• 52°

Livingstone men fall at Shaw, 86-77

Staff report

RALEIGH — Shaw led most of the way and scored a 86-77 men’s college basketball victory over Livingstone, Wednesday night.

Livingstone (8-10, 6-6 CIAA) fell behind in the first half and trailed by as much as 16 points. Shaw (15-8, 8-4) led at halftime, 48-36.

The Blue Bears fought back, eventually tying the score (73-73) on Deon Patterson’s free throws with 3:09 remaining in the game. However, from that point, Shaw’s Bears outscored Livingstone, 13-4, down the stretch.

Shaw did most of its damage in the final minutes at the foul line, but a 3-pointer from DeAngelo Stephens-Bell was key, turning a two-point game into a 78-73 lead.

Still, it was just a four-point game (79-75) with 36 seconds left, after a free throw by the Blue Bears’ Rashard Todd. But free throws from Stephens-Bell and Cameron Golden moved Shaw back out to a seven-point lead.

Free throws from Shaw’s Krishaun Myers at the 14-second mark made it 84-77, basically nailing down the victory.

Shaw shot 53 percent from the floor for the game (27-of-51), including 7-of-18 from the 3-point arc. The Bears were also 25-of-35 free throws.

Meanwhile, Livingstone made just 29 of its 63 shots (46 percent), struggling especially on 3-pointers (5-of-17, 29 percent). And while the Blue Bears committed just eight turnovers, they were out-rebounded, 37-27.

Guard Roger Ray led Livingstone with 20 points while Cameron Burhannon scored 18 and Patterson added 10.

Shaw’s Savon Goodman had a game-high 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting (8-of-11 at the foul line). Goodman had a double-double, also grabbing 15 rebounds.

Stephens-Bell followed Goodman with 19 points and Myers added 18.

NOTES: Shaw also beat the Blue Bears in Salisbury, 84-78, on Jan. 13. … Livingstone returns to action on Saturday, hosting Fayetteville State at New Trent Gym, at 4 p.m., following the women’s game.

 

LIVINGSTONE (77) — Ray 20, McClendon 3, L. Elmore 3, N. Elmore 2, Smith, Burhannon 18, Patterson 10, Todd 9, Moore 7, Belfield 3, Livingston 2, Lewis, Walker, Flippin.

SHAW (86) — Goodman 22, Stephens-Bell 19, Myers 18, Golden 9 Kelsie 6, Williams 5, Owens 4, Brown 3.

Livingstone       36    41 — 77

Shaw                  48    38 — 86

Comments

Crime

Blotter: Concord man arrested in Rowan for indecent liberties with children

Coronavirus

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Nation/World

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

News

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 … or 116?

Local

Size of pipeline spill again underestimated in North Carolina

BREAKING NEWS

Kannapolis Police searching for suspect who fled scene of homicide

Education

RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey

News

Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County

College

Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park

Lifestyle

History is a great teacher: Farming has helped shape Rowan County

Business

‘A safe place for them’: Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things celebrates fifth anniversary

China Grove

County will hear request for more tree houses, hobbit-style homes in China Grove

Coronavirus

Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations

Education

‘Elite and it shows’: Staff at Partners in Learning at Novant celebrate news of national accreditation

Business

Biz Roundup: Food Lion earns Energy Star award for 20th consecutive year

Columns

Ester Marsh: What body type are you?

Nation/World

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Nation/World

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Nation/World

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

Nation/World

Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

High School

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs

Nation/World

FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight

Crime

Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law

Nation/World

Some call for charges after video of police shooting 13-year-old in Chicago