Bowie State Defeats Lincoln to Claim Division Lead


The Bowie State University Bulldogs won their fifth straight game and advanced to first place in the Central Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (CIAA) North division after holding on to a 63-60 win against the Lincoln University Lions on Feb. 8 at the A.C. Jordan Arena in Bowie, Md.

Lincoln had a chance to tie the score in the final seconds of the game, but missed a three-point shot.

The score was close throughout the game, and Lincoln led by as many as eight points early in the second half. But the Bulldogs battled back with a scoring run to take the lead and hold on for the win.

Bowie State sophomore forward Andre Jackson scored a game-high 20 points, including 17 points in the second half. Senior guard Ray Gatling followed with 15 points, and senior forward Carlos Smith added 10 points while marking a new career high of five blocks.

Freshman guard/forward Timothy McKenzie scored a double-double of 16 points with 14 rebounds for the Lions.

Lincoln, one of the best teams in the CIAA, suffered just its sixth loss of the season, falling to 15-6 overall but 3-3 in the CIAA North. Bowie State advanced to 12-11 overall, and 5-1 in the CIAA North.

Bowie State will next face Virginia Union (6-15 overall, 3-3 CIAA North) at home on Feb. 12.

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Bowie State Defeats Lincoln to Claim Division Lead

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