Leach Leads the Way in VUU Win

February 07, 2019

Virginia Union University's Terrell Leach led all scorers with 21 points as VUU downed Chowan University 70-55 on Saturday, February 2, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.

Leach scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half as VUU collected their 12th win of the season.

"This was a good win," said VUU Head Men's Basketball Coach Jay Butler.  "Chowan was second in the division, so this was a big game for us.  Our guys came out and played extremely hard on the defensive end and rebounded the ball extremely well.  I thought Terrell Leach was good both offensively and defensively tonight.  He ended up with six assists and four steals."

VUU's Darian Peterson recorded his first collegiate double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds while teammate Raemaad Wright also recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.

"This was a great team win," said Peterson.  "The fellows were excited in the back, but now we start preparing for the next won."

"It feels good to come home and get a win," Leach said.  "Coach Butler has been preaching about defense, so it felt good today to get the win."

The win raised Virginia Union's record to 12-9 overall and 8-3 in the CIAA.  Chowan dropped to 12-7 overall and 5-6 in CIAA play.

Virginia Union continues the current home stand by hosting Winston-Salem State University at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.