BOWIE, Md. — No. 21 Bowie State shot nearly 55 percent from the field and drained 10 3-pointers en route to an easy 91-68 victory against Chowan on Tuesday. The Bulldogs dominated for the majority of the game, going up by 30 on two occasions.
Bowie State (17-4, 9-3 CIAA, 5-1 North) out-rebounded Chowan (7-17, 1-11 CIAA, 1-5 North) 43-30 and scored 16 more points in the paint than the Hawks. Four players scored in double figures for BSU, led by Jay Gavin’s 17. Travis Hyman notched a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Mark Anthony Buright scored a career-high 14 points to lead Chowan. Chris Williams added 12. Alray Blackmon also notched a career-high with nine points. Quinton McDuffie scored nine and pulled down five rebounds.
Chowan shot just 4-17 (23 percent) from three. Coming into the game, the Hawks were shooting at a 38 percent clip from beyond the arc.
Bowie State did not score until two minutes had elapsed in the game, but soon hit its stride. A 16-0 run gave the Bulldogs a 21-4 lead with 12:18 to play in the first half. That lead later expanded to 30-8. Chowan brought it within 20 with under three minutes on the clock, but could not get any closer.
Bowie State opened up its largest lead of the game, 57-27 following three Darren Clark free throws at the 16:33 mark of the second half. A 16-8 Chowan spurt, capped by a Williams dunk, pulled the Hawks back within 22 with 12:18 to play.
A total of 21 players scored in the game; 12 for Bowie State and nine for Chowan.