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FAMU women pick up first conference win

By Catherine Bryant | Staff Reporter
On January 22, 2019

Sophomore guard Morgan Mitchell at the free throw line against Delaware State on Jan. 21.
Sydne Vigille | The Famuan

After a devastating loss to Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday, the Florida A&M Lady Rattlers came back on Monday with new energy and determination that secured their first conference win against Delaware State 57-52.

With some adjustments to the starting lineup, the Lady Rattlers opened with a strong first quarter. The starters facilitated good movement and took to the hoop aggressively drawing fouls that resulted in critical points.

Delaware State, an evenly matched team in the MEAC standings, was a good challenge for FAMU. Matched in speed, movement and shooters, the lead fluctuated and remained small throughout the game.

Jasmine Ballew was an essential component of the night’s victory, leading the team with 14 points and 5 rebounds. After a difficult second quarter, Ballew brought the teams energy back in the second half with three back-to-back three pointers to regain the lead.

“They kept leaving me open in the corner and I just shot it,” said Ballew “We started off the second quarter bad but we found our groove and we got a lot of momentum from the bench and subs… we knew that we needed to come out strong today.”  

Dy’Manee Royal was also a key player leading the team with 10 rebounds and contributing 12 points to the mix.

After a tough series of losses, this team was certainly ready for a win. FAMU women’s basketball coach LeDawn Gibson was happy with the play of the game but did not fail to notice that the team is still struggling to put out four strong quarters.

“It was big to see the smiles on everyone’s faces after the game and to see everyone happy, this game was a big momentum swing for us and I think it will take us right into our two games next week,” said coach Gibson “we’re going to keep practicing hard and keep working because we are a lot better than what our record shows.”

The Rattlers face off against the Coppin State Eagles this Saturday at 2 p.m.

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