Junior guard Te’Shya Heslip scored a game-high 19 points to help lift the Howard Lady Bison women’s basketball team to a 71-69 win over the Coppin State Lady Eagles on Feb. 13 at the Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, Md.
It was Howard’s second straight win, a much needed victory after previously losing six straight games from Jan. 9 through Feb. 6.
Heslip was the primary reason Howard won its last game on Feb. 8 against Hampton as she posted a triple double of 22 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists. Her numbers weren’t as impressive in Saturday’s win against Coppin State, but she did make the game-winning shot with less than a minute to play to seal the win for the Lady Bison.
Heslip was just one of five different players to score double digits for Howard: junior guard Jasmine Hill scored 16 points, junior forward Sydni Johnson and senior guard Imani Bailey both added 11 points and sophomore forward Erin Blaine had 10 points.
Coppin’s sophomore forward Omaah Tayong led her team with a tied game-high 19 points.
Next: Howard (5-18 overall, 3-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) will host the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Feb. 15 in Washington, D.C., followed by another MEAC matchup at home against Savannah State on Feb. 20.