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Bowie State Bulldogs Fall to Indiana (Pa.) 75-60 in NCAA Atlantic Region Championship

March 13, 2018
Kyah Proctor and Kiara Colston Named to All-Atlantic Region Team


MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Goings, ggoings@bowiestate.edu, 301-860-3574 office

(RICHMOND, Va.) Bowie State women’s basketball fell to #2 Indiana (Pa.) 75-60 Monday in the NCAA Atlantic Region Championship game, marking the fourth time in school history Bowie State reached the Sweet 16.

Kyah Proctor drives toward the basket.

Kyah Proctor

Bowie State entered the regional play seeded #8 and finished the season with an overall record of 22-10.

Senior Kyah Proctor led the Bulldogs in scoring in the final game with a game-high 23 points. Senior Lisa Jing added 11 points. Graduate student Sade Chatman and sophomores Dynaisha Christian and Kyaja Williams finished the game with six points each. Christian was the team's leading rebounder with six. Proctor, along with senior Kiara Colston, were named to the All-Atlantic Region Team.

Bowie State got out to an early 4-0 lead and carried an 11-4 advantage into the first media timeout at the 4:08 mark.

With Bowie State leading 13-7, Indiana (Pa.) went on a 6-0 run to pull even at 13-all by the end of the first quarter.

The Crimson Hawks (29-3) kept the momentum going to start the second quarter, using a 5-0 to take the lead at 18-13. Bowie State’s Proctor stopped the run with a triple from the top of the key and followed that with a step-back jumper to even things up at 18-all at the 7:33 mark.

Bowie State went a little cold over the next three minutes and trailed 27-26 with 2:14 to go in the first half.

IUP closed the first half with four unanswered points and went into halftime with a 33-26 lead.

Offensive rebounds and the sharp shooting of Carolyn Appleby made the difference in the first half for IUP’s Crimson Hawks. As a team, the Crimson Hawks pulled down nine boards on the offensive end, while Appleby scored 11 points over the first 20 minutes.

Bowie State opened the third quarter with a 4-0 run to narrow the gap to 33-31 but Indiana (Pa.) answered with four straight of their own for a 38-31 lead. The Bulldogs used a 7-4 run to close the deficit to 42-38 at the 4:51 mark.

Indiana (Pa.) extended its lead to double-digits (48-38) after a pair of Brittany Robinson free throws.

Bowie State trimmed the Indiana (Pa.) lead in half (50-45) by the end of the third quarter. IUP pushed the lead back to ten (57-47) and to a game-high 13 points (60-47). A pair of Jing free throws pulled the Bulldogs within eight (60-52), but would get no closer.

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