BOWIE, Md. – Bowie State University used double-digit scoring runs in each half to pull away for a 71-57 non-conference women's basketball victory over visiting Felician College on Saturday afternoon at A.C. Jordan Arena.
Felician freshman forward Treanda Foster (Bronx, N.Y.) recorded her first collegiate "double-double" with 12 points and 10 rebounds on the day. Teammate Mary Chisholm (West Babylon, N.Y.) led the Golden Falcons with 14 points and also grabbed 10 boards. Bowie State junior guard Ty-Nita Baker (Houston, Miss.) (9-14 FG) topped all scorers with 24 points.
Felician (1-9) got out to an 8-2 lead after 5 ½ minutes of play, but the Bulldogs scored the game's next eight points. A Chisholm lay-up with 6:58 remaining in the period made the score 20-16 in favor of BSU. Baker then scored the final 10 points of a 14-0 run to give the Bulldogs an 18-point edge. After the Golden Falcons tallied the final six points of the half, Bowie State went into the locker room ahead, 34-22.
The closest that the Golden Falcons came in period two was a 36-27 deficit following a Chisholm bucket with 14:57 remaining. BSU (4-3) steadied itself by scoring the next six points, but Felician twice got back to within 10, the second time at 57-47 at the 5:01 mark. But the Bulldogs put the game away with a 13-0 spurt over the next three minutes. The Golden Falcons finished the day with a 10-1 run for the final 14-point margin of defeat.
Each team put four scorers in double figures. BSU senior Donia Naylor (Washington, D.C.) turned in 18 points and 17 rebounds in 31 bench minutes. Fellow substitutes Alisha Burley (Baltimore, Md.) and Sheldeen Joseph (Belair, St. Vincent and the Grenadines) (4 assists) netted 12 and 10 points respectively as the Bulldog bench outscored Felician's, 41-5.
Foster, playing the full 40 minutes, added two blocks and two steals to her totals. The Golden Falcons received 12 points and nine rebounds from Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J.), and freshman guard Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn.) added 10 points and three steals.
BSU held the Golden Falcons to 30-percent shooting from the floor and helped cause 21 Felician turnovers.
Felician returns to Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play when it travels to Dominican (N.Y.) College on Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. tilt.