Slow Second Half Costs Rams in a 77-67 Loss to Lincoln (Pa.)


WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (3-4, 0-2 CIAA) could not find their bearings in the second half when the team took a 77-67 loss to the Lincoln (Pa.) Lady Lions (7-1, 2-0 CIAA), Monday evening. After holding an impressive 43-27 halftime lead, the Rams were outscored, 50-24 in the second half to take the tough loss.

Winston-Salem State played a solid game, but the team was hampered by some offensive struggles. As a team, the Rams shot just 29.2% (19-of-65) from the floor, including shooting 27.3% (six-of-22) from the three-point line. The Rams were led by senior forward Brandi Segars who scored a team-high 25 points with eight rebounds. Senior guard Taylor Daniels added a career-high 14 points as well.

The Rams' second half performance overshadowed a terrific first half. In the first half of play, the Rams held the Lady Lions to just 27 first half points. The effort included allowing just six first quarter points to the Lady Lions. As a team, the Rams shot 44.1% (15-of-34) from the floor while forcing the Lady Lions to shoot just 29% (nine-of-31) from the floor. Segars was already off to a hot start with 11 points.

The second half told a much different story for the Rams. As a team, the Rams hit just four shots in the second half. The team shot just 12.9% (four-of-31) from the floor for the entire half. That didn't stop Segars, who went 12-for-12 at the free throw line. In the end, the effort left the Rams with the tough loss.

With the loss, the Rams fall to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play. The team will return to action, Monday when the team heads to Orangeburg, S.C. to take on the Claflin Lady Panthers. For more information on Rams women's basketball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to