Lady Bulldogs Score Huge Victory on Senior Night
February 24, 2013Fisk University
Nashville, Tenn. ---- Seniors Raona Stowers (13 points) and Monique Shelton (nine points) have seen some ups and downs in their basketball careers at Fisk University. Thursday night would definitely be considered a highlight, as the Fisk Lady Bulldogs beat the Oakwood (Al.) University Lady Ambassadors 78-51 on Senior Night at Fisk.
Four Lady Bulldogs were in double figures. They are now on a two game winning streak and are 3-3 since Athletic Director Anthony Owens took over on an interim basis. Owens was happy for his two seniors and how his team has gelled.
“The young ladies had fun tonight. We started Monique and she played well. It was good to see her succeed tonight. (Stowers) is tough as nails. She sat out last year and came back to play every game this year. She is a testament to the type of athlete we want here. Our team is playing good and coming together at the right time,” said Owens.
Stowers scored on a driving layup three seconds into the game, starting a 7-0 run for her team. The Lady Ambassadors cut the lead to two points on three occasions but never got it any closer as the Lady Bulldogs took a 15 point lead into halftime and never looked back.
“(Oakwood) did a good job of keeping it close early. We were able to stretch it out a bit before halftime and then put it away. I was very happy with the effort we got from the whole roster,” said Owens.
The effort was exceptional. Two Lady Bulldogs recorded double-doubles. Junior post Nacori Foreman controlled the inside scoring in the paint at will (13 points) and grabbing 15 rebounds. Freshman Rasheda Ademosu had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
“Nacori is a beast. She makes some unbelievable shots in the paint. She has improved throughout the year. Ademosu has really come along. She is a Division 1 talent that fell to us. The sky’s the limit with her,” said Owens.
Junior Janine Davis added 10 points to round out the four Fisk players in double figures but the night belonged to the seniors.
“I was emotional all day. I love playing for Fisk. I am going to miss the fans. What a great atmosphere. I think we are ready to play well in the (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference) tournament,” said Stowers.
Shelton, who played for a state championship team as a senior in high school, said she was sad to play her last game at home but doesn’t think that her season will be over soon.
“I love playing here. I love being able to play in front of my friends and loved ones. I think we are jellying at the right time. I think we will surprise some people.”
The Lady Bulldogs will play their final game of the regular season Saturday at Philander Smith.