Women's Basketball Recap: Jan. 19

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          Release: 01/20/2013
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UMES Falls to DSU, 72-63

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Despite a strong rebounding performance, UMES had trouble scoring in the second half and fell to Delaware State 72-63 at the Hytche Athletic Center.  UMES falls to 5-9 overall and 1-2 in the MEAC, while Delaware State goes to 5-11 and 2-1 in-conference.

The Lady Hawks outrebounded DSU 45-28 in the game, the best rebounding margin for UMES this season.

Alexis Udoji earned her first double double of her UMES career, leading the team with 11 points and 12 rebounds.  Karona Roach and  Jessica Long each finished with 10 points, with the latter earning six assists.

For DSU, Tasia Bristow concluded with 22 points off 8-13 shooting, adding six assists.  Tierra Hawkins scored 12 points with six rebounds, while Jade Washington had 11 points and four assists.

For the complete story, visit www.dsuhornets.com or www.umeshawks.com

Payne Leads Eagles Over Norfolk State

NORFOLK, Va. - Senior Shawntae Payne scored 18 points off the bench and Coppin State won its third straight game with a 56-51 MEAC victory over Norfolk State on Saturday in Echols Hall.

Payne was 6-of-10 from the floor, and 4-of-7 from the three-point line, as she topped the Eagles in scoring for the fifth time in the last seven games.

Coppin State won its third straight game and improved to 7-11 overall and 3-2 in the MEAC. The Eagles forced Norfolk State into 29 turnovers and converted those turnovers into 32 points.

A three-pointer by Shanice Maynard and a basket by Larrisa Aivah Parham led Norfolk State with 12 points and Ebony Brown added 11 points for the Spartans.

Leola Spotwood added 11 points and eight rebounds for Coppin State, while Larrisa Carter finished with eight points and seven rebounds.

For the complete story, visit www.coppinstatesports.com or www.nsuspartans.com

Lady Rattlers holds off Savannah State for 59-49 win, Saturday

SAVANNAH, Ga.  (Jan. 19)  - Florida A&M held off a Savannah State a late second half rally for a 59-49 win, Saturday afternoon at Tiger Arena.

FAMU (6-11, 3-1 MEAC) had a pair of Lady Rattlers to score in double figures as both Jasmine Grice and Kimberly Sparkman combined for 45 points.  Grice led the Lady Rattlers in scoring with 25 points, followed by Sparkman with 20.   Grice led FAMU on the boards with nine, followed by Patrice Collie with eight.

SSU (6-12, 1-4 MEAC) was led by Erin Hogue as she finished with a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds.   In addition, SSU had three Lady Tigers to finish with seven points each.

For the complete story, visit www.famuathletics.com or www.ssuathletics.com

Morgan Lets Hampton Off The Hook As Pirates Escape, 66-60; Jarrett Scores 31

HAMPTON, Va.-Senior Bianca Jarrett scored a game-high 31 points and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds, but it clearly wasn't enough, as the three-time defending MEAC champion Hampton Lady Pirates, escaped with a 66-60 MEAC win on Saturday afternoon at the HU Convocation Center.

Jarrett, who finished one point shy of tying her career high of 32 points, shot 9-of-19 from the floor and was 10-of-11 from the charity stripe. She also totaled a game-high five steals in the game before fouling out.

Morgan State (5-12, 2-2 MEAC), which has now lost five straight to Hampton, has not defeated the Lady Pirates since Feb. 23, 2009. The Lady Bears also fell to 14-2 all-time at Hampto

Hampton (13-5, 4-0 MEAC) was led by Nicole Hamilton, who finished with a team-high 24 points and added eight rebounds. Olivia Allen came off the bench to score 15 points and Keiara Avant added a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Lady Pirates held a 48-44 rebounding advantage over Morgan State. Hampton also had 14 assists to Morgan State four. Hamilton tallied a game-high five assists for the Lady Pirates.

Morgan State finished the game shooting 21-of-24 (87 percent) from the free throw line, while the host Lady Pirates connected on 22-of-36 (61 percent) from the charity stripe.

For the complete story, visit www.hamptonpirates.com or www.morganstatebears.com

Howard Defeats North Carolina A&T, 44-42

GREENSBORO, N.C.- Howard worked to the bitter end for its fourth MEAC win of the season, despite an effortless first-half eight point lead, as the Lady Aggies of North Carolina A&T State fell 42-44 to the Lady Bison on Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Corbett Sports Complex in Greensboro, N.C.

Senior Saadia Doyle finished the contest with her sixth double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Nicole Deterville tallied a season-best nine points.  Senior Kara Smith finished eight points, as Cheyenne Curley-Payne and sophomore Cheyenne Brown gathered four points apiece.  Curley-Payne also notched a team-best five assists.

The Aggies, who had just eight players available in the contest with senior center Nikia Gorham and sophomore point guard Adriana Nazario out due to injury, nearly came back from behind to defeat the Bison, but were unable to capitalize on late scoring opportunities.

For the complete story, visit www.howard-bison.com or www.ncataggies.com


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