Lady Bulldogs' Winning Streak Meets a Loss
By Emery Rudolph
On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs took on the Lady Bears of Morgan State University in Baltimore. It was the first time they faced each other in 25 years and both teams were hyped for a fantastic game. This was more than just any ordinary game, it was the renewal of a bittersweet rivalry between the two. Unfortunately, the Lady Bulldogs were on the bitter end of it this time around, dropping 58-71.
Despite shooting 13-24 (54%) in the first half, the Lady Bears managed to hold the lead most of the first half. They were even held to a poor 11-37 (30%) shooting by the controlling Lady Bulldogs defense. Somehow, someway, Morgan only allowed two lead changes in the first half. They did hit four from beyond the 20 ft. mark on the floor which contributed to them keeping the lead.
The Lady Bears came into the second half with a small 31-29 lead over the Lady Bulldogs. The game remained close throughout most of the last half of basketball, however the Lady Bears closed it on a 26-11 run. Leaving the Coach Polk and her squad in frustration as their three-game winning streak was snapped.
Junior guard led the action for the Lady Bulldogs with 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Right behind her was Teaunsha Robinson with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Their third leading scorer was guard Denisha Kenion with 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
On the other end, the Lady Bears had four players in double figures. Corin Adams, Erin Hawkins, Stacy Hunt, and Aaries Reed all had 14, 13, 11, and 10 points for Morgan State.
Another statistic that stuck was the 23 turnovers by the Lady Bulldogs. They have not been able to hold on to the ball so far this season. We will see how their lack ball control affects them tonight when they take on University of D.C. The game is set for tip-off at 6 p.m. in the District of Columbia.