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Howard Ends Losing Slump with Blowout over UMES

Howard University Basketball—Men

by Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor

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The Howard Bison men’s basketball team ended a four-game losing skid, thanks to a super-hot night from freshman guard James Daniel. The 5-foot-11 guard from Hampton, Va. went off against the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (UMES), scoring a career-high 33 points in a 88-55 victory over UMES on Jan. 18 at Burr Gymnasium in Washington, D.C.

Daniel made 50-percent of his shots from the field, making 9-of-18 shots, including 6-for-12 from the three-point line.

With Daniel so hot, the Bison were able to jump out to a commanding lead early in the game and led by 25 points at halftime. Howard was able to keep its lead throughout the rest of the contest.

Along with Daniel, Howard junior forward Prince Okoroh also played well, scoring 19 points. Two other Howard players scored double digits, freshman guards James Miller and Tyler Stone scored 12 points and 10 points respectively.

UMES’ junior guard Kyree Jones led his team with 13 points in the loss.

The win was the first for Howard since Dec. 15. The Bison are now 4-15 overall, 2-2 against the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They’ll next face Florida A&M University (FAMU) on Jan. 25.