Aggies compete against Hall of Famer Vivian Stringer

The Lady Aggie’s basketball game, Nov. 29 against Rutgers stirred up a lot of anticipation as two of the top African-American women coaches faced off. 

Vivian Stringer is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame, while Patricia Cage-Bibbs has Hall of Fame credentials with 472 wins and 10 conference championships.

Stringer coached her Rutgers team to an 88-59 win over Cage-Gibbs North Carolina A&T team.   

The Lady Aggies shot just 26 percent from the field in the first half; however, they faced just an eight-point deficit at the half. 

Their defense held Rutgers to 40 percent through one half.

Toward the beginning of the second half the Lady Aggies would come within seven points; however, this would be as close as they would get for the remainder of the game.

The Scarlet Knights began to heat up as Khadijah Rushdan scored two lay ups. 

The lead would then be cut to eight as A&T’s Jaquayla Berry successfully completed a three-point play but Nikki Speed’s three-pointer would push the lead back to 11.

The knights went on to expand their lead to 20 after two free throws made by Briana Hutchen. 

Rushdan led all scorers with 26 points in the game, shooting 8-for-12 from the field and 10-for-11 shooting from the free throw. 

Jaleesa Sams led the Lady Aggies with 17 points in the game. 

North Carolina A&T would end the game shooting 36 percent from the field which contributed to their loss. 

The Scarlet Knights finished just over 50 percent for the game.

On Nov. 18 the Lady Aggies played Old Dominion. 

A&T forward Jaquayla Berry led all scorers with 20 points in the game but it wouldn’t be enough to get a win. 

Old Dominion won the game 65-79. 

  • Gian Spells