It was a team effort for the Howard University women’s basketball team, as 10 of 12 members of the Lady Bison roster contributed on offense in a 59-30 win over the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Feb. 9 at Burr Gymnasium in Washington, D.C.

In their seventh conference win of the season, Howard shot 30 percent from the field (20-of-66), 36 percent from long range (10-of-28), and 69 percent from the charity stripe (9-of-13).

Howard took control in the first half with ease, holding UMES’ score to single figures until the 5:25 mark and taking a 13-point lead lead at the 4:07 mark. HU entered halftime with a 26-16 lead.

The Lady Bison maintained a strong defense and offensive presence, building a 21-point lead by the 12:23 mark off of five consecutive points by freshman guard Imani Bailey.

Howard outscored UMES on turnovers, second chances, fast breaks and from the bench. Howard senior guard Cheyenne Curley-Payne led the Lady Bison with 17 points and seven assists, while senior guard Saadia Doyle led the rebounding campaign with 11 boards and two steals. Senior guard Kara Smith scored nine points, while senior forward Julee O’Neal came off the bench to score seven points.

The Lady Bison will conclude a four-game home stand on Feb. 11 with a 5:30 p.m. matchup against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foe Morgan State University in Burr Gymnasium.

Ariel V. Germain

AFRO Staff Writers