The Morgan State Bears extended their winning streak to 11 games with a rout of the Winston-Salem State Rams, 79-65, on February 13 in a non-conference matchup at Hill Field House in Baltimore. The win also improved Morgan State’s home record this season to 8-0.
“We’re happy about the victory,” MSU coach Todd Bozeman said. “You value any win you get in Division I, the tough part is playing a team like this in the middle of your conference season. I’m just glad we were able to pull through.”
Morgan State was able to take a lead early in the game thanks to a 10-3 spurt ignited by freshman sensation DeWayne Jackson, who scored seven points in a four-minute stretch in the first half. The Bowie, Md. native finished with 10 points before leaving the game with an ankle injury.
Despite losing Jackson, Morgan could still rely on its best scorer, Reggie Holmes, who came into the game ranked amongst the nation’s top leading scorers with 22 points per game. The Baltimore native, who attended high school at St. Frances Academy, finished with 26 points in the game and surpassed Yarharborough Roberts as the third all-time leading scorer in MSU history with 1,837 career points.
Holmes was followed by teammate Troy Smith, who tied a career-high with 18 points and added eight rebounds. Rodney Stokes led the team with 10 rebounds.
Morgan State (19-7 overall, 10-0 MEAC) will see their next action on February 15 in a match-up against the South Carolina State Bulldogs televised on ESPNU.