Thursday, February 09, 2017

Lady Rattlers extend streak to six by downing Hornets

By Stacey Ragin
FAMU Sports Information

The Florida A&M Lady Rattlers (7-16) clinched yet another conference win against the Delaware State Hornets (3-21) on Monday in the Lawson Center with a 69-61 victory.

Despite some difficulties early on, the Lady Rattlers managed to leave the Hornets to trail for the large majority of the game. By the end of the first quarter, junior guard Shakerrya Morrison had already out-rebounded the entire Hornets team with nine.

Senior guard Florence Ouattara also contributed to her team’s first quarter success with 5 points of her own, accompanied by a rebound and an assist.

According to Head Coach LeDawn Gibson, unity was what won this game for the Lady Rattlers.

“The game got close and to see the young ladies stay together… Early in the season, I think you all would agree that we would have saw division,” Gibson said. “I was excited to see the growth that we’ve had over the last few months.”

The cohesiveness has definitely been paying off, leading the team to their sixth win against a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) team.

By the end of the game, Ouattara’s statistics surged and she finished the night with 14 points with three rebounds two assists and three steals.

Morrison also did her part to contribute to the team’s win, with a phenomenal rebounding night. Morrison secured 21 rebounds to accompany her 12 points.

“Every time the ball came off, I wanted to go get it… I made sure I was the one to go get it,” Morrison said.

She was joined in the winning effort by Victoria Nguyen finished the night with only one turnover as point guard.

“They really told me that I’ve got to work on being poised and like, not rushing so much… I just try to look at everything before I do stuff,” she said.

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