Saint Augustine's Advances with Win Over Chowan
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men's Basketball Championship Tournament saw the Falcons of St. Augustine's defeat the Hawks of Chowan University 75-55, in the second game of the tournament at the Bojangles' Coliseum on Tuesday.
The Falcons of St. Augustine's University, the No. 4 seed in the Southern Division, continued their impressive run in 2017-18 improving to 14-14 and will face the No. 1 seed in the Northern Division, Virginia State University, on Wednesday at the Bojangles' Coliseum. Chowan University closes the book on their season at 11-12.
Kasey Bryant led the way for the Falcons with 16 points five rebounds and seven assists. Quincy January finished the contest with a double-double performance with12 points and 15 rebounds. Ishmael Baldwin chipped in with 12 points. Tyre Gathright finished the contest with 13 points and two rebounds. Kenneth Collins chipped in with 11 points. Rashad George secured six points.
Chowan's Demetrius Sanders led all scorers for the Hawks with 11 points and four rebounds. Dino Muminovic (10), Tim Hewett (9), and Robert Grubbs (8) chipped in with adding points to the book.
Kasey Bryant scored the opening basket at the 19:44 mark to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead. Demetrius Sanders secured a three-pointer for CU to tie the game three all. Robert Grubbs then added a three-pointer to edge the Falcons 6-3 at the 17:03 mark. At the 13:14 left in the first half Kenneth Collins added a three-pointer to tie the game for the second time 10 all. The back-and-forth battle continued as St. Augustine's converted 5-of-8 from the three point line and continued to add points to the board to take a 39-21 lead into the locker room.
St. Augustine's continued with the same momentum coming into the second half. Kasey Bryant scored the opening basket for SAU to give the Falcons a 41-26 lead at 19:18. Over the next four minutes the Falcons continued to add points to the board taking a 46-33 advantage at the 15:08 mark. St. Augustine's secured the lead and never turning it over the remainder of the game. Bryant added three from the free throw line grew SAU's lead 56-47 with 7:49 left on the clock. From that point hot shooting helped the Falcons secure the 75-55 victory over Chowan University. The Falcons finished the contest with going 12-of-13 from the free throw line. St. Augustine's wrapped up the contest with shooting 53.8 percent (28-for-52) from the field overall, 46.7 percent (7-for-15) from 3-point range and 75 percent (12-for-16) from the free throw line.
Chowan wrapped up the contest with shooting 36.2 percent (17-for-47) from the field overall, 33.3 percent (7-for-21) from 3-point range and 66.7 percent (14-for-21) from the free throw line.