Rams Get Trampled By the Broncos, Beat Edward Waters

By L.A. Batchelor
Updated: February 3, 2006

Winston Salem, NC- The Winston Salem State University Rams got a steady dose of Justin Harris, Nathan Ody and Jesse Fells as the Broncos of Fayetteville State University beat the Rams 82-75 at the LJVM Coliseum Annex in Winston Salem. From the opening tip, the Broncos came out really aggressive as Hazel Andrew drove to the basket and was fouled by WSSU’s Darrell Wonge followed by a jumper by Zeke Mayes to take the quick 3-2 lead. Fayetteville State continued their dominance going on a 10-2 run culminating with a basket by Zeke Mayes after a missed 3 pointer by Alleggrie Guinn making the score 13-4 with just over 16 minutes to play.

The teams with back and forth on poor shooting and neither team scored for over a minute when Curtis Hines of WSSU fouled Andy Gebru of the Broncos after a huge steal by Jesse Fells giving the Broncos a 15-4 lead after Gebru made both free throws. A turnover by Audly Wehner of the Rams triggered yet another gear for the Broncos as they went on another run to extend their first half lead to 23-12 with about 11 minutes to play in the first half. The Rams kept it close in the first half with help from Audly Wehner who scored with 11points while the Broncos were paced by Hazel Andrew with 9 points. The Rams poor defense in the 1st half led to the Broncos leading at halftime despite the Rams outscoring the Broncos 26-13 the rest of the half for a 38-36 Broncos lead.

After a miss by the Broncos Marc Jones, all CIAA player Alleggrie Guinn scored on a rebound by Darrell Wonge and an assist by Roy Peake to tie the score 38-38 with over 19 minutes remaining. After a timeout by the Broncos, the Rams came out seemingly like they were ready to dominate the second half and became very complacent and had poor execution on offense and spotty defense leading to a Broncos 12-7 run to take a 50-45 lead with just over 14 minutes to play. The Broncos extended their lead to 10 points when Andy Gebru knocked down a 3 pointer making the score 57-47 with 13:03 to play.

The lead stayed between 9-11 points for the Broncos before a layup by Alleggrie Guinn cut the lead to 63-59 with 8 minutes to play. The Rams would cut the lead to 3 points with just under 2 minutes to play but would get no closer than that. After free throws by the Broncos Jesse Fells, a layup by the Rams Allegrie Guinn closed out the scoring for the game with the final 82-75 Broncos.

The Rams were led by Allegrie Guinn with 26 points 10 assist and Audley Wehner added 23 points. The Broncos were led by Nathan Ody and Justin Harris with 14 points each and Jesse Fells with 11 points and 5 assist.

With the loss, the Rams dropped to 12-7 overall (6-4 in the CIAA, 2-2 in the CIAA West). The Broncos improve their record to 11-8 (4-6, 2-3). Up next for the Rams, and out of conference game in Jacksonville, Florida against Edward Waters on Thursday, Feb. 2nd.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Winston-Salem State University Rams traveled to Jacksonville, Florida for an easy non-conference win against Edward Waters College 79-67 for their 13th win of the season and snapped a 2 game losing skid.

The Rams use good shooting from the floor and solid defense to beat the Tigers of Edward Waters College in relatively easy fashion. The Rams shot over 53 percent from the field while holding the Tigers to only 38 percent from the field. The Rams jumped out on the Tigers early and often with crisp shooting, points off turnovers and fast breaks and led 42-24 at the intermission.

After trading baskets early in the 2nd half, the Tigers pulled within 12 points on 3 different occasions and the Rams seemingly had much to worry about before Curtis Hines and Jamal Durham took over. A 3 pointer by Curtis Hines and a driving layup to the basket by True freshman Jamal Durham gave the Rams another comfortable 16 point lead. The Tigers got to within ten on 3 occasions but no closer making the final 79-67.

With the win the Rams improve to 13-7 overall and remain at 6-4 in the CIAA (2-2 CIAA West).

The Tigers were led by Darnell Hobson who tallied a game-high 21 points in the loss.

WSSU returns to action on Saturday, February 4, 2006 as they face North Carolina Central University in a CIAA Western Division contest at McClendon-McDougald Gymnasium in Durham, NC.