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Lady Braves get second

RALEIGH – Chowan College made the championship game of the Peace College Tip-off Tournament here this weekend.

The Lady Braves knocked off Wesley College 68-51 in Friday’s opener before dropping the championship round to the host Peace College team 88-84 in overtime

Chowan put four in double figures during Friday’s opener with senior guard Christina Addison leading the way with 20 points.

Also in double figures for the Lady Braves were Keyon Sellers with 17 points, Tawana Tucker with 14 points and Joi Hazel with 13 points.

Sellers had 14 rebounds.

Chowan nursed a five-point lead (28-23) at the intermission, but exploded for 40 second-half points to secure the victory. The Braves shot 54.2 percent for the game and 64 percent at the free throw line while holding Wesley to 33.9 percent shooting.

In the championship game, the Braves dropped behind in the first half, trailing 39-23 at halftime, but rallied for 51 points in the second half to force overtime with the score deadlocked at 74-all.

Once there, Peace squeaked out an 88-84 victory.

Sellers and Hazel led the way offensively for Chowan with 22 points each. Addison scored 20 for the second consecutive night while Tucker had 14 again.

Defensively, Sellers had 11 rebounds while Tucker had eight.

The Lady Braves, now 1-2 on the season, traveled to Virginia Wesleyan last night (Monday) for an outing that finished too late for press time.

They will be at home next week for their Murfreesboro opener when they host Newport News Apprentice School at 6 p.m.