FAMU women’s hoops falls by 20 to Houston, 79-59

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Olivia Delancy and Ahriahna Grizzle combined to score 40 total points, but the Rattlers fell to the Houston Cougars 79-59 on the road Sunday.

Delancy led the Rattlers (1-6) with 22 points. Grizzle tacked on 18 points and five steals and Peryonna Sylvester chipped in as well with eight points and two steals.

Florida A&M’s defense held Houston to only 38.2 percent shooting from the field.

How It Happened

Florida A&M struggled out of the gate, falling behind 26-12 at the end of the first quarter.

The Rattlers continued to lose ground in the second quarter and faced a 44-21 halftime deficit.

Houston continued to increase its lead after halftime, building a 56-29 advantage before Florida A&M went on a 5-0 run, punctuated by a three from Ivet Subirats, to trim its deficit to 56-34 with 3:03 to go in the third. Houston countered and stretched its lead to 66-40 heading into the fourth. Florida A&M played well near the basket, scoring 10 of its 19 points in the paint.

Houston kept widening its lead in the fourth, constructing a 79-49 advantage before Florida A&M went on a 10-0 run, finished off by Delancy’s three, to shrink the deficit to 79-59 with seven seconds to go in the contest, a score which would hold for the rest of the game. Florida A&M took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring 10 of its 19 points in the paint.

Game Notes

» The Rattlers held the Cougars to only 38.2 percent shooting from the field.
» Olivia DelancyAhriahna Grizzle, and Peryonna Sylvester combined to account for 81 percent of the Rattlers points.
» The Florida A&M bench made an impact by adding 25 points to its scoring output.
» The Florida A&M defense forced 25 turnovers.
» Olivia Delancy led the Rattlers with a game-high 22 points.
» Florida A&M got five rebounds from both Olivia Delancy and Ivet Subirats.

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