Vaughan Center at 2 p.m.

Follow the contest via live stats here: www.hbculivestats.com/ecsu/wbkb/xlive.htm.

ECSU enters the contest 7-6 overall and 1-2 in conference play; while the Hawks bring a 12-3 and 4-1 record coming into Saturday's contest. The Lady Vikings are led by senior captain Jalyn Brown, who averages an impressive 17.3 points per game; including 2.8 boards per game. Three-time CIAA Player of the Week Devona Stell averages 15.2 points per game; including 9.6 boards per game and 10 blocks on the season for ECSU.

The Lady Vikings are outscoring their opponents 63.8-61.5 (+2.4 scoring margin) points per game, hold a plus 6.5 re-bound margin over their opponents, and is -2.1 in turnover margin. Elizabeth City State averages 14.6 assists per game; while its opponents average 12 per game.

Thus far in conference action, ECSU are plus 4.3 in scoring margin, plus 10.3 in rebounding margin, and negative 2 in turnover margin. The Lady Vikings dish out more assists than it opponents, (15.0 - 11.7) per game.

Brown leads the team in conference action averaging 18 per game; while Stell averages 12.7 per game; including 9 re-bounds per.

The Hawks have four of their starters averaging double-figures in scoring. Dhymond Crenshaw leads the team with 17.8 per game; while Danielle Weldon averages 11.2 per game, Mariah Coker averages 12.8 per game, and Chantel Roberts averages 16.5 points per game; while averaging a team-high 9.3 boards per game. The team is currently ranked fifth in the CIAA North; while ECSU sets at sixth in the division.

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