Lady Hornets hold off Millersville

DOVER, Del. – In its first home contest of the season, the Delaware State women’s basketball team (1-3) pulled out a 71-60 victory over the Millersville Marauders (3-2) on Monday evening, behind the scoring tandem of guard Raven Bankston (7-of-11) and Tierra Hawkins (7-of-14) entering the 20-point mark, respectively.

With this victory, the Lady Hornets snapped a three-game skid, while Millersville has now dropped two out of its last three.

At game’s end, Delaware shot 45 percent (24-of-53) from the field, whereas Millersville was limited to just 31 percent (23-of-74), including a 7-for-29 (.241) effort from 3-point range.

Despite totaling just seven points in the second half, Raven Bankston finished with a game-high 21 points (7-of-11) as one of three DSU players to score in double figures, along with totaling a season-high seven boards and three steals.

Down low, Tierra Hawkins finished with 20 points (7-of-13) and eight rebounds, while forward Amber Bogard recorded her second double-double of the season with 11 points (4-of-12) and 10 rebounds, in addition to a game-high three blocks.

For Millersville, Shelby Reimer finished with a team-high 14 points (5-of-13), whereas guard Carly Gallagher pulled a game-high 12 rebounds and recorded 13 points on just 5-for-23 shooting (.217).

Coming up, the Columba Blue & Red will begin a season-long seven-game road swing this Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) against Mount St. Mary’s.

FAMU drops tough 65-59 decision to Troy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Cold shooting and turnovers sank the hopes of the FAMU Women’s Basketball team Monday night in a 65-59 loss to visiting Troy (Ala.) University at the Al Lawson Center.

Olivia Antilla led FAMU (1-3) with 18 points and six rebounds, followed by Khaderja Young with 16 points and five boards, plus 10 points and seven rebounds from Kenya Dixon.

Troy (2-2) got a double-double from Ronita Garrett, who finished with game-highs in points, 19, and rebounds, 14. Aissata Maiga added 14 points, while Kristen Emerson hauled down 14 rebounds for TU.

Florida A&M led 33-30 at the half, thanks to a better shooting performance in the first 20 minutes, hitting 38.7 percent from the floor and a 3-of-6 effort from beyond the arc, while Troy, shot 31.6 from the field, knocking down just one three-pointer.

FAMU heads to Dallas to take part in the SMU Thanksgiving Invitational, featuring a field with Southern Cal, Sam Houston State and host SMU along with the Lady Rattlers, this Friday and Saturday.


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