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Friday, February 27, 2009

CIAA basketball: Friday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 4:56 PM

The Lady Golden Bulls made the second semifinal game of the day interesting with a last minute shot before halftime that tied the game with the St. Augustine's Lady Falcons. The crowd for this women's game was much better than the start of the tournament. Score one for Mother Nature and the rain. I'm sure that drove people inside.

The second half started with JC Smith and St. Aug trading baskets and turnovers. With 12:06 left in the game, JC Smith was down by three points and the officials were calling every ticky tack foul. But at least the whistles were being blown on both ends of the floor. However, the fouls stopped the runs that either team needed to make it to the Championship game to face the Bowie State Bulldogs.

Side Fashion note: Fans who attend the women's games don't dress to impress. They actually dress like basketball fans, wearing school colors and the like.

The Golden Bulls played a sloppy second half, unable to take the lead because they kept committing fouls and missing easy lay-ups. It was almost as if they thought beating Shaw in the quarterfinals meant the were already the champions.

With a little under six minutes to go, JC Smith was down 42 to 47 and turning the ball over. But Smith got offensive and took a one point lead with 3:53 left in the half forcing the Lady Falcons to take a timeout. But after the timeout, the Lady Golden Bulls continued to build on their lead.

With 2:36 left in the game, the Golden Bulls were up 55 to 49. And they held on to the lead, shooting their way into the finals for the second year in a row. Could this be the year that the women win it all?

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