The Livingstone College women’s basketball team suffered a 71-62 loss to Miles College in Birmingham, AL on Wednesday evening. The Lady Blue Bears had three players in double figures.
The loss drops the Lady Blue Bears to 3-2 on the season.
Tiffany Evans and Alexis Hicks scored 13 points apiece, while Ashley Walker scored 12 points. Wende Foster made her presence known in the paint and recorded a game-high 13 blocks while snatching eight rebounds.
The Lady Blue Bears shot 33 percent (21-of-63) from the field compared to Miles’ 40.3 percent (27-of-67).
The Lady Blue Bears made a defensive effort and forced Miles to commit 22 turnovers, and recorded 10 steals.
At the half, the Lady Blue Bears only trailed by one point 33-32. The game changer for the Lady Blue Bears was their inability to hit their shots in the second half. Livingstone only made nine-of-31 shots (29 percent) from the field, while Miles went 15-of-32 (46.9 percent) from the field.
The Lady Blue Bears return back to action on November 23, as they host Belmont Abbey College. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m.
The Livingstone College men’s basketball team defeated the Morris College Hornets 108-78 in their home opener at New Trent Gymnasium.
Junior Eric Mayo(Shelby, NC) led the Blue Bears with his double-double night of 19 points and 13 rebounds. He also recorded two blocks. Senior Mark Thomas(Saginaw, MI), an All-CIAA preseason team selection, added his 20 points to the score.
Darresse Johnson (SO., Wilmington, NC) accounted for the Blue Bears 54 percent shooting against the Hornets. Johnson scored 15 points and six rebounds; four offensive and two defensive.
The Blue Bears controlled the entire game with Eric Dubose’s (SO., Brooklyn,NY) 10 points and three rebounds.
Livingstone improves their record to 1-0 on the season.
The Blue Bears travel to Charlotte, NC on November 15 to compete in the JCSU Tip-Off Classic. Livingstone will take on Lees-McRae College at 6:00 p.m. , in Jack S. BrayBoy Gymnasium.
Columbia, SC -The Livingstone College women’s basketball team suffered a 60-53 loss to Benedict College on Tuesday night.
The Lady Blue Bears drop to 2-1 on the season.
Ashley Walker played 27 minutes for the Lady Blue Bears and was their leading scorer with her 15 points and eight rebounds performance. Sharp-shooter Diamond Tolliver scored 13 points and recorded three steals.
Cierra York paced the Lady Blue Bears offense with 12 points and five rebounds.
Wende Foster and Alexis Hicks were a duo in the paint and recorded seven and eight rebounds respectively.
The Lady Blue Bears will return to action on November 16 as they travel to Buckhannon, WV to take on West Virginia Wesleyan College. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.
The Livingstone College women’s basketball team defeated the Kentucky State University Lady Thoroughbreds, 62-60, in the final day of the Lady Blue Bears Tipoff Classic in New Trent Gymnasium.
The Lady Blue Bears were led by Ashley Walker’s 18 points and Sophie Lepzem’s 13 points and six rebounds.
Cierra York was instrumental in Livingstone’s victory as she paced the Lady Blue Bears with nine points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
The Lady Blue Bears made 17-of-29 (58 percent) shots from the free throw line.
Livingstone improves 2-0 on the season.
The Lady Blue Bears return back to action on November 12 as they travel to face Benedict College.
Gametime is slated for 6 p.m.
The Livingstone College women’s bowling team defeated Shaw University during the CIAA Event one this past weekend, 734-680. The Lady Blue Bears finished sixth overall.
Overall the Lady Blue Bears knocked down a total of 6,483 total pins and knocked down 2,439 in the baker match.
Brittany Barber led the Lady Blue Bears with 1,668 total pins for an average of 166.80, in ten games. Latesha Kellum followed with her performance of 1,304 pins for an 130.40 average. Tenaj Cooper only played nine matches and recorded 1,039 pins while Shanell Griffin, who played in eight matches, recorded 921 total pins.
The Lady Blue Bears overall record is 1-14.
Livingstone will return to action on January 24-26 as they travel to Petersburg, VA to compete in the CIAA Event #2.
Livingstone College’s Carrie Blunt (Jr., Syracuse, NY) has been named to the 2013 All-CIAA Volleyball Team as announced by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) on Tuesday morning.
After leading the Blue Bears to a 15-16 season, Blunt leads the CIAA in kills with 288. Blunt also ranks second in hitting percentage (.309), third in kills per set with 3.03 and fourth in blocks per set with .84.
Blunt played in 29 matches and scored 366.5 points and averaged 3.9 points per set.
Elizabeth City State’s Rosetta Becerra was named Player of the Year while Virginia State’s Diamond Simpson was selected Rookie of the Year, and Virginia State’s Ivana Rich was named Coach of the Year.