Junior guard Tracey Carrington scored a game-high 20 points and nine rebounds, but the Morgan State Lady Bears were nevertheless crushed by the University of Miami, 80-42, in the opening round of the Miami Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28 at the BankUnited Center in Miami.

While Carrington scored 20 points, the rest of the Lady Bears squad accounted for just 22 points and committed more than 30 turnovers on offense. Morgan State fell into an early hole and simply wasn’t able to mount a comeback.

Meanwhile, scoring came easy for Miami. According to Morgan State Media Relations, Miami had five players score double digits in points, including sophomore forward Keyona Hayes, who scored a double-double of 17 points with 10 rebounds. Senior guard Krystal Saunders and senior forward Maria Brown followed with 15 points each, and redshirt junior forward Jassany Williams added her own double-double of 10 points with 13 rebounds. Freshman guard Adrienne Motley scored 10 points for Miami.

The Lady Bears fell to 2-8 this season. They will face West Carolina on Dec 29, followed by a matchup against Wofford on Jan. 4.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor