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WSSU Loses To VA Union
NORTH CAROLINA—The Winston-Salem State University Rams had a rough outing against number 1 Va Union as a slow start and poor shooting led to a 59-42 loss in a CIAA inter-divisional men’s basketball contest in Richmond, VA.
The Rams shot only 16.7% during the contest’s first 20 minutes of play as they watched their opponent shoot a blistering 57% in the half en route to a double-digit halftime deficit.
The Rams shot much better from the floor in the second half shooting over 42 percent for the rest of the game however WSSU hit only 30% of their field goal attempts for the game en route to the loss.
The Rams went over 30 minutes without knocking down a 3pt field goal missing its first 14 shots from behind the arc before an Alleggrie Guinn‘s three broke the drought midway through the second half. WSSU turned in an 0-for-9 performance from long range in the first half and hit only three of ten in the second twenty minutes.
The Rams were led by Jamaal Durham with a team-high 13 points. He was the only Ram player in double figures as Guinn chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds.
The Rams fall to 6-5 overall with the loss and fall to 1-2 in the CIAA. Virginia Union improves to 8-1 overall and moves to 1-0 in the CIAA.
The Rams return to action on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 as they play host to Saint Augustine’s College. Game time is 7:30 pm at the LJVM Coliseum Annex.