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Lady Rattlers Receive Crushing Loss From Morgan State

Florida A&M fell short of a MEAC victory to Morgan State Saturday afternoon

By Stephen Gude Jr.
On January 16, 2016

Senior guard Khadejra Young had a 21-point game and grabbed 10
rebounds to complete her double double performance.
Photo courtesy of Florida A&M Sports Information.

The Florida A&M University's Lady Rattlers (9-9, 3-2) received  disapppointing 67-62 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference loss from Morgan State University Saturday night in the Al Lawson Multipurpose Center.

The Lady Rattlers shot 37 percent from the field making only 23 of their 62 shot attempts and going 50 percent with free throws making 8 of 16. With 10 attempts from beyond the arc, they only converted on three for the game.

Famu's senior forward Olivia Antilla was very bothered about the loss, she went 5 of 16 and finished with 13 points.

“We did come out flat, which is not how we’ve been playing the last few games,” Antilla  went 5 of 16 scoring 13 points.

Senior guard Khadejra Young, led the Rattlers with a double double, racking up 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Her performance was strong, but wasn’t enough to seal the victory. She stated that she felt like her team should not have lost and could have done more.

"We could've came out more focused and played harder because obviously the team wanted it," Young said. "it just feels like a little more hustle. We should've done the little things to win the game."

Head coach, LeDawn Gibson, also was not pleased by the loss.

"I was disappointed in the production we got," Gibson said. "I think they took the team too lightly and we didn't play Rattler basketball."

Damian Rape, a fourth-year FAMU criminal justice student from Pensacola felt like the Lady Rattlers played well. He said that the issue seems to be the lack of focus in their loss Saturday.

"I felt like the girls did good and what we need to work on is more defense and playing together," Rape stated. "it's a lot of discombobulation with the game. I think they're not focused really, but they have the talent and the ability to do it."

The Lady Rattlers are currently in a three-way tie in the conference for fifth place with North Carolina A&T and South Carolina State.

They are looking to regain momentum on Monday as they as they prepare to play Coppin State University at 5 p.m., at the Al Lawson Center.

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