WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sophomore Zykia Brown had a career-high 26 points and Howard rallied from a 23-point first-half deficit, but it was not enough as Colgate took down the Bison, 57-41 in a non-conference women's basketball decision Friday afternoon at Burr Gymnasium.
Brown shot just 5-of-18 from the field but connected on 15-of-17 from the charity stripe. The sophomore also added seven rebounds and one steal.
The Bison, who made just two field goals the entire first half, rebounded in the second stanza and held Colgate to seven second-half field goals. But poor shooting from beyond the arc (1-of-15) and several miscues helped the Raiders to the win.
"Our shots did not fall today," said Howard Head Coach Niki Reid Geckeler. "We did, however, play a strong second half and we worked hard, especially on the defensive end."
HU grabbed 20 offensive rebounds while limiting Colgate to nine. Howard also held a 12-4 advantage in second-chance points and a slim 15-11 lead in points off turnovers.
The Bison cut the lead down to 13 midway through the half before Colgate rallied for the win.
Howard is back in action on Monday with a home matchup against Bucknell. Game time is slated for 7pm at Burr Gymnasium.