Lady Rattlers get healthy for tournament

The Lady Rattlers handed Bethune-Cookman a 68-59 loss in their final game before the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

The team now has a command on the number four seed heading into the tournament March 7-12.

The Rattler’s record is now 9-7 in conference play and 15-14 in overall.

Being on neutral site for the tournament, the Lady Rattlers will look to put their poor road record behind them. The Rattlers were 9-3 at home and 7-10 on the road.

With the bulk of their losses on the road, the Lady Rattlers are gearing for a chance to redeem themselves.

The Rattlers will be the fourth seed in the MEAC tournament and will play the fifth seeded Coppin State Eagles.

During the season, the lady Rattlers won the only meeting against the Eagles by a score of 73-62 at Coppin State.

The season ended in a three-way tie for the 4th seed, but the Rattlers own the tie breaker against the Eagles and the Howard Lady Bisons.

With the win against BCU, the lady Rattlers redeem themselves after losing an overtime game against South Caroline State 76-70 in the Al Lawson Center.

The Lady Rattlers are now at full strength with the return of Antonia Bennett. Bennett is the team’s second leading scorer.

Bennett’s return will add some stability to the Rattlers and another potent offensive weapon for the MEAC tournament.

Getting healthy for the tournament is a must for the Lady Rattlers.

The Lady Rattlers lost their last home game by missing defensive assignments and missing free throws down the stretch.

Having the team at full strength and having time to prepare the Lady Rattlers look to take the tournament by storm.