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Eagles try to move forward after doubleheader loss to Aggies | Campus Echo Online
The crowd's energy could be heard on the outside walls of McDougald-McLendon Arena during the N.C. Central University doubleheader against rival N.C. A&T on Jan 26. The seats were filled with cheering NCCU students, faculty and alumni to witness the highly-anticipated Mid Eastern Athletic Conference game. The doubleheader against A&T began with the Lady Eagles at 2 PM, but they weren't able to end with a win. Both teams fought to the win and bragging rights on the court with only two ties occurring during the game. In the end, NC A&T came out victorious, ending in a score of (52-49). Junior forward Paulina Afriyie led the Eagles with a total of nine points and a team-high of 11 rebounds. Freshman forward Kiyana Brown matched Afriyie's numbers of rebounds and added five blocks of her own. One cause of NCCU's loss was the lack of free throws made in the second half compared to the first half. In the first half of the game, the Eagles ended with a 69 percent free throw