Site: Tallahassee. Fla. (Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center)
Score: Florida A&M 59, Delaware State 54
Records: FAMU (4-14), DSU (2-16)
Next DSU Game: Saturday, Jan. 20 – vs. B-CU
Tallahassee, Fla (Jan 15.) --- The Delaware State Lady Hornets were defeated by the Florida A&M Rattlers, 59-54 Monday afternoon at the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center.
Delaware State drops to 2-16 overall; 1-4 in the MEAC. Florida A&M improves to 4-14 overall; 2-3 in the same conference.
The Lady Hornets dominated the game for the first three quarters; they entered the fourth quarter up 47-35. The Rattlers opened on the fourth quarter on a 18-4 run, taking their first lead of the game at 53-51 with 1:39 remaining in regulation.
Ryan Jones responded with a three-pointer as the shot clock expired. Her three-point field goal gave DSU a 54-53 lead with 1:07 left in the game.
FAMU’s Dy’Manee Royal answered right back to retake the lead at 55-54.
DSU’s Lanayjha Ashe turned the ball over leading to another basket by FAMU, giving the Rattlers a 57-54 lead with 27 seconds left in the game.
Lady Hornets guard Ryan Jones turned the ball over and Florida A&M ended the game at the free throw line.
Florida A&M outscored Delaware State 24-7 in the fourth quarter.
DSU outscored FAMU 31-18 in the first half. They led by as many as 16 with 1:53 left in the second quarter.
Delaware State made 19-of-58 (32.8%) field goal attempts, and converted on 10-of-29 (34.5%) three-point attempts.
DSU’s NaJai Pollard scored a game high 18 points. Pollard also recorded six rebounds, and three steals.
A’Nikeyawna Barber added nine points, and eight rebounds (team high).
Florida A&M shot 21-of-66 (31.8%) from the field, and 8-of-23 (34.8%) on three-pointers.
King Dawn led FAMU in scoring with 14 points.
Shakeyrra Morrison had a game high 17 rebounds (8 offensive rebounds).
Up next for the Lady Hornets is a matchup against Bethune Cookman University at Memorial hall on Jan. 20th. Game time is set for 2:00 pm.
KEYS TO THE GAME
> Florida A&M grabbed 24 offensive rebounds.
> FAMU outscored DSU 22-12 in points in the paint.