The South Carolina State women will resume their 2017-2018 basketball schedule Thursday when they travel to the Queen City to take on the Charlotte 49ers in a 7 p.m. non-conference contest at Halton Arena.
Thursday’s contest will be the first of two in three days for the Lady Bulldogs who will meet Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va. on Saturday (Dec. 30) at 2 p.m.
SCSU, 5-5, last played Dec. 21 in Charlotte, where they downed Johnson and Wales (NC) 86-40. Charlotte, 3-8, also saw its latest action Dec. 21 at Davidson, where the 49ers lost 68-66.
Graduate student Bryeasha Blair, one of three Lady Bulldogs in double figures, is averaging 12.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists, to lead Coach Doug Robertson’s team. Kemoni Jenkins, a junior, is contributing 10.9 points, 4.9 boards and a team-leading 23 steals; while Kyesha Lewis, another junior, is averaging 10.2 points and 3.8 rebounds and leads the team in three-point shooting (17-41).
Junior Jasmine Williams is the top rebounder for S.C. State with 7.0 per game, to go along with 4.6 points per outing.
Charlotte, which is looking to snap a three-game slide, is paced by junior Laia Raventos (14.3 ppg., 4.4 rpg), senior Amaya Ransom (13.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg) and redshirt sophomore Dara Pearson (8.9 rpg, 4.3 ppg).