Women Win Nail-Biter

Lady Rattler basketball team would not deter their conquest to add another notch in a potential Mid-Eastern Athletic COnference (MEAC) championship belt.

The Rattlers edged out North Carolina Central 63-62 in a “tough battle” Saturday night.

Senior forward Antonia Bennett scored 31 points, tying the MEAC single game scoring high for the season. She grabbed 15 rebounds and put back the winning basket with seconds left to play.

Qiana Donald grabbed the rebound from the missed free throw with 17 seconds to go, with the Lady Rattlers are down by one point.

Pushing the ball up the court after the rebound, Tameka McKelton went up for a jump shot and was blocked. Senior guard Myeshia Simms jumped one the floor for the loose ball, which led to a jump ball, the possession arrow pointed FAMU’s way.

“We drew up a play where Bennett would take the ball to shoot, it was very intense the entire time because we were down by one,” said head coach LaDawn Gibson.