Florida A&M University’s Jasmine Grice proved why she was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Preseason Co-Player of the Year, scoring 34 points to lead the Lady Rattlers to an easy 87-42 blowout of the Howard University Lady Bison on Jan. 25 at the Al Lawson Center in Tallahassee, Fla.

Grice and Florida A&M put the game on ice early, using a fast start to build a 41-23 halftime lead. The Lady Rattlers pushed their lead up to 30 points after going on a 20-8 run in the second half, and eventually extended their lead to 40 points by the end of the game.

“FAMU is a great team and tonight we just weren’t able to hit our shots,” said Howard head coach Tennille Adams, according to Howard University Sports Information. “Every game in this league is a tough one so we just have to bounce back and be prepared for .”

Howard was led by sophomore center Victoria Gonzalez’s 14 points, six rebounds and three blocks in the loss.

Howard fell to 7-11 overall and 3-2 in the MEAC, while Florida A&M improved to 9-11 overall and 3-4 in the MEAC. Howard will next face Bethune-Cookman on Jan. 27 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor