Daytona Beach, FL—January 21—Michael Williams and Antonio Webb combined to score 34 of their team’s 44 second half points as Bethune-Cookman College held off Howard University, 67-64 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s game at Moore Gymnasium.
Williams, a pre-season All-MEAC pick, did most of his damage inside, scoring 21 of his game-high 27 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field while also grabbing 11 rebounds.
Webb, also an all-conference candidate, provided the outside balance as he tallied 13 of his 16 after intermission on 4-of-5 shooting.
The Bison (2-13 overall, 1-5 in the MEAC) led at halftime, 29-23 despite shooting only 32 percent from the floor. It was junior forward Darryl Hudson who provided the boost for Howard with 12 points to lead all scorers. Hudson finished with a career-high 20 points and a team-high 7 rebounds.
The Wildcats (8-10 overall, 4-3 in the MEAC) caught fire in the second stanza, shooting a blistering 70 percent and finishing with 16 assists on 24 baskets.
Despite the hot shooting by Williams, Webb and Company, the Bison were able to stay close because of their deft free throw shooting (91 percent for the game).
Hudson was the only Bison to score in double figures.
Howard will try to snap its seven-game skid when it travels to Tallahassee, FL on Monday to take on the Rattlers of Florida A&M at 7:30 p.m. while the Wildcats, who are having one of their best seasons in recent memory, host Maryland Eastern Shore at 7:30 p.m.