Howard women’s hoops easily dispatches Coppin State, 70-47

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Courtesy of Ed Hill, Jr., retired Howard University Sports Information Director

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Winner HOW

Morgan12 13 16 47
HOW22 13 13 22 70

WASHINGTON (February 24, 2024) – Redshirt freshman Tyana Walker (Leawood, Kan.) scored a team-high 21 points and fifth-year guard Iyanna Warren (Accokeek, Md.) and senior forward Kaiya Creek (Seat Pleasant, Md.) added 17 points and 14 points, respectively, to lead the Howard University women’s basketball team to a 71-47 win over Morgan State University (MEAC) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game at Burr Gymnasium.

With the victory, Howard swept the season series.

Walker came off the bench to score 11 points in three minutes that helped her team open up a 35-25 lead at halftime. One of the top three-point shooters in the MEAC, Walker connected on 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.

The scrappy Bears (7-18, 2-8 MEAC) closed the deficit with a 16-11 run in the third quarter to get to within seven, 48-41, at the end of the period. Joelle Johnson single handedly put the team on her back with 13 of her team’s points.

Howard (10-14, 7-3 MEAC), which leads the conference in defense, went to its strength, shutting down any efforts of a comeback, holding them to 3-of-11 from the floor for only six points.

Offensively, Warren and Creek took turns scoring baskets following Morgan State turnovers (24 for the game). One of the leaders in assists in the MEAC, Warren recorded a season-high seven assists and no turnovers to her stat line.

Creek, who has played well in recent games, was 5-of-10 from the floor to go along with five rebounds.

Junior forward Nile Miller (Haddonfield, N.J.), the odds-on favorite for MEAC Defensive Player of the Year, finished with a team-high seven rebounds and six points.

The Bears were led by Johnson with 21 points and no other player reached double figures.

The Bison won the stats battle, scoring 34 points off Morgan State turnovers and outscoring their reserve counterparts, 29-12.

For the game, the Bison shot 44-percent.

NEXT UP: Howard closes out the current four-game home stand when it hosts Coppin State Monday (Feb. 26) at 7:30 p.m. in The Burr.

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