Fayetteville State — Elizabeth City State and Fayetteville State women’s basketball teams played neck-and-neck basketball for three quarters before the Broncos turned up the intensity in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Vikings 22-10 to take a 64-52 win in their CIAA women’s basketball tournament quarterfinal contest Wednesday afternoon at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Broncos, the top seed from the southern division, improve to 19-8 overall.  The Vikings, the number four seed in the northern division, conclude their season with a 12-18 mark.  Fayetteville State will play the winner of the Lincoln University/Winston-Salem State University game in the first semi-final contest of the tournament on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

Katisha Hyman (Aurora, NC) led four FSU players in double figures with a game high 20 points. Chantel Williams (Charlotte, NC) added 14 points while Aminata Johnson (Durham, NC) chipped in 13.  London Thompson (Lumberton, NC) finished with a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

ECSU’s Devonna Stell also had a double-double with a team high 14 points and 16 rebounds.  Nyasia Blango and Nyasia Davis added eight points apiece.

The two teams exchanged baskets in the first four minutes of action with the Broncos holding a slim 8-7 lead thanks to a pair of three-point baskets from Hyman.  Fayetteville State opened up a seven-point advantage by quarters end outscoring the Vikings 10-4 to take an 18-11 lead into the second quarter.

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