The Losing Continues- Lady Rams LoseTo Bowie State

By L.A. Batchelor
Updated: January 31, 2005

Tirunesh Dibaba
Allyson Hardy

Winston-Salem, NC The Lady Rams dropped their fourth straight game on Saturday afternoon at the C.E. Gaines Center as they fell to the Lady Bulldogs of Bowie State University 74-70.

The Lady Bulldogs would control the game from the opening tip-off and would never look back as the Lady Rams would get close but ultimately fall short.

Poor shooting from the Lady Rams led to their demise as Bowie led by as many as 11 points in the first half thanks to the brilliant play of Clarice Kent. She recorded a team-high nine first half points as well as pulling down three rebounds in the game’s first 20-minutes of play. Despite Kent’s solid play, the Lady Rams still only trailed 33-27 at halftime.

WSSU would cut the Bowie State lead to three points or less seven different times in the second half, and all seven times the Lady Rams would watch 2004-05 CIAA Player of the Year candidate Allyson Hardy take over the game and increase her team’s lead back up.

The Rams had no answer for the two-time All-CIAA performer as she tallied 26 points, nine rebounds, three steals and six assists in 38 minutes of work to lead all scorers.

Hardy led four Lady Bulldogs in double figures as Bowie State improved to 10-8 overall, 5-3 in the CIAA and remained at 1-2 in the Eastern Division.

The Lady Rams, who fall to 10-8 overall, 2-5 in the CIAA and remain at 1-2 in the CIAA West were led by Janet Robinson’s 20 points in a losing effort. She was joined in double figures by Tiffany Tonkins and Nikki Eason who recorded 10-points each, and by Latoya Armstrong who had 15 points. Shalonda Carter turned in her seventh double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Lady Rams return to action on February 1st, 2005 at 5:30 pm as they travel to Fayetteville, NC to face the Lady Broncos of Fayetteville State University in a CIAA Western Division match-up. Game time is slated for 5:30 pm.