Virginia Union Senior Dashai Chandler listens to Coach Barvenia Wooten-Cherry. (VUU Athletics)

Virginia Union University’s Danielle Ferguson scored 20 points to lead the Lady Panthers to a 60-44 win over Elizabeth City State University in a showdown of the two teams who were tied for first place in the CIAA Northern Division, played on Saturday, February 4, in Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

The win gives VUU sole possession of first place in the CIAA Northern Division.

VUU’s Valentine Wheeler scored 14 points while teammate Vicki Collier added 12 points in the win. Wheeler and Collier had nine rebounds apiece to lead the Lady Panthers on the boards. Elizabeth City state was led by Stephanie Harper’s 16 points and 13 rebounds.

The win raised VUU’s record to 9-11 overall and 6-5 in the CIAA.  The nine wins are the most for a Lady Panthers since the 2005-06 team won 13 games.

The loss dropped Elizabeth City State to 12-9 overall and 6-5 in the CIAA.

VUU now travels to Petersburg, Va., to face Virginia State University at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 11.

Courtesy of VUU Athletics