Lady Rattlers need home court magic in Dover

Entering the first of three consecutive road games against conference opponents, Head Coach Debra Clark said the Lady Rattlers (8-9, 4-4 MEAC) have to perform well on the road to be successful.

“We have to do what we do well at home and carry that with us into every away game,” Clark said.

With an impressive 7-1 record in front of the Rattler faithful, but a 1-8 record outside Gaither Gymnasium, a win Saturday against a solid Delaware State team (10-6, 4-3 MEAC) could be the key to turning around the team’s fortune away from home.

“A win in a game like this will work wonders for our confidence and overall team morale. Great teams find a way to win on the road,” Clark said.

Sophomore Evette Young will again be one of the key players for the Lady Rattlers in her role as the floor general for the team.

With six assists in Monday’s game against Howard, and a team-leading 4.6 assists per game average, the Sunrise native will be a vital part of Florida A&M University’s offense.

“We must come with the same energy and intensity as the last couple of home games,” Young said.

As the team leader in steals with 2.2 per game, Young is capable of providing a spark to the offense as well as the defense.

“This game is 90 percent mental. Everything else will come if you are focused upstairs. We have to play our same game, just in a different environment,” said the 5-foot-6 sophomore.

The Lady Rattlers have 10 conference games remaining. Six are on the road.

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