Written by Julee O'Neal, W. Basketball, Broadcast Journalism '13
Washington, D.C---January 5--- The Howard Women's Basketball team extended their win streak to nine by scoring 18 points off of NJIT's 19 miscues to a deciding 58-31 victory over the Highlanders at Burr Gym Thursday night. The win improves the Bison the 10-5 – including a perfect 6-0 mark at home.
Tamoria Holmes led HU with a game high of 24 points and five assists. Saadia Doyle tallied her eighth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 boards. Zykia Brown chipped in with eight points in 28 minutes of action.
The Highlander's Rayven Johnson scored the first bucket of the first half draining a triple in the first 37 seconds. The Bison responded with baskets from Doyle at the 18:58 mark. HU quickly turned up the heat by going on a 28-4 run to end the first period. At half time, the Bison led the game with a comfortable 18 point cushion, 29-11.
Jumping into the last 20 minutes of action, Holmes fueled the Bison, scoring 12 points and spreading the lead to 25, 41-16, with 12:52 left in the match. With minor mistakes, Howard closed the game out with a 27 point lead over the Highlanders.
NJIT was led by Denisa Domiterova who finished with nine points, Johnson chipped in with eight points and a game-best of 12 rebounds.
Howard will look to extend its streak to 10 as it travels to Hampton, Va. on Jan 7 to take on the MEAC's top-ranked Hampton Pirates. The battle of the HU's will begin at 4 p.m.