BOWIE, Md. – For the first time this season, the Bowie State women's basketball team lost a home game, falling to visiting Vulcans of California (PA) by a score 64-41 on Saturday. afternoon at the AC Jordan Arena.
The Bulldogs fall to 2-5 overall, while Cal U improves to 6-1 this year. Before today's game, Bowie State had a 19-game winning streak at home, dating back to the 2018-19 season. In 2019-20, BSU had a perfect 15-0 at A.C. Jordan Arena.
Bowie State jumped to a 6-2 lead in the first quarter with freshman Anii Harris (Ellicott City, MD) helping four of the Bulldogs six points. A free throw by Dejah Terrell ignited a 9-3 margin that would give the Vulcans an 11-10 lead at the end of one.
The Bulldogs traded baskets with Cal U early, but it was the Vulcans who controlled the second quarter when Cal U edged BSU 23-8. Bowie State trailed as much as 18 points before senior Talanya Hutton (Seat Pleasant, MD) scored the final leg of the half with BSU 34-18 at halftime.
Bowie State came out of the locker room with a vengeance, using a 19-11 to cut the deficit to the single digits with 1:36 left in the third quarter, but Terrell's 3-pointer stretched the Vulcans' lead to 11 (48-37). facing the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs couldn't do much on offense in the final period, shooting just 2 of 15 from the floor. Both junior Chyna Butler (Syracuse, NY) and freshman Katerra Myers (Burtonsville, MD) attempted to ignite the team, combining all four BSU points scored in the frame , but Bowie State never got closer to 13 points.
Harris was the only Bulldog in double figures, scoring 11 points, including 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Cal U's Terrell led all scorers with 32 points (13-16 field goals) and seven rebounds.
Bowie State will return to action on Tuesday, December 14, when the Bulldogs begin conference play on a three-game home base with Johnson C. Smith, Livingstone (December 16) and Winston-Salem State (December 20). . ).
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