DOVER, DEL. - Howard had three players in double-figures and kept the Delaware State (DSU) Lady Hornets at bay with a 48-44 victory on Monday night at Memorial Hall.
Zykia Brown had 12 points on an 8-for-9 performance at the charity stripe, while Kara Smith and Portia Deterville finished the contest with 10 points each. Deterville's point total marked a new career-high.
"We've had games like this in the past, " said head coach Niki Reid Geckeler. "This shows our will to keep fighting and come out with the win. You know, sometimes you have to gut it out and get the win, and that's what we did today."
Hanging on to a three-point lead with 35 seconds left in the game, the Bison used the charity stripe to claim a four-point advantage at 46-42.
Selena Galloway kept DSU competitive after connecting on a pair of free-throws with 20 seconds remaining. But Smith inked a pair of free-throws with five seconds left to give HU breathing room, and the Lady Bison held on for the 48-44 victory.
Howard (10-10, 6-3 MEAC) returns to action on Saturday with a non-conference matchup against Winston-Salem State at C.E. Gaines Center.