DURHAM, NC (January 15, 2023) —The South Carolina State women’s basketball team dropped their first league opener Saturday (Jan.14th) on the road versus North Carolina Central in an 55-72 setback at McDougald-McLendon Arena.

Nicole Gwynn led the Lady Bulldogs with a team-high 18 points and six rebounds, while shooting 7-of-7 from the charity stripe. Teammates Janiah Hinton added 12 and Lovely Sonnier 10 points and six rebounds in the loss.

NCCU was led by Jerni Kiaku with a game-high 25 points.

South Carolina State falls to 1-15 overall, 0-1 in the MEAC, while North Carolina Central improves to 7-11 overall, 1-2 in the league.

NEXT UP: The Lady Bulldogs continue league play on Saturday, Jan. 21st versus UMES at 2 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 23rd against Delaware State in a 5:30 p.m. start.

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