BALTIMORE, Md.—Sophomore guard Tracey Carrington scored a game-high 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting, as Morgan State defeated visiting Columbia University, 60-51 in a non-conference game on Nov. 23 at Hill Field House.
The win was the Lady Bears' second straight in as many games during this current four-game home stand, while extending their all-time series lead to 2-0 over the Columbia Lady Lions.
The Lady Bears held a 46-42 lead after a three-point basket by Columbia's Lizzy Stachon with 7:23 remaining. Morgan State senior guard Bianca Jarrett, who only played in the second half, then scored the game's next eight points, including six straight free throws to extend the Morgan State lead to 56-45 with 1:33 left in the game.
Morgan State (3-2 overall) forced 22 turnovers, while also committing 22 of their own. The Lady Bears also recorded 15 steals with senior guard Moneshia Davis recording a team-high three. Morgan State held a 39-36 rebounding advantage with sophomore forward/center Amarah Williams, Davis and Carrington all grabbing a team-high seven rebounds.
Jarrett came off the bench to score 12 points in 14 minutes, including six straight points at one point for the Lady Bears. Junior guard Whitney Southerland added eight points in a reserve role.
Columbia (1-4 overall) was led by Brittany Simmons, who scored 11 points and Baily Ott, who added 10 points. Ott also had a game-high five steals and hauled in seven rebounds. Courtney Bradford pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
Columbia shot 32.8 percent (19-of-58) and went 4-for-18 (22 percent) from three-point range. Morgan State finished the game shooting 37.7 percent (20-of-53) from the floor and 21 percent (3-of-14) from three-point range. Morgan State also connected on 17-of-21 (81 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Lions went 9-of-16 from the free throw line.
The Lady Bears will return to the court on Nov. 28 when they play host to George Washington in a non-conference game at 2 p.m. at Hill Field House.