Rebounding is the key against Howard


The men’s basketball team will take on Howard Saturday at the Al Lawson Center. The game will be played at 6 pm.

            This is the first of back to back home games for the Rattlers. They play Hampton on Monday.

            The team is coming off back to back losses at the hands of Maryland Eastern Shore and Delaware State and a seven game losing streak. The team will look to get back on track Saturday.

            Freshman guard, Avery Moore has been on a hot streak lately averaging 20 points per game the last three games. Moore has been filling in for senior guard, Rasheem Jenkins. Moore has been the leading scorer for the Rattlers in two of the last four games. Moore will get the start again Saturday if Jenkins cannot play.

            Jenkins is out with an injury to his right Achilles. Jenkins has been out for the last four games. Jenkins is the team leader in assists, averaging 2.9 assists a game.

            “I believe if we stop the turnovers and start making more assists, we can turn it around,” Jenkins said. “Its still early in the season.”

Sophomore guard, Amin Stevens has kept his scoring up as well. Stevens is the leading scorer for the Rattlers averaging 14.2 points per game. Stevens is also the team’s leading rebounder averaging 7.8 rebounds a game.

In a past interview Stevens said “I get a lot of my points from crashing the boards.”

 Senior Larry Jackson has also been crashing the boards, averaging 5.9 rebounds off the bench.

In an earlier interview Jackson said “we have a lot of young talent on the team this year.”

The strong point for the team this season has been rebounding. They are averaging 38.2 rebounds per game and are leading the MEAC in that category. Out of those 38.2 rebounds they are averaging, 14 are offensive. The team has 650 total rebounds on the season.

             The Rattlers have a record of 5-12 overall and they are 0-5 in the conference. They are 10th in the MEAC standings. The only team behind them is Howard.