TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 9) – Visiting Howard University rode a 27-8 third quarter surge to an 81-59 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over the Florida A&M Women’s Basketball team, at the Lawson Center Saturday afternoon.
The two clubs battled to a 29-29 halftime draw and the stage seemed to be set for a hard fought second half, but the visiting Bison had other ideas, coming out of the break shooting 60 percent (9 of 15) from the floor, while splashing a pair of three-pointers to take command of the game with that 27-8 flurry, aided by 28 percent ( 4 of 14) shooting by FAMU, which shot 43 percent in the first two periods.
Howard took a 56-37 lead into the final stanza, where they closed out the game with a 25-22 scoring jag, shooting 52 percent to FAMU's 42 percent.
In additi0n to the spotty floor shooting by FAMU, 22 turnovers hampered them greatly as the Bison cashed in for 24 points off those Rattler miscues, while dominating the boards, outrebounding the home team, 45-31.
Howard pulled down 30 defensive rebounds Satrurday, holding the Rattlers to just eight (8) offensive boards, which translated into just two (2) second chance points for FAMU.
Autumn Goram led FAMU with 14 points, followed by Candice Williams and Dy’Manee Royal with 11 points apiece. Keziah Dilwaorth led FAMU on the boards with six rebounds.
Ayonna Williams led all scorers with 17 points for Howard (13-8, 6-3 MEAC). Sarah Edmond added 16 points, while Krislyn Marsh and Curstyn Moore added 10 points each.
WHAT’S NEXT: FAMU (3-19, 1-9 MEAC) will close out a four-game home stand Monday against Norfolk State at 4:00 p.m. the Lawson Center.