WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (15-6, 10-1 CIAA) will take on the Shaw Lady Bears (15-6, 10-1 CIAA) in one of the biggest games of the season for both teams. In addition to being a showdown between two of the three teams tied atop the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division, the game will also be the Lady Rams' "Play for Kay" game, which will feature a number of events and activities in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness. Fans and supporters are encouraged to come out and wear pink in support of raising awareness of breast cancer.
With identical 10-1 record in the CIAA Southern Division, the Lady Rams and the Lady Bears will meet for a chance to claim the top spot in the division heading into the final stretch run of the regular season. Both the Lady Rams and the Lady Bears took division losses at the hands of the Johnson C. Smith Lady Golden Bulls, but after a JCSU loss at Fayetteville State, Monday, the Lady Rams and the Lady Bears will have a chance to claim a top spot in the division. The game will also be a match-up between two of the top statistical teams in the conference. Currently, the Lady Bears are the top scoring team in the conference averaging 72.9 points per game while the Lady Rams are close behind averaging 70.8 points per game. As potent as the two teams are offensively, they are also two of the top defensive teams in the conference with WSSU allowing just 63.0 points per game while Shaw is allowing 62.8 points per game. The game will also feature some of the top individual talent in the conference with WSSU senior guard Courtney Medley, the ninth leading scorer in the conference at 13.9 points per game, will lead the Lady Rams against Shaw and junior center Ashlea Williams, who is eighth in the conference at 14.5 points per game.
The Lady Rams and the Lady Bears are scheduled for a 5:00 p.m. start at the C.E. Gaines Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. Fans are encouraged to come out and wear pick in support of the efforts to raise breast cancer awareness.
For more information on Lady Rams basketball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.