Lady Bison Second Half Run Not Enough To Hold Off Delaware State
Lady Bison Second Half Run Not Enough To Hold
Off Delaware State
Washington, DC, January 14—Shannon Carlisle scored 17 of her game-high 21 points in the second half but that still wasn’t enough to hold off Delaware State, as they defeated Howard, 75-70, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference match-up in Burr Gymnasium.
Delaware State (8-6, 2-2 MEAC) started the game on an 11-3 run. Howard (6-8, 3-2 MEAC) would turn the ball over six times before scoring their first basket at the 16:17 mark.
Delaware State would go up 20-9 before Howard could get their offense going. Howard managed to put together a mini 6-0 run late in the first half to pull, but Delaware State would go into the locker room with an eight point half-time lead, 38-30.
The Lady Hornets would go up by 12 early in the second half before the two teams began exchanging baskets. Howard then put their offense into motion going on a 14-1 run at the 9:30 mark to take the lead for the first time in the game, 53-51. The teams would once again exchange baskets until the 1:27 mark when Delaware State took the lead for good, 71-70 to eventually win by five, 75-70.
The Lady Bison finished the game with three players in double-figures and Brittany James added 16, Christina Aden scored 15 and Carlisle. Aden also led the team in rebounding with five.
Raquel Collier scored 21 to lead Delaware State. Najmah Fauntleroy and Katreem Palmer each recorded a double-double with 18 points-12 rebounds and 11 points-10 rebounds respectively.
Howard will go on a four-game road swing that include,
Bethune-Cookman (1/21), Florida A&M (1/23), Coppin State (1/28)
and Morgan State (1/30), before returning to Burr Gymnasium.
The Lady Bison will be back at home Saturday, February 4 to take on the Spartans of Norfolk State at 2 p.m.
GAME NOTES: Senior Brittany James left the game mid-way in the second half with a sprang shoulder…Howard and Delaware State finished the game shooting 46 percent…Howard bench outscored Delaware State’s bench, 18-4…Delaware State had 24 second chance points compared to Howard’s 7.