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Livingstone women lose at St. Augustine’s, 70-63

Staff report

RALEIGH — St. Augustine’s went on a 10-3 run over the final two minutes to defeat Livingstone, 70-63, in CIAA women’s basketball action here Wednesday night.

The Falcons did most of their late damage at the foul line. Tied at 60-60, St. Aug’s made 8-of-9 free throws in the final 1:19. Tomisha Davis made two foul shots with 40 seconds left, making the score 66-62 and two more from Kaaliya Williams with just 12 ticks remaining iced the issue.

The Blue Bears have now lost three games in a row and 15 of their last 16. Livingstone is 6-19 overall and 1-14 in the CIAA. St. Aug’s improves to 7-17 and 4-11 in conference games.

The game was close throughout and Livingstone had as much as a six-point lead in the first half. The Falcons’ biggest lead was their seven-point final margin.

Both teams shot 35 percent from the floor. Livingstone made 23-of-65 shots while the Falcons connected on 19-of-55. However, St. Aug’s had a big advantage at the foul line, making 26-of-39 (67 percent). The Blue Bears made just 13-of-28 free throws (46 percent).

Williams led St. Aug’s with a game-high 24 points, 14 of which came in the first half. Davis added 12 points — 10 in the second half.

Post player Nina Robinson paced Livingstone with 15 points and nine rebounds. Robinson scored 14 of her points in the second half.

Three Blue Bears followed Robinson with 11 points each — Taylor Perkins, Kedra Bradley and I’Keya Bland. Perkins, a freshman guard, also grabbed nine rebounds.

Livingstone returns to action on Saturday for its final regular season game, a 2 p.m. tip-off at Winston-Salem State. The CIAA Tournament is next week in Charlotte.

LIVINGSTONE (63) — Green 7, Perkins 11, Bradley 11, Bland 11, Foote 1, Galay, Robinson 15, Searcy 4, Deberry 2, Porter 1.

ST. AUGUSTINE’S (70) — Gilmore 7, Renwicks, Igwe 1, Caraballo 9, Williams 24, Arnold 7, Lee 4, Clark 6, Mumphrey, Davis 12, Addison.

Livingstone            14    9     21    19 — 63

St. Augustine’s      12   14    20    24 — 70

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