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Friday, January 10, 2020

Howard Women’s Basketball Continues Home Stand with A Pair of League Games


Bison meet Norfolk State Saturday; HU faces South Carolina State Monday

(Photo Credit – Yusuf Abdullah)

WASHINGTON (January 10, 2020) – Howard University women’s basketball team continues its home stand with a pair of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) games inside Burr Gymnasium.


Saturday (Jan. 11), HU meets conference leader Norfolk State (NSU) at 2 p.m., followed by 5:30 p.m. showdown with South Carolina State (SCSU) Monday (Jan. 13).






MATCHUP PREVIEWS


HOWARD


HU (9-6, 1-1 MEAC) seeks to get back in the win column after a tough loss versus Bethune-Cookman Monday (Jan. 6). Howard ends its three-game home stand Monday (Jan. 13) before traveling to Baltimore to meet Morgan State Saturday (Jan. 18).


Currently, HU ranks second in the conference with 68.6 ppg, led by the long ball. Collectively, the Bison are shooting nearly 35-percent (99-of-284) from downtown. Guards Ayonna Williams (Washington), Jayla Thornton (Newark, N.J.) and Sarah Edmond (Freeport, N.Y.) are among the league leaders in three-point percentage, placing first, 10th and 14th, respectively.


NORFOLK STATE


NSU (8-7, 2-0 MEAC) enters Saturday’s showdown undefeated in league play after victories over Bethune-Cookman, 61-51, and Coppin State, 85-48. Norfolk State concludes its brief two-game road swing before beginning a three-game home stand versus Maryland Eastern Shore (Jan. 18).


Chanette Hicks ranks among the nation’s top scorers, producing 22.3 ppg. The redshirt senior also leads NSU in assists (5.3 apg) and steals (5.2 spg).


SOUTH CAROLINA STATE


After a week away, SCSU (2-13, 1-1 MEAC) arrives Monday rested and looking to get back on track. Last weekend, the Lady Bulldogs split in Baltimore with their win coming at Coppin State, 71-60.


Offensively, South Carolina State averages only 53.1 ppg, which ranks 10th in the league. Heniaya Moten is the lone Bulldog scoring in double figures, recording 11.4 ppg.


LAST TIMEOUT


On Jan. 4, Howard won its MEAC opener with a 79-58 victory at Maryland Eastern Shore. Second-year forward Krislyn Marsh (Duncanville, Texas) provided the inside presence, producing a double-double with 17 points and 13 boards in the win.


Two nights later (Jan. 6), the Bison opened its three-game home stand with a loss against Bethune-Cookman inside Burr Gymnasium. Williams was the lone Bison in double-figures, producing a game-high 24 points on 9-of-10 shooting at the charity stripe.


PROMOTIONS


Saturday’s promotion is Military Appreciation Day where a group of 10 or more fans will get into the game for only $5. Active duty military receives FREE admission while Veterans are $5. D.C. Army Reserves will have concourse tables for both games. Fans will have a chance to win $10K when they sign up during the women’s game and first half of the men’s game.


Monday’s promotion is Throwback Night where your favorite hits from the 90s into the 2000s will be played all night. Also, throughout the event, students will have a chance for FREE giveaways.


UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Saturday (Jan. 18), Howard remains in the DMV when they travel up the Beltway to Baltimore to face Morgan State. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m

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