WAU opens WBB season with win

Takoma Park, MD – The Washington Adventist University women’s basketball team used a collective effort Nov. 4 defeating rival Oakwood University by a final score of 69-53. The Lady Shock had five players reach double figures in the season and home opener.

In the first quarter, the Ambassadors used a quick 4-0 run to start the contest. The Shock didn’t score a basket for the first four minutes of the contest until Candice Berner(JR/Frederick, MD) knocked down a three for the Shock’s first points. At the end of the first quarter the Shock trailed by one point 11-10. In the second quarter the Shock outscored the Ambassadors 24-8. The surge was sparked by Grace Wallace (JR/Brandywine, MD) who scored eight points in seven minutes, Candice Berner who scored five points in three minutes, and Christine Mabry (JR/Gaithersburg, MD) connecting 2-4 threes from beyond the arc. At halftime the Shock led 35-20.

In the second half, the Shock maintained control throughout the half in route to their 69-53 win. The Shock scored 26 points off 25 forced Oakwood turnovers. The Shock shot 45% (10-22) from beyond the arc for the contest. The Shock was led by Candice Berner who finished the contest with 11 points on 3-4 shooting from beyond the arc. Demyra Selby(JR/Salisbury, MD) chipped in 10 points and a game high 6 assists. Grace Wallace finished the night with 10 points and 4 rebounds. Christine Mabry chipped in with 10 points on 3-6 shooting from beyond the arc. Amber Morman finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds.

The Shock will hit the road to North Carolina next weekend for their back-to-back games in Asheville, NC against Montreat College and Warren Wilson College. — WAU

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