The Bowie State Bulldogs men’s basketball team had three players score double digits in points but that was not enough in a 84-73 loss to Johnson C. Smith in a Central Interscholastic Athletics Association (CIAA) contest played on Jan. 4 at Brayboy Gymnasium in Charlotte, N.C.

The competition against Johnson C. Smith was tight throughout most of the game – the lead exchanged eight times in the first half and Bowie State even led by one point at the halftime break, according to Bowie State’s Sports Information Office. The second half of the game was just as tight with seven more lead exchanges and Bowie State managing to take a eight-point lead late in the game.

But Johnson C. Smith eventually went on a 10-point scoring run to close out the final 2 minutes of the game and seal the conference win.

Senior guard Ray Gatling led the Bulldogs with 15 points while senior forward Carlos Smith and senior guard David Golladay each scored 13 points.

Senior forward Robert Williams led JCS with a game-high 21 points and junior swingman Emillio Parks followed with 20 points.

Next-Up: Bowie State will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. to take on fellow CIAA opponent Winston-Salem State on Jan. 6.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor