HAMPTON, VA - The Howard University women's basketball team saw its nine-game win streak snapped by Hampton, 63-40 on Saturday Jan. 7. This is the first loss for HU since Nov. 30 against St. John's, and the widest margin of victory allowed by any opponent since Nov. 22 at Ohio State. The loss drops the Bison to 2-1 in the MEAC and 10-6 overall.
The Bison struggled to get things going on the offensive end in the first 20, as they were held to just eight points at the half – Howard's lowest scoring performance since Baylor on Nov. 11.
As a team, the Bison were held to a 25 percent shooting clip (13-for-52) and a season-low 60 percent from the charity stripe (13-for-21). The Pirates also won the battle of the boards 45-32.
For the Pirates, Alyssa Bennett led all scorers with a game-high 23 points and 11 rebounds. Jericka Jenkins finished with 14 points and 11 assists, while Melanie Warner chipped in with 11 points and eight boards.
Howard will look to get back on the winning note as it travels to face Norfolk St. on Mon. Jan. 9 beginning at 6 p.m.