Sophomore forward Andre Jackson scored a career-high 20 points to help the Bowie State University Bulldogs win their second straight game, a 70-64 victory over Chowan College in a Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA) contest on Jan. 25 in Bowie, Md.

The Bulldogs used a 10-0 scoring run midway through the first half to take control of the game, but Chowan answered with its own 11-0 run to cut into that lead just before halftime. Bowie State led 35-33 at halftime, but good rebounding and second-chance points helped the Bulldogs hold on to the lead throughout the second half. The Bulldogs scored 12 second-chance points and recorded 47 rebounds, compared to just 33 rebounds for Chowan.

Along with Jackson, three other players scored double digits in points for Bowie State. Senior guard Ray Gatling followed Jackson with 15 points, senior forward Carlos Smith scored 11 points and junior guard Zafir Williams added 10 points.

“We had good balanced scoring, we did a great job on the backboard and got some good transition baskets after getting stops and rebounds,” said Bulldogs head coach Darrell Brooks, according to Bowie State Sports Information. “They’re a very, very scrappy team and we knew they would make runs, but our guys maintained their poise.”

Bowie State (9-11 overall, 3-6 CIAA) will challenge the reigning CIAA champs, Virginia State, on Jan. 29 in Petersburg, Va.


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor