Chowan sweeps Erskine in league action

Published 12:02 pm Sunday, January 7, 2024

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DUE WEST, SC – Chowan University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams each earned Conference Carolinas victories here Saturday at Erskine College.

The Chowan women opened the afternoon doubleheader with a 61-57 win, improving their record to 4-5 overall and 4-1 in league play.

Daneesha Briggs led the way for Chowan, scoring a career-high 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field. Imani Hickman added 10 points.

Meara Carter collected seven points and a team-high nine rebounds. Yasmine Brown added seven points with four rebounds and four assists.

Chowan built a double-digit lead at the half after shooting 75% (9-of-12) from the floor in the second quarter.

In the men’s game, Chowan didn’t shoot the ball very well (25-of-65 from the floor and 9-of-19 at the free throw line) but still managed to pull out a gritty 71-67 win. That victory allowed the Hawks to improve to 9-5 overall and 3-2 in conference action.

Preston Le Gassick led Chowan with 19 points. RJ Wilson collected his seventh double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Keith Reese Jr. hauled in a career-high 14 rebounds to go with nine points. Daylan Askew added 10 points, five rebounds, and five assists.

Both Chowan teams return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 10 when they host league foe UNC Pembroke. The women tip-off the doubleheader at 5 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7 p.m. inside the Hawks Athletic Center.