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Rams Roll Past The Bears

After a thrilling 90-88 overtime win over Virginia State on Thursday, the Winston-Salem State Men's basketball team constructed an 81-66 thrashing of Shaw on Saturday at the C.E. Gaines Center. The win improved the Rams record to 8-4, and 2-2 in CIAA play.

Redshirt senior Cameron Campbell's torrid shooting, 9-13 from the floor and 3-5 from the three-point line, was more than the Shaw defense could handle.  Campbell finished with 21 points.

Redshirt freshman guards Isaac Parson and Samage Teel continued their outstanding play.  Parson also had 21 points, while Teel, who scored 23 against Virginia State, added 20 points.  Senior Jonathan Hicklin led the Rams in rebounding, collecting 12.  Junior Shamon Jackson added 10 points and six boards.

WSSU opened the game with three consecutive three-pointers, while Shaw responded with back-to-back threes.  The two teams went head-to-head in the first half with 'SU holding a 39-35 advantage at the half.  The Rams shot an impressive 48% from the floor, 56% from the three-point line and 89% from the free throw line in the first half.

The game featured five ties and four lead changes.  Shaw's largest lead, four points, came with 3:46 to play in the first half.  'SU held a 19-point lead, it's largest in the game, with 4:31 to play.

The Rams played stellar defense in the second half, limiting the Bears to 34% shooting from the floor and only 2-10 from the three-point line.  'SU also ramped up its fast break game in the second half, scoring 14 points.  Shaw did not have any fast break points in the game.

WSSU's hot shooting wasn't limited to field goals.  Parson and Hicklin were 3-3 at the free throw line while Teel was a perfect 6-6.  The Rams finished 15-18 for 83.3% at the charity stripe.

WSSU hits the road again Monday for a matchup at Elizabeth City State. The Rams play at St. Augustine's Saturday, January 15.  The next home game is Wednesday, January 19, against Claflin.