Lady Rams Put the Breaks On- Two Game Losing Streak Is Over-

By L.A. Batchelor
Updated: January 11, 2005

Shalona Carter
Shalona Carter

Elizabeth City, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Lady Rams basketball got just what they needed……….a win. The team broke a two-game losing streak on Thursday evening in Elizabeth City, NC as they handed the Lady Vikings of Elizabeth City State University a 70-61 defeat at the R.L Vaughan Center to improve to 9-4 overall and earn their first CIAA league victory of the season in the process, improving to 1-1 in the conference.

If was a tough start as the Lady Vikings jump out to a 5-0 lead in the game’s first 40 seconds of play.

However, strong defensive pressure and excellent offensive execution enabled the Lady Rams to take the lead and continue theri dominance throughout the remainder of the first half of play and took a 10 point lead into the locker room at the half.

The Lady Rams fell victim to an early ECSU run in the second half before once again regaining their composure and adding to their lead.

Elizabeth City State battled hard and often cutting the Lady Rams’ lead to single digits twice more in the half before late-game free throws put the contest on ice and secured WSSU’s ninth win of the 2004-05 season.

Leading the way for the Lady Rams was Shalonda Carter who led four WSSU players in double-figures with 17 points. Carter was also able to pull down a game-high 12 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season and 12th of her WSSU career.

WSSU improves to 9-4 overall (1-1 CIAA) with the win while ECSU falls to 3-6 overall (0-1 CIAA) with the loss.