CHARLOTTE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams gave it all they had, but they just couldn’t overcome some foul troubles and some tough defense in an 88-59 loss to the Shaw Lady Bears in the second round of the 2015 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament.
The Lady Rams finished the game with 31 total team fouls and three key foul outs in the game while shooting just 33.3 percent from the floor in the hard-fought loss.
“In today’s game, we got into foul trouble early and we had to go to some kids off the bench who weren’t quite ready. I thought we could at least keep the game close until the second half and that didn’t happen,” WSSU head coach A.G. Hall said. “It was one of those things were where we got into too big of a hole and we spent our energy in the second half trying to battle back and it didn’t go our way.”
The Lady Rams’ effort was on display for all 40 minutes of the game at both ends of the court. The Lady Rams forced 21 Shaw turnovers and shot a solid 33 percent from the floor, but sent Shaw to the free throw line for 48 attempts in the game.
WSSU sophomore forward Jasmine Carter played another stellar game as she finished with a game-high 10 points, including hitting a pair of three-pointers.
The senior duo of guard Taylar Wells and Briana Wilder both added nine points in the game while junior guard Kesheria McNeil finished with nine points as well.