The Florida A&M University Lady Rattlers secured a conference win Monday night, slaughtering Delaware State University by 30 points at home.
Immediately into the game The Lady Rattlers took momentum. Senior forward, Olivia Antilla had a quick start to the game, scoring 12 points in the first quarter, carrying her team into the second with a 28-10 lead.
The Lady Rattlers kept momentum in the second quarter shooting at 41.7 percent and getting 21 rebounds. FAMU went into halftime with the lead, 47-31.
Second half the Lady Rattlers did not let up, keeping control the whole game. FAMU finished the game with 38 rebounds and a 47.1 field goal average. The final score was FAMU 86, DSU 56. The Lady rattlers are now 12-10, 6-3 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Together Antilla and Khadejra Young controlled the game and combined scored for a total of 47 points.
Antilla finished with a season high 30 points. Although she had an impressive offensive display, she still wasn't satisfied with her defensive performance.
"Offense, I was good, I still need to work on my defense," Antilla stated.
Senior guard Khadejra Young, finished with 17 points, and grabbed five rebounds. She said that she got off to a slow start, but found her rhythm in the second half.
"I came out struggling in the first half. Second half coach talked to me and I just kept playing in my head what she said to me," Young said. "She said if I'm hurting then sit out but still give all you have."
Ladawn Gibson, head coach of the Lady Rattlers, felt offensively her team played terrific but the defense was still weak.
"Offensively our confidence should be up but defensively I feel like we didn't play our game like we was suppose to," Gibson said. “We didn't meet our goals defensively, we struggled and they're going to pay for it."
Although Coach Gibson was not satisfied with the performance from her team, she was still proud of the progression.
"They came out with a lot of confidence. They said they was ready before the game and I trust what they say," Gibson said.
The Lady Rattlers are now preparing for another MEAC matchup Saturday as they travel to face North Carolina Central University.