Chowan’s women snaps losing skid against Elizabeth City State

Chowan University playmaker Jordan Pettaway led the way for the Hawks to come up with a 78-61 win against Elizabeth City State. Photo courtesy of Chowan University Athletics

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – The Chowan women’s basketball team snapped a four-game skid as the Hawks use a dominant third quarter against rival, Elizabeth City State, in CIAA Northern Division action on Saturday afternoon on the road. Chowan defeated Elizabeth City State, 78-61. Jordan Pettaway led the Hawks with 15 points and six rebounds.  Mariah CokerJada Lee, and Danielle Weldonchipped in with double-figure scoring.

How it Happened

First Quarter:

Joanne Williams added eight points and seven rebounds.  Brianna Copeland tallied seven points in nine minutes off the bench. The Hawks outscored the Vikings 30-16 in the third quarter after trailing by one, 30-29, at the half.

ECSU started off with a quick 4-0 run but Danielle Weldon answered with back-to-back baskets to keep the score even. Mariah Coker knocked down a triple to give the Hawks a 7-6 lead.  Coker connected from the floor midway through the quarter to even the score at 10-all.

Brianna Copeland added a pair at the stripe before a jumper by Jada Lee and Jahkeria Bagby allowed the Hawks to lead 16-14 after the opening quarter.

Second Quarter:

Jada Lee posted a jumper before the Vikings went on a 5-0 run to regain the lead 19-18.   Teylahna Greenconnected from the floor to hand the Hawks the one point lead back but the Vikings swiped the lead back with a 10-0 run, 29-20.

Jordan Pettaway finished off the three-point play before Mariah Coker hit a three-pointer before the buzzer to send the Hawks into the locker room down 30-29.

Third Quarter:

The momentum continued for the Hawks out of the locker room with an 11-2 run.  Jordan Pettaway started off the run with a three-pointer.  Jada Lee and Teylahna Green added jumpers.  Pettaway knocked down a jumper and Jahkeria Bagby posted two from the stripe.

ECSU ended the run with their first bucket of the quarter at the 5:46 mark of the quarter.  Mariah Cokerconnected from deep to give the Hawks a nine point lead, 43-34.

Brianna Copeland tallied five points to keep the Hawks in the driver’s seat.  Joanne Williams added two buckets and Jordan Pettaway tallied two baskets to give the Hawks their largest lead of the contest, 56-44, with under a minute to play.

Mariah Coker capped off the quarter with a three-pointer to lead 59-46.

Fourth Quarter:

The Vikings mounted a comeback early in the quarter on an 8-2 run.  Joanne Williams recorded the lone bucket as ECSU closed the gap to seven, 61-54.

CU answered with an 8-0 run with Danielle Weldon starting off the run with a three-point play.  Jordan Pettawayknocked down a triple and Joanne Williams added a layup.

Jada Lee answered the triple by the Vikings to push the lead to 72-57.  Kaylah Henderson tallied the old-fashioned three-point play to stretch the lead.  Danielle Weldon added a free throw to take the victory 78-61.

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