Jan. 5, 2012
BOWIE, Md. - Juliette Turner led all players with 25 points and 18 rebounds as Bowie State opened its CIAA season with a 69-49 victory over Fayetteville State on Thursday night.
The win is the first this season for the Lady Bulldogs (1-8, 1-0) while the Lady Broncos (6-4, 0-1) dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Kimberly Jones added 16 points while Brooke Miles chipped in 12 for the Lady Bulldogs.
Je'Lena Robertson (So., Houston, Texas) led Fayetteville State with nine points while Akysia Resper (So., Concord, N.C.) and SheQuitia Manning (Sr., Capital Heights, Md.) had eight apiece. Manning led the Lady Broncos with 12 rebounds.
The Lady Broncos struggled mightily in their first game in 17 days, showing considerable rust while being foul prone in the first half. Fayetteville State made just one of its first 12 field goal attempts, and finished the half shooting just 24 percent from the field.
Turner had a lot to do with Bowie State's quick start, scoring her team's first 10 points and 14 of its first 18. She had a double-double by the break, with 15 points and 11 rebounds, leading the previously winless Lady Bulldogs to a 30-19 lead at the half.
Bowie State continued to pour it on after the break, scoring 10 of the first 12 points of the period to stretch out a 20-6 scoring run that spanned halftime. That gave the Lady Bulldogs their largest lead to that point, 40-21, with 16:50 left in the game.
Fayetteville State returns home to Felton J. Capel Arena on Saturday to face Chowan at 5:30 p.m.