Joli Robinson helped start the women’s basketball program at Winston-Salem State when she was an undergraduate back in the 1970s.
Little did she know that she might someday get a milestone victory over her alma mater.
Robinson, now the veteran coach at N.C. Central, will go for her 200th career win tonight at 7 when WSSU visits McDougald-McLendon Gym.
The Eagles are 2-11 while their former CIAA rivals from WSSU are 2-10.
Tonight is “Pack the House” night for NCCU, part of a national competition to be named champion of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Pack the House Challenge.
NCCU won the teams’only meeting last season, 68-66 in Winston-Salem.
N.C. Central vs. Winston-Salem State
[Tuesday, 7 p.m., McDougald-McLendon Gym]
WSSU leads series 31-30.
Records: WSSU 2-10, NCCU2-11.
Audio: WRJD-AM 1410, NCCUEaglePride.com; WSSURams.com.
Coaches’ records – WSSU: Dee Stokes 71-131, 19-79 at WSSU; NCCU: Joli Robinson 199-174.
Leading scorers – WSSU: Rene Rector 11.5; NCCU: Joanna Miller 18.8.
Leading rebounders – WSSU: Vontisha Woods 7.6; NCCU: Latoya Bennett 5.4.
Assist leaders – WSSU: Porsche Harrell 3.9; Danielle DeBerry 2.8.