Junior guard Ashley Castle led Bowie State with 15 points but the Lady Bulldogs still fell to Johnson C. Smith, 64-59, in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) game on Jan. 4 in Charlotte, N.C.
Johnson C. Smith took control of the lead after jumping out to a 20-11 lead with six minutes left in the first half, according to Bowie State Sports Information. By halftime, the Johnson C. Smith lead had grown to 18 points.
The lead was pushed up to 21 points in the second half before the Lady Bulldogs eventually came roaring back on a 15-point scoring run that helped cut the lead to just one point with a little more than a minute left in the game. But that’s when Johnson C. Smith closed out with a 6-2 run to hold on to the win.
Senior guard/forward Marquesha Sparks led JCSU with 12 points; she also nailed two clutch free throws in the final seconds to help secure the victory.
Junior guard Jasmine McIntosh scored 12 points for Bowie State.
The Lady Bulldogs are now 6-4 on the season and will take on CIAA foe Winston-Salem State on Jan. 6 in Winston-Salem, N.C.