Lady Bison Crush Eagles, 67-26
Written by Julee O'Neal, W. Basketball , Broadcast Journalism '13
Washington, D.C.—January 16—The Howard Women's Basketball team held North Carolina Central to a season low, 26 points, by defeating the Eagles, 67-26 in Burr Gymnasium.
Doyle also added eight rebounds to the stat sheet. Cheyenne Curley-Payne had a solid performance with eight points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Nicole Deterville grabbed a game-high 11 off the glass.
To start the game, the Eagles quickly scored a layup from a steal by Chasidy Williams. From there, HU answered with two points in the paint by Doyle at the 19:11 mark. After that, the Bison went on a 38-8 run, to give the Bison a 29 point cushion, 39-10, at the half.
To open scoring for the last 20 minutes of the game, Holmes hit a jumper inside the arc to increase the spread to 31 points, (41-10) in the first 32 seconds of the half. The Eagles responded with a three-pointer by Blaire Houston at the 18:42 mark. By the first media timeout, NCCU trailed HU 46-13. Coming out of the timeout, Houston was fouled and rewarded two shots at the charity-stripe. After hitting just one free throw, the Eagle's Alesha Jenkins scored a lay-up to decrease the margin to 30 points. With a little less than six points remaining in regulation, both teams traded baskets to make the score 53-23 at the 8:26 mark.
Howard outscored the Eagles 12-3 in the last four-plus minutes to cruise to the 67-26.
For the Eagle's, Houston recorded a team high of nine points in 32 minutes of action while Jenkins added a team high of six rebounds and four points.
HU will look to continue their home winning streak by facing Hampton University on Monday Jan 23 in Burr Gymnasium. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.