The Morgan State University Lady Bears women’s basketball team lost its 10th straight game, a 66-62 overtime loss to the Savannah State University Lady Tigers on Jan. 21 in Savannah, Ga.

The Lady Bears  haven’t beaten a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opponent (2-16 overall, 0-5 MEAC) in more than a year, according to school sports information officials.

Morgan State did come close to ending both its 10-game losing slump and its year-long losing drought against MEAC competition against Savannah. The Lady Bears forced overtime against Savannah State and led 61-59 with three minutes left. But Savannah State’s shooting heated up, and the Lady Tigers came up with timely stops during the final three minutes to claim the win.

Freshman guard Jihayah Chavis led Morgan State with 15 points, while the team’s best scorer, junior guard Braennan Farrar, had just 10 points in the game.

Farrar averages a team-high 13 points per game for Morgan State this season, followed by junior forward Tykyrah Williams, who averages 10 points. Outside of Farrar and Williams, no other player on the team averages more than seven points. The Lady Bears will need more production from the rest of the roster to reverse their performance this season.

Next: The Lady Bears will take on South Carolina State University on Jan. 23, followed by a Jan. 28 matchup with crosstown rival Coppin State.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor