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Sophomore guard James Daniels scored a game-high 18 points, but the Howard Bison fell to the Richmond Spiders, 54-41, on Dec. 13 at Robins Center in Richmond, Va.

The loss marked the second straight defeat for Howard as they fell to 5-6 overall this season. They also lost to N.C. Central, 61-39, on Dec. 7.

Howard trailed by only five points, 28-23, at halftime, but Richmond slowly built on their lead throughout the second half to run away with the double-digit win.

Daniels was one of three Howard players to score double-digits in points, as junior guard James Carlton scored 12 points and sophomore guard James Miller added 10 points. But no other Bison player scored more than a single point for the team, while Richmond had eight players score in a spread-out offensive attack. Sophomore guard ShawnDre’ Jones led Richmond with 11 points off the bench.

Next: Howard will host Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on Dec. 15 at Burr Gymnasium in Washington, D.C., followed by a road game against Pepperdine on Dec. 17.