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Lady Bulldogs trip Hawks

MURFREESBORO – The Chowan University women’s basketball team suffered a 75-70 overtime loss to Bowie State University here Saturday in CIAA Northern Division action.  Jordan Payne led Chowan with 22 points and 12 rebounds in the setback as Dhyamond Crenshaw recorded 13 points and five steals, while Jada Lee chipped in 10 points for the Hawks.

Chowan’s Jordan Payne (#15) drives on a Bowie State defender in Saturday’s CIAA game in Murfreesboro.  Despite Payne’s 22 points and 12 rebounds, the Lady Hawks lost in overtime, 75-70. | Next Level Photos / Charles Revelle

Chowan’s Jordan Payne (#15) drives on a Bowie State defender in Saturday’s CIAA game in Murfreesboro. Despite Payne’s 22 points and 12 rebounds, the Lady Hawks lost in overtime, 75-70. | Next Level Photos / Charles Revelle

Chantel Roberts got the Hawks on the board first in the game after draining a three ball to open the first quarter. The Hawks held that lead for just one possession and Bowie State took over. They went on to outscore the Hawks 20-15 in the first.

Bowie took a 32-28 lead into the halftime break but back-to-back scores by Payne to open the third quarter gave the Hawks their first lead since the opening play of the game at 33-32.  The third and fourth quarters were back and forth with 13 different lead changes and 10 ties. It was Bowie State who pulled away late in the overtime period and iced the game after hitting 4-5 from the foul line over the last two minutes.

For Bowie State, Colston scored a game-high 27 points. Proctor ended the game with 26 points and eight rebounds.

Chowan falls to 12-6 overall and 5-3 in the CIAA and are 2-1 in Division play. They will host Lincoln University on Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in their next outing.