11/19/16: Weekend HBCU RoundUP

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Howard University Women’s Basketball Downed By Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Howard women’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with Michigan’s hot offense in a 109-41 loss on Friday night at Crisler Arena.

The Bison are 0-3 on the season as the Wolverines improve to 3-0.

For the third straight game, redshirt senior Te’Shya Heslip was the top scorer for the Bison behind 10 points. She also had five rebounds and four steals.

Freshman Ayonna Williams and senior Sydni Johnson put up nine points each. Rookie Jayla Myles pulled down a career-high seven rebounds. Junior Tajzhane Dopson was a perfect 4-for-4 at the charity stripe.

As a team, the Bison shot 63.2 percent (12-of-19) from the free throw line.

Howard scored the first six points of the game on layups by Heslip and freshman Imani Bryant and a jumper from Johnson. Unfortunately, Michigan would go on to score 52 unanswered points over the next 14:05 between the first and second quarters. Michigan had a 64-19 lead at the half.

The Wolverines had three players in double figures, paced by Katelynn Flaherty with 24 points.

The Bison will prepare for Cornell on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. in Ithaca, N.Y.

Howard University Women’s Volleyball Advances To MEAC Semifinals After Sweeping N.C. Central

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The Howard volleyball team extended its win streak to 14 matches as it cruised to a three-set victory (25-11, 25-17, 25-18) over N.C. Central in the quarterfinals of the 2016 MEAC Volleyball Championship on Friday afternoon in Hytche Athletic Center.

Junior Khaila Donaldson posted her 11th double-double of the season thanks to 10 kills and 11 digs. Classmate Jessica Young was right behind her with nine kills, while seniors Dominique Cleggett and Katherine Broussard had seven kills apiece.Sophomore Tamia Dockery added 20 assists to the stat sheet and senior Briana Jackson finished with 13 helpers.Defensively, Broussard led the charge with a team-high 12 digs, followed by senior Morgan Marlbrough with 10. SeniorWhitney Fields was a force at the net for the Bison, coming up with six blocks.

Howard hit .320 as a team and once again proved it has one of the toughest defenses in the nation as it held the Eagles to a .010 hitting percentage.NCCU burned an early timeout as the Bison opened the match up 8-5. After the break, Howard went on a 10-4 run, which included block two kills and a block by Donaldson and a pair of kills from Young. Cleggett put together a block and kill combo to extend the advantage to 22-10. Classmate Janaya Hampton served up an ace and Young followed up with her fifth kill to take the set, 25-11.

Fields made her presence known at the net with three blocks and helped Howard double up on the Eagles to start the second set with a 12-6 lead. The Bison called for time after NCCU pulled within four, 16-12, on three HU errors. Freshman Kira Porter was ready at the net for a quick put back and strong kill to end the set, 25-17.

It seemed that NCCU regrouped during the 10-minute break between sets as it went up 7-4 to get play started. Donaldson came through with a kill and Broussard recorded an ace for a 9-7 lead. The Bison kept pounding from there, jumping ahead 20-13 thanks to multiple NCCU errors and kills by Young. The Eagles were able to pull within five, 22-17. The momentum didn’t last long as Donaldson put the ball down hard and Porter had an ace to close the set, 25-18.Kelsey Murphy was just shy of a double-double with 10 kills and nine digs for NCCU. Paige Phillips handed out 18 assists and Bree Simmons tallied a match-best 13 digs.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 Morgan State Bears football Collapse at Army West Point

The Morgan State Bears lost at Army West Point by a final score of 60-3 on Saturday at Michie Stadium before an announced crowd of 28,290 fans.

Army’s triple option, which stalled badly in a 44-6 loss to Notre Dame a week ago, returned to form against an FCS defense that came in allowing 32 points per game. The Black Knights scored on their first two drives and led 29-3 by

halftime.

The nation’s No. 2 rushing offense wound up with 504 yards, 561 total yards, as Army clinched its second six-win season since 1996.

Bears Men’s Basketball knock off Campbell, 82-66

BALTIMORE, Md. — Junior guard Tiwian Kendley recorded a career-high double-double with 28 points and 11 rebounds to help lead the Morgan State Bears to an 82-66 win over the Campbell Fighting Camels on Saturday afternoon at Hill Field House.

Bethune-Cookman Women’s Volleyball Team Sweeps Morgan State In MEAC Quarterfinal

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (Nov. 18, 2016)-Bethune-Cookman’s Phylecia Armstrong finished with a match-high 11 kills and Alana Handy tallied a match-high 15 digs to lead the Wildcats to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-12) sweep of Morgan State in a quarterfinal match of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Championship on Friday morning at the Hytche Athletic Center.

Bethune-Cookman (10-20), who was the second-seed out of the southern division, advances to Saturday’s semifinal round, where it will face the winner between defending tournament champion and top seed in the north, Howard and North Carolina Central, who earned the southern division’s fourth seed.

Friday’s victory was the third straight over Morgan State and Bethune-Cookman’s fifth in the last seven meetings with the Lady Bears. The Wildcats have now won four straight MEAC tournament meetings against the Lady Bears to even up the tournament series at 4-4. Morgan State still leads the all-time series, 14-7.

Coppin State University Samuels Drops Season-High 18 Points at No. 21/25 West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Senior guard Keena Samuels scored a team season-high 18 points in a 69-39 loss to No. 21/25 West Virginia University on Saturday, Nov. 19 at WVU Coliseum.

Samuels’ 18 points was the most by an Eagle this season. She was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line, grabbed seven rebounds, made six steals and had two assists. Sophomore Alexis Taylor led the bench scoring with six points and three rebounds. Red-shirt senior Tiara Gooden recorded a season-high seven rebounds and red-shirt junior Genesis Lucas scored five points and had five rebounds.

University District of Columbia Men’s Basketball Firebirds Fall Short in Comeback Attempt at Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated by host Bloomfield College, 86-80 in non-conference East Region play Saturday afternoon at Bloomfield Gym.

The Firebirds (1-2) trailed by 18 – their largest deficit of the game- with 10 minutes remaining in the 2nd half, but at that very point, used a 16-2 blitz over a span of just 3:06 to claw their way back within four, 69-65, with just under seven minutes to play. Bloomfield (2-1) responded, however, with a 9-1 run to pad its lead back up to 12 around the 4:30 mark, and UDC never really threatened again the rest of the way as the Bears ultimately won by a six-point margin.

UDC had five scorers in double-figures, including a game-high 26-point effort by senior guard Joseph Nickerson. The Newark, NJ native playing close to home also registered seven rebounds, three steals, and two blocked shots. Junior guard Traevon Butler recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds to go with four assists as well. Senior point guard Kasim Chandler struggled shooting from the field (3-of-16), but made 5-of-7 at the foul line and handed out a game-high eight assists.

UDC Women’s Basketball Defeated by Southern Connecticut State

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Freshmen guards Bianca White and NyAsia Anderson combined to score 31 points, but the Firebirds shot just 26-percent from the field in a 90-55 loss vs. Southern Connecticut State in non-conference East Regional play Saturday at the University of Bridgeport’s Hubbell Gym.

White made a team-high five three-pointers while shooting 6-of-17 from the field en route to a season-high scoring output of 18 points, and Anderson shot 5-of-12 from the field and 3-of-6 at the foul line to score 13 points while also hauling in a team-best eight rebounds.

The Firebirds fell to 0-4 on the season with the loss – their 3rd loss to a Northeast-10 team this year. The Owls improved to 1-3 with the victory.

Delaware State University: Hornets close out 2016 season with loss to Howard

Washington, DC (Nov. 19, 2016) — Delaware State put up a tough fight to avoid its first winless season since 1998, but came up short in a 26-21 MEAC loss to Howard in the 2016 finale for both teams in wind-whipped conditions at Greene Stadium this afternoon . The Hornets close out the season at 0-11 overall and 0-8 in the MEAC. Howard snapped a five-game losing streak to finish the year at 2-9 and 2-6. Delaware State led 21-20 before Howard scored the winning touchdown on a seven- yard run by William Parker on the final play of the third quarter.

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