RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 8) – Kamya Renwicks (Jr./Baltimore, MD) scored 13 points and Angela Caraballo (Jr./Richmond, VA) added 11 points as Saint Augustine’s University erased a nine-point halftime deficit to surge past Claflin University 55-51 in a CIAA women’s basketball contest at Emery Gymnasium on Saturday.
Tanisha Wall (Jr./Franklinton, NC) contributed 10 points for the Lady Falcons, who avenged an earlier overtime loss to Claflin with clutch play down the stretch. The score was tied 48-48 with 3:15 left in the game, but the Lady Falcons finished with a 7-3 run for the win. Wall scored a bucket and Renwicks swished a three-pointer with 36 seconds left for a 53-48 lead.
The Lady Panthers pulled within 53-51 on a three-pointer and regained possession after a turnover by the Lady Falcons (1-1 Southern Division, 1-1 CIAA, 2-4 overall). Thanks to great pressure by the Lady Falcons’ defense, the Lady Panthers missed a three-pointer that would have given them the lead.
Jordyn Burton (Fr./Durham, NC) hit two free throws with 2.3 seconds to seal the win against the Lady Panthers, who knocked off nationally-ranked and defending CIAA champion Virginia Union University on Thursday.
Burton nearly had her second double-double in as many games, finishing with nine points and 10 rebounds. Shankia Clark (Jr./Orlando, FL) snatched 11 rebounds, which tied a game-high, while Renwicks and Caraballo both played complete games. Renwicks had five rebounds, four assists and three steals, and Caraballo tallied five rebounds and six assists.
The Lady Falcons limited the Lady Panthers to 23.9 percent shooting, including 18.1 percent in the second half when the Lady Falcons made their run. Down 35-26 at halftime, the Lady Falcons outscored the visitors 17-6 in the third period to climb back in the game. The Lady Falcons closed out the period with a 43-41 lead on a layup by Clark with eight seconds left. The lead was the first for the Lady Falcons in the game.
Wall opened the fourth period with a jumper to stretch the Lady Falcons’ lead to 45-41. The Lady Panthers came back to tie the game but the Lady Falcons pulled out the victory.
Ashley Fields scored 17 points and Dionna Long added 12 points for the Lady Panthers (2-1 Southern Division, 4-2 CIAA, 6-5 overall), who led by as many as 14 points in the first half. Dashia Jackson had eight points, 11 rebounds and six steals.
The Lady Falcons are back in action against Virginia State University on Thursday, Dec. 13, in Ettrick, Va. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
— Office of Sports Information