The Bowie State Lady Bulldogs were outmatched by the No. 15 nationally ranked Glenville State Lady Pioneers, 130-85, in the opening game of the Sheets/Herbs Sims Classic on Dec. 20 at Bluefield State College in Bluefield, W.Va.

Bowie State University Sports Information Director Greg Goings reported that five Lady Bulldogs scored double digits in points, but the team also committed nearly 30 turnovers, eventually leading to their blowout loss to Glenville State (8-1 record).

Bowie State kept the score tight in the first half as the lead exchanged seven times and the score was tied five times, according to Goings. Glenville State took a 58-49 lead into halftime. The Lady Pioneers went on a 24-10 run in the first minutes of the second half, widening the gap of their lead to where Bowie State was unable to challenge.

Graduate student guard Ashley Davis scored a team-high 18 points for Bowie State, while junior guard Ashley Castle followed with 15 points. Junior forward Denver Clyde added a double-double of 13 points with 12 rebounds; senior guard Alessandra Flores and sophomore forward Alauna Jackson both scored 12 point.

Bowie State now has a 5-4 record; the next action for the Lady Bulldogs comes after the new year when they face Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA) opponent Livingston College on Jan. 2 in Salisbury, N.C.


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor