Junior forward Prince Okoroh scored a game-high 27 points but the Howard Bison still fell far short in a 60-50 loss to the College of Charleston in a non-conference game on Jan. 4 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.

Okoroh’s second-half scoring helped bring Howard back from a 15-point deficit at halftime to narrow the margin to just five points in the second half. According to the box score, Okoroh took 25 shot attempts against Charleston, nearly 20 more shot attempts than any other player for Howard. Okoroh was able to take advantage of his large volume of shot attempts, scoring 21 of his 27 points in the second half.

But while Okoroh was the only player on his team to score more than five points, Charleston had a much more balanced scoring attack with three players scoring double digits in points. Senior forward Willis Hall led Charleston with 18 points, junior forward Adjehi Baru scored 12, freshman guard Joe Chealey followed with 11 and senior swingman Norl Johnson added nine points.

Howard has now lost three straight games and has dropped to a 3-14 record on the season. The Bison will next face Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opponent Savannah State on Jan. 13 at Burr Gymnasium in Washington, D.C.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor