by Matt Lincoln
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Braxton Byerson would not allow Virginia Union's winning streak over Virginia State to come to an end on his watch. Byerson scored 26 points to lead VUU to the 68-51 victory in the Freedom Classic at Richmond Coliseum.
The Panthers have now won 21 straight games over the Trojans.
Byerson went 7-11 from beyond the three point arc, hitting some big shots toward the end of the first half when the game was still close. The Thomas Dale product scored his 1,000th career point earlier this season. Wayne Ford had 15 points, and Calvin Brown added 10 for the Panthers.
VSU's Mike Bynum and D'Angelo Johnson helped to keep this game close in the second half, scoring 13 and 14 points respectively. But they could not stop the Panthers from rolling to yet another win in the rivalry.