The Howard University Lady Bison basketball team played in its first action in more than two weeks on Dec. 19. Unfortunately for Howard, they went on to get crushed by the Temple University Lady Owls, 83-58, at McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia, Pa. Howard has now lost five of its last six games played.

Howard’s Sports Information Director Ed Hill Jr. said Temple took control of the score early with a 34-10 scoring run in the first half. Temple eventually led 49-35 at halftime and didn’t look back in the second half, extending their lead out to nearly 30 points, according to Hill.

Howard redshirt freshman guard Te’Shya Heslip led her team’s scoring with 23 points, along with five rebounds and six assists. The only other Howard player to score double digit points was sophomore center Victoria Gonzalez, who scored 17.

“There were flashes where the team played well on defense and made strong plays,” Howard’s new head coach Tennille Adams said, according to Howard Athletics. “We just have to find a way to consistently bring that energy and avoid the scoring droughts that have hurt us this season, especially with conference play right around the corner.”

Howard (3-7 record) will next compete in the University of Maryland Terrapin Classic tournament on Dec. 28-29 at College Park, Md.


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor