The Morgan State University (MSU) women’s basketball team began the new year on the right track, as senior forward Theresa Davis scored a game-high 15 points and senior guard Brittany Dodson added 12 points to lead Morgan State to a 56-46 victory over visiting Howard University in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) contest at Hill Field House in Baltimore on Jan. 8.
 
Sophomore guard Moneshia Davis chipped in with nine points, while senior guard Erin Hawkins tallied eight to help MSU improve to 7-6 overall and 2-0 in MEAC play. The win also ended a two-game losing skid at home.

Howard (3-12, 0-2 MEAC) was led by sophomore forward Saadia Doyle, who recorded her seventh double-double of the season with a game-high 20 points and game-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Tamoria Holmes added 11 points for Howard, which shot only 29 percent (18-of-61) from the field as a team, including 2-of-14 (14 percent) from three-point range.

Howard forced 17 Morgan State turnovers and held a 34-29 rebounding advantage over the Lady Bears, but they couldn’t keep MSU off the scoreboard.

MSU finished the game shooting 19-of-38 (50 percent), including 6-of-14 (43 percent) from three-point range. Both teams shot 80 percent from the charity line, with Howard going 8-for-10 and Morgan connecting on 12-of-15.

Next Up:
MSU returns to action on Jan. 10, when they host the defending MEAC Tournament champion Hampton Lady Pirates (9-5 overall, 2-0 MEAC). Howard travels to Coppin State to take on the Lady Eagles (2-10 overall,0-2 MEAC).

 

Kevin Paige

Special to the AFRO