HOWARD ENDS THE REGULAR SEASON WITH A 65-39 WIN OVER DELAWARE STATE
Written by Ariel V. Germain, Assistant Sports Information Director
WASHINGTON, D.C. (www.howard-bison.com) – March 2 – It was a great night for the Lady Bison basketball team, who prior to their 65-39 win over Delaware State in Burr Gymnasium on Saturday, March 2 in Washington, D.C., said goodbye to the 2012-13 senior class.
In the 26-point victory Doyle led the squad with a team-high 17 points, while Julee O'Neal scored a career-high 11 points and freshman Imani Bailey showed the upper classmen she was ready to fill the shoes they would leave behind with 11 points, on a 3-of-5 outing from three point range. Curley-Payne distributed 11 assists and gathered six steals.
Collectively, HU shot 71 percent from the charity stripe (10-14), 34 percent from the field (24-71) and 29 percent from three-point range (7-24).
Howard took a few plays to gather the offensive moment, trailing by six points with a score of 7-13 at the 11:00 mark.
Doyle scored six consecutive points to tie the contest 13-13, then the Lady Bison came together to pace a 14-2 run for a 12-point first-half lead, 27-17.
Howard maintained its power and ended the first 20 minutes of play 31-23. Following the halftime intermission, Howard went into overdrive.
At the 5:57 with three-pointer by Smith, Howard reached a second-half high 27-point lead. The Lady Bison continued down the road to victory and concluded the regular season with a 26-point 65-39 win over Delaware State to close out the 2012-13 regular season.
Howard enters the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament with a record of 18-10 overall, 12-4 in the conference, 9-3 in Burr Gymnasium and 9-7 on the road.
The MEAC tournament kicks off on Monday, March 11 in Norfolk, Va., tickets are now available for purchase, visit www.meacsports.com for more information.
For more information on Howard Women's Basketball, visit the official athletics website at www.howard-bison.com.