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BASKEBALL SEASON RETURNS TO CAPEL ARENA
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Basketball season is here! This evening,
the Fayetteville State Lady Broncos christened Felton J. Capel
Arena with a 90-57 victory over Barber-Scotia. Transfer senior
Kristen Hanzer led the baptism with a game high 18 points. The
remaining starting back-court of Akysia Resper and Alicia Person
also scored in double-figures with 12 and 10 points respectively.
FSU led 43-27 at the half.
“Our pressure defense set the tone for the game forcing them
into 31 total turnovers”, said FSU Head Coach Eva Patterson-
Heath. “We did a good job on offense sharing the ball with 23
Kristen Hanzer (Youngsville, NC) led the effort in the first half
with nine points. With limited action after intermission, she
quickly made 3-of-4 from the field and the same from the charity
stripe for nine more points. Shuanda Ashford (Sr., Fayetteville,
NC) chipped in 3-of-5 from the post for a first half seven points.
Ashford grabbed a team high eight boards for the game. Five of
them were defensive.
Pre-season All-CIAA Akysia Resper (Jr., Concord, NC), who
started at point guard, took control in the second half scoring ten
of her 12 points. She converted four of her six fields goals with
one of them being the team’s only three-pointer of the game.
Resper dished out a total seven assists. On the receiving end
of most of Resper’s assists was Alicia Person (Sr., Henderson,
FSU shot 56.3 percent (18-of-32) from the floor and scored 20
points from the Lady Sabers 16 turnovers in the first half. Follow
the break the Lady Broncos continued the pressure on defense
forcing BSC into 15 more turnovers. The team kept its consis
tency with 57.6 percent (19-of-32) shooting from the field.
FAYETTEVILLE, NC- Fayetteville State’s Tyrell Tate and An
thony Shelton combined their talents to stampede Barber-Scotia j
83-63 in Felton J. Capel Arena. The duo scored more than half
(44 points) of the Broncos points on opening night. Shelton led
the first half with 21 of his 24 points as FSU led at halftime 44-
42. Tate dominated the second half with 14 of his 20 points.
“It was an exciting time for a regular season basketball game,”
commented Head Coach Alphonza Kee. “It was an outstanding
crowd for it to be Veterans Day weekend. We played hard and
good enough to win.”
Barber-Scotia (0-1 overall) put forth a gallant effort during the
first half. The Sabers led by as much as nine points and held the
advantage throughout the half. BSC made five-of-nine three-
pointers and 11-of-18 free throws.
Through six tied scores and nine lead changes, the Broncos
took a two-point advantage before the intermission horn. An
thony Shelton (So., Cary, NC) had the best opening game of his
career. He made five-of-seven field goals from behind the arc.
Shelton finished the game six-of-eight from three-point land (a
career best) and eight-of-ten from the field.
Tyrell Tate (Jr., Raleigh, NC) pounded the middle during the sec
ond half with 14 points (six-o^eight field goals). He was perfect
from the line making all four of his free throws during the game.
Travis Marcus (Jr., Washington, DC) also scored in double-fig
ures with ten points.
Jabraile Newkirk scored 17 points to lead the Sabers. Lee Swee
ney tipped in 13 points while LaKeith Scott added ten. Barber-
Scotia committed 19 turnovers and shot 33.8% from the field.
Win UNCP in
PEMBROKE, NC - The Fayetteville State
volleyball team wrapped up its non-confer
ence schedule on November 7th with a 3-1
(23-25, 26-24, 26-24, 29-27) road victory
over the UNC Pembroke Braves at the
English E. Jones Center. The Lady Bron
cos dropped the first set to the Braves, but
came back to win the next three by two
Joi Emanuel (Sr., Charlotte, NC) led Fay
etteville State with 14 kills in the contest,
while Ifeyinwa Nwokolo (Sr., Greensboro,
NC) added 12. Shavon Shaw (Fr., Bethel,
NC) tied her career-high of nine kills and
Taylor Norris (So., Fayetteville, NC) had
eight. Paige Horne (Jr., Southern Pines,
NC) dished out a team-high 27 assists,
and JaMisha Jordan (Jr., Fayetteville, NC)
recorded 27 digs.
Fayetteville State (22-5) recorded the first
three points of the opening set, but after
UNCP tied it at 3-3 never led from that
point on. The Lady Broncos never trailed
by more than three points, but could not
get any closer. FSU had 14 kills to UNC
Pembroke’s 11, but committed seven at
tack errors in the set. The Braves recorded
only three attack errors. Nwokolo led Fay
etteville State in the first set with four kills.
FSU rallied late to win the second set 26-
24 and tie the match at one apiece. The
Lady Broncos led by as much as three
points early in the set at 12-9, but UNC
Pembroke (5-22) would go on a 9-4 run
to lead 18-14. Fayetteville State tied the
set 23-23 after an attack error by Marissa
Baker, and then scored the final two points
to pick up the set. The Braves led 15-13 in
kills but had eight attack errors. Emanuel
had a team-high three kills for the Lady
The FSU defense was on display in the
third set tallying four team blocks and forc
ing UNC Pembroke into 11 attack errors as
it won 26-24. Fayetteville State scored the
first six points to start the set and led 15-8
after a kill by Shaw. The Braves came back
with a 12-4 run to lead 20-19 after a Saw
yer Gray service ace. FSU had 11 kills as a
team in the third set, led by Shaw’s four.
Fayetteville State was forced to rally for a
second time in the fourth set as it trailed
19-15 after a bad set by Norris. FSU tied
the set at 22-22 but UNC Pembroke came
right back with consecutive points to lead
24-22. A kill by Emanuel tied the set at 24-
24 and the two teams followed by trading
points until FSU sat at match point 28-27.
Fayetteville State would win the set 29-27
after a ball handling error by Gray. Eman
uel posted a team-high seven kills in the
The Lady Broncos finished the match with
56 kills on 159 attempts, while the Braves
collected 53 kills on 169 attempts. Fayette
ville State totaled 10 team blocks, com
pared to five for UNC Pembroke.