WSSU outlasts Fayetteville State on the road

WSSU outlasts Fayetteville State on the road
January 29
00:00 2015
(WSSU Photos by Garrett Garms, Above: Terrell Leach was the man of the hour. )

Winston-Salem State University got a career night from Terrell Leach, and the Rams had four players in double figures, as WSSU won its fourth game in a row, with a 91-84 road win over the Broncos of Fayetteville State last Saturday evening.

With the win, Winston-Salem State University improves its record to 11-5 overall, 5-3 in the CIAA and 3-0 in the Southern Division. Fayetteville State falls to 10-9 overall, 4-5 in the CIAA and 1-2 in the Southern Division.

Players wear their ‘Shock and Awe’ t-shirts during a huddle earlier in the season

Players wear their ‘Shock and Awe’ t-shirts during a huddle earlier in the season.

WSSU started the game on fire – check that ­– Terrell Leach started the game on fire, as the redshirt-freshman outscored the Broncos early 9-0, to put the Rams out in front early, and they never looked back from the opening tip.

The Rams quickly jumped out to an 11-point advantage, but Fayetteville State would battle back to cut the lead down to 2 points, 31-33 with 6:45 before the half.

Winston-Salem State would regroup and would finish off the half on a 16-7 run, to take an 11-point lead, 49-38, into the locker room at halftime.

The second half would turn out to be a carbon copy of the first half, as WSSU would keep the pressure of the “Shock and Awe” style of pressure basketball out in front through the early moments of the half.

But just like the first half, the Broncos had some fight left in them, and would use a 17-0 run of their own to cut into the WSSU lead, and trim it to three points, 62-59 with 12:38 left to play.

The WSSU Rams however, would not let this slip away, and buckled down on both ends of the floor, and would not let the Broncos get any closer, outscoring Fayetteville State 29-25 over the final 10 minutes to take the 91-84, key Southern Division contest.

WSSU outscored FSU 3-22 in points in the paint, and 22-15 in points off of turnovers. The Rams also held slight advantages in second chance points (10-9) and fast break points (8-2).

Terrell Leach had a monster night in leading the Rams, as he scored a game-high 27 points, connecting on eight of 15 three-point shots, while also picking up two assists and two steals.

WyKevin Bazemore broke out of his slump, by scoring 20 points, grabbing eight rebounds to go with two assists and two steals. Donta Harper continued his superior play of late, with 17 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Marquez Jones added 14 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal, while Javan Wells chipped in 7 points, two assists and a steal.

Joshua Dawson paced the Broncos with 24 points, eight assists, five rebounds and two steals, while Devin Thompson added 16 points and five rebounds. Anthony Shelton chipped in 14 points and two steals and Torian Showers scored 13 points and pulled down five rebounds.

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