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FAMU women struggle to start the season

By Victoria Goodson
On December 5, 2017

Rattler tries to score.
Photo credit: FAMU athletics

Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Lady Rattlers have yet to get a win through seven games this season.

This season the FAMU women's basketball team scored 415 points, while their opponents scored 506 points.

The Lady Rattlers have struggled shooting from the field, totalling a gloomy 34 percent. The women have also failed to capitalize from the charity stripe, shooting just 61 percent.

Shakeyrra Morrison explained what the team needs to do in order for the team to get back on track.

“We just have to move the ball more and take better shots, and  so that will increase our percentages.”

The women have not found a balance as they have racked up 118 turnovers compared to just 91 assists.

On the boards the Lady Rattlers have been out rebounded by their opponents an outstanding 267-506.

However, the Lady Rattlers are determined to right the ship this season .

Florence Ouattara leads the team in scoring with an average of 16.6 points per game. Following just behind her with Burney Robinson, with an average of 11.9 points per game.

Shakeyrra Morrison leads the team in rebounds averaging 8 boards per game.Following ROBINSON has been efficient in the rebounding department as well, pulling 7.9 rebounds per game.

Looking forward the Rattlers will travel to North Carolina to Western Carolina University on Saturday December 2nd, at 2 PM.

Following this game the women will return home for a 2 game home stint, against North Florida, and Lynn University.

The Lady Rattlers will play Lynn on December 7th at 7 p.m., and University of North Florida on December 10th at 2 pm.

Ecenur Yurdakul thinks the team's solutions is a simple one.

"We just have to get in the gym more and make more shots.”

Yurdakul is recovering from a pre season injury that has disabled  her from playing.

The women will have plenty of time to recover, but the path won't be easy.

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