Feb. 6, 2007
On the road once again, the Lady Broncos of Fayetteville State University took on North Carolina Central University inside the McLendon-McDougald Gym and were defeated, 83-63.
The Lady Eagles established an inside presence early in the contest. NCCU scored 32 first half points inside the paint. Playing inside allowed the Lady Eagles to take easy, uncontested shots. NCCU's first half shooting percentage was 45.9 percent (17-37) compared to Fayetteville State's 29.4 percent (10-34). North Carolina Central's ability to out-rebound the Lady Broncos (29-20) created second chance opportunities and smooth transition play for the Lady Eagles. NCCU outscored FSU 10-2 in second chance points and 16-2 in points off fast breaks.
In the second half, NCCU continued to play to their strengths. The Lady Eagles finished the game with 66 of their total points scored inside the paint; the team continued outscoring the Lady Broncos 22-8 in fast break points, and NCCU's bench contributed 45 points compared to the 27 points scored by FSU's reserves.
North Carolina Central was led by senior Cassie King, who was one block shy of a triple-double. King had 17 points, 10 rebounds, 9 blocks, and 4 steals for the Lady Eagles. LaQuanda Williams was productive off the bench for NCCU, scoring a game-high 20 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
Two Lady Broncos finished with a double-double for the night. Sophomore Chelsea Jeter had a team-high 15 points and 10 rebounds, while junior Tenisha McArthur had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Jocabia Lucas scored 11 points off the bench and starting guard Jamara McMillan added 10 points.
With the loss, Fayetteville State moves to 14-8 overall and 10-5 in the CIAA. North Carolina Central improves to 15-5 overall and 10-3 in the CIAA.
The Lady Broncos will take on Saint Augustine's College at home inside the Capel Arena on Saturday, February 10, 2007. To accommodate the televised men's game, the women's game has been moved up to a 2:00 p.m. start time.