FSU Women's Basketball Take a 2-Game Win Streak to Winston-Salem State

Jan. 24, 2018

By Ja-Shawn Steward-Johnson -

The Fayetteville State women's basketball team travel to Winston-Salem Wednesday, January 24th to take on their Southern divisional rival Winston-Salem State at 5:30.

The Last Meeting
Fayetteville State69
Winston-Salem State80
February 11, 2017
Winston-Salem, NC
The Fayetteville State University women’s basketball team fell 80-69 to Winston-Salem State University on Saturday, February 11th at the C.E. Gaines Center. FSU moves to 6-17 overall, 4-10 in the conference, and 2-6 in the Southern.

Fayetteville State (6-9 overall, 2-5 conference record) looks to continue their winning streak against Winston-Salem State (8-9 overall, 3-5 conference). After upsetting Johnson C. Smith and defeating Livingstone College, the Broncos can move to No. 1 in the Southern division with a win over the Rams. Both teams boast a 2-0 record in the South.

Winston-Salem State has not fared too well at home with a record of 4-6 when playing in C.E. Gaines Center.



During the two-game winning streak, the Broncos have averaged 83 points per game. Shantel Bennett (Sanford, NC) and Courtney Best (Raleigh, NC) steered the way averaging 18.5 and 15.5 points, respectively in the two games. Breona Jones (Henderson, NC) and Yakima Clifton (Durham, NC) also scored double-digits in each game.

For the season, Bennett and Jamesha Mosley (Oak Grove, KY) averages a team-leading 11 points per game.

The Broncos defensive unit is piloted by guards Clifton and Noni Kuumba (Tracy, CA). Clifton leads the team in rebounds and blocks while averaging 9 points a game. Kuumba is coming off her best game this year, scoring a season-high 21 points against Livingstone.

Fayetteville State's defense will need to be sharp going up against a Rams team that can score lots of points. Winston-Salem State averages 75 points per game on 42% shooting but FSU has held opponents to a season average of 63 points on 36% shooting.

The Broncos will have their hands full with the Winston-Salem State duo Brionna Pate and Kandace Tate. Pate (Wilson, NC) leads the Rams in points and rebounds, averaging 14 and 8. Tate (Park Forest, Il) averages 14 and 7.

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