Thursday, December 22, 2016

UAPB Rallies Past Morgan State for 53-44 Win

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Women's Basketball team picked up their third win of the season with the Lady Lions defeating Morgan State, 53-44 here Wednesday night at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente Arena.

UAPB jumped out to a 7-3 lead to open up the first quarter, capped off by a Destiny Brewton jumper with 4:58 remaining.

MSU used an 8-0 run to take a 11-7 lead into the second quarter of play, capped off by a Janessa Fauntroy free throw with 32 seconds left in the period.

In the second period of play, UAPB outscored MSU 11-8 to tie the contest at 19-19 on a Faith Ohanta jumper with 1:45 remaining.

The Lady Lions went into the break with 23-21 lead at the half.

MSU outscored UAPB, 13-10 to take a 34-33 lead into the fourth quarter of play.

The Lady Lions opened the fourth quarter with a 13-7 run to take a 46-41 lead with 2:50 left to go in the contest, capped off by a Brewton free throw with 2:50 to go in the contest. UAPB closed out the contest with a 7-3 run to hold on for the 53-44 win.

UAPB finished the contest shooting 40.0 percent (18-of-45), while MSU shot 30.0 percent (18-of-60).

MSU (2-8) had three Lady Bears to finish with 10 points each in Braennan Farrar, Zuri White and Tykyrah Williams. White led MSU on the boards with eight.

UAPB (3-7) had a pair of Lady Lions to finish in double-figures with Brewton scoring a team high 12 points and Niya Head adding 11. Both Malaik
Muhammad and Ohanta finished with five rebounds each to lead the Lady Lions on the boards. Also Brewton finished with a team high five assists.



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