By Airis Thomas Sports Information Director Winston-Salem State,
SALISBURY, N.C.- The Winston-Salem State University women’s basketball team rolled past Livingstone College in a 61-44 victory inside the William Trent Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
The Rams improved to 12-7 (8-3 CIAA), while the Bluebears moved to 7-13 (3-8 CIAA).
Amaya Tucker led the Rams in scoring finishing with 17 points while Taniah Wilkins finished with a double-double, 12 points, and 12 rebounds. Jainaya Jones and Jakaiya Mack both finished with nine points each. Erin Hall added six points and five rebounds and Hadiya Balser recorded nine rebounds with four points.
Jainaya Jones hit a two in the opening minutes of the first quarter, then Amaya Tucker shot a three to give the rams a 5-0 lead with 7:43 to play in the first quarter. The Rams finished the quarter up 18-10. The Bluebears cut into the Rams lead, 20-17 with 6:09 to play in the half. The Rams led by four, 27-23 with 3:00 remaining in the quarter. The Rams went into half-time up five, 30-25.
The Rams opened the second half on a 4-0 scoring run. Janiya Jones put the Rams up 10, 37-27 after hitting a step-back jumper and was fouled on the play with 7:05 to play in the quarter. The Rams ended the quarter up 48-32 after Jada Douthit hit a three with 30 seconds left in the quarter. The Rams outscored Livingstone 13-12 in the fourth quarter to win the game 61-44.
The Lady Rams will be back in action on Saturday, February 4 at St. Augustine’s in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Photo by Lelani Lespegle