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Saturday, November 24, 2012

HOWARD BREAKS AWAY IN SECOND HALF TO ROLL PAST BOWIE STATE 60-38


HOWARD BREAKS AWAY IN SECOND HALF TO ROLL PAST BOWIE STATE 60-38


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Division I Howard University came alive after halftime, outscoring Bowie State University 40-18 in the second half and rolled to a 60-38 win over the Lady Bulldogs. The loss evens Bowie State record at 2-2.

Saadia Doyle, who tallied six points on the first half of action, finished with a team-high 29 points, while Cheyenne Curley-Payne gathered 11 points and Jerelle Gorham attained 10 points to lead the Lady Bison.  Nicole Deterville amassed a game-high 10 rebounds, as Doyle collected eight boards.  Curley-Payne circulated nine assists and two steals.

Collectively, the Lady Bison finished at 64 percent from the charity stripe, 35 percent from the field and 18 percent from long range.

Junior Brooke Miles paced the Lady Bulldogs with a team-high 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting, which included 5-of-6 behind the 3-point line. Senior Jasmine Jacobs and sophomore Bria Robinson added six points each. Robinson led Bowie State in rebounds, grabbing a career-high nine.

As a team, Bowie State hit a season-low 13 total field goals in 46 attempts (28 percent), but made 42 percent of their 3-pointers (5-of-12). The Lady Bulldogs had a little more success at the free throw line, converting 21-of-33 (64 percent).

Howard (1-4) opened the contest with a 16-4 lead by the 9:39 mark, but Bowie State charged back with a 13-2 run and tied the game at 20-20 with Jacobs jumper as time expired to end the first half.

The Lady Bison utilized the halftime intermission to revive its offense. Howard scored the first four points of the second half only to have Bowie State go on a 5-0 run to take their first and only lead at 25-24 at the 15:13 mark on a Miles triple.

HU’s Doyle answered with a jumper on the other end and the Lady Bison would never trail again. From there, the host Lady Bison outscored the Lady Bulldogs 15-3 over the next three minute to take a commanding 41-28 advantage.

A pair of free throws by BSU’s Jacobs stopped the Howard run with 7:05 remaining in the game, but the deficit was just too much to overcome.

Bowie State will be idle until Saturday (December 1) when the Lady Bulldogs play their home opener against the Firebirds of the University of the District of Columbia at 2 pm.

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