Brandon Byerson took over for #1 Virginia Union Friday night to lead VUU over St. Augustine’s 57-54. He scored 21 points on 7-12 shooting in an evening when neither team shot over 32%.
St. Augustine’s lost despite dominating the paint with 26 points compared to 10 by VUU. Up 33-25 at the half, VUU was not able to sustain what was a ten point lead, and the game went back and forth with six lead changes and seven ties.
Will Gill led St. Augustine’s with 14 points and six rebounds.
Virginia Union moves on to play in the championship against Johnson C. Smith Saturday night.