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Shepherd women move to 2-0

By Staff | Nov 14, 2011

Senior guard Katie Biggs (Sykesville, MD/Glenelg) scored 16 points and senior guard Jenn Prine (Fairless Hills, PA/Pennsbury) added 13 points, seven rebounds, and six assists to lead Shepherd University to an 74-47 win over Virginia State in final day action of the Conference Challenge at the Butcher Center on Sunday.

Biggs hit on 6-of-12 shots from the floor with a 4-of-7 effort from beyond the arc. She also added five rebounds.

Senior forward Shelby Fayak (Willowick,OH/Eastlake North) added six points and seven boards, while freshman guard Rachel Johnson (Frederick, MD/Frederick) and freshman center Gabby Flinchum (North Potomac, MD/Wootton) each contributed eight points.

Mariame Sylla tied Biggs for game-high scoring honors with 16 points and a game-high eight rebounds to lead Virginia State.

Shepherd shot 41.4 percent (24-58) from the floor while Virginia State hit at a 25.5 percent (14-55) rate.

Shepherd controlled the boards with a 54-32 advantage.

Shepherd improves to 2-0, while Virginia State drops to 1-1. The Rams return to action on Wednesday when they host Alderson-Broaddus at 6 p.m.