Fayetteville State’s women’s basketball team wins the 2010 C.I.A.A title with a 66-50 score over Bowie State.
L’oreal Price scored a season-high 22 points to lead FSU to their third CIAA title in school history and first since 2001.
Bulldogs’ head coach Donna Polk said “We didn’t shoot the basketball well,” and we got outrebounded 60-41 and I think that’s the ballgame. We didn’t turn the ball over that much, we just did not do it on the offensive side of the ball.”
Tiffany Haywood, who had six points and 15 rebounds, was named the tournament’s MVP. Deja Middleton, Price and Russell were named to the All-Tournament team. Russell had 11 points, five rebounds and three assists while Middleton tallied four points, 12 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
St. Augustine’s head coach Patterson-Heath said she wasn’t surprised by the outcome of the ball game. “These young ladies posses a desire,” Patterson-Heath said. “I could see it on their faces and I could hear it in their voices as they spoke to each other. They came out every game and gave us their best.”
The lady Broncos will now advance to the NCAA Division II tournament for the sixth time.