S.C. State holds off NCCU women

Feb. 18, 2013 @ 09:42 PM

Two days after posting their first win of the season, the N.C. Central women’s basketball team came close to another Monday night before losing to S.C. State 40-39 in Mid-Eastern Athletic Confernce action.
Aja Hoyle posted 11 points and Tisha Dixon added 10 points to lead the Lady Eagles (1-24, 1-11 MEAC), who led 15-10 at halftime. NCCU beat Savannah State 43-38 on Saturday.
NCCU senior Chasidy Williams, who finished with seven points and nine rebounds, missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with 2.2 seconds left.
Trinese Fox paced S.C. State (15-7, 7-4) with 10 points.

S.C. State 40, NCCU 39
N.C. CENTRAL — Hoyle 4-9 3-5 11, Dixon 2-8 6-8 10, A. Neely 4-10 0-0 8, Williams 3-9 0-1 6, T. Neely 1-3 0-0 2, Gary 0-2 2-2 2, Blount 0-1 0-0 0, Perry 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 14-43 11-16 39.
S.C. STATE — Fox 4-6 2-2 10, Knotts 3-12 2-2 9, Williams 3-7 1-2 7, Clarke 2-5 0-0 4, Duren 1-8 0-0 3, Goodwin 1-1 1-2 3, Goodwin 1-7 0-0 2, Cochran 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 0-6 0-0 0, Floyd 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-54 6-8 40.
N.C. Central|15|24—39
S.C. State|10|30—40
3-point goals—NCCU 0-3 (A. Neely 0-2; Perry 0-1), S.C. State 2-18 (Knotts 1-6; Duren 1-4; Clarke 0-1; Jones 0-6; Williams 0-1). Rebounds—NCCU 39 (Williams 9; Gary 9), S.C. State 33 (Goodwin 7). Assists—NCCU 5 (Hoyle 2), S.C. State 10 (Clarke 4). Total Fouls—NCCU 9, S.C. State 14. A—441.