EIU Panthers Scratch Past FAMU Women, 66-50
Visitors ride second quarter burst to Tuesday night win
Visiting Eastern Illinois staged a second quarter scoring surge that carried them to a 66-50 victory over the FAMU Women’s Basketball team at The Al Lawson Center Tuesday night.
FAMU (0-3) got off to a slow start, scoring just eight points in the first quarter, but put on a 10-4 scoring jag early in the second stanza to tie the game at 18-18.
The visiting Panthers then staged a 17-4 scoring run to forge a 35-22 halftime lead, a lead they would never relinquish, as they would outpace FAMU, 31-28 on the scoreboard in the second half.
Shakerrya Morrison led FAMU with 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots, while Ny’Asia Davis added 10 points, four blocks and four rebounds.
Jalisha Smith turned in a double-double for EIU with 19 points and 17 rebounds, followed by Erica Brown with 11 points and Allison Van Dyke with 10 points and nine boards.
WHAT’S NEXT: FAMU will be in the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament in Boca Raton, Friday and Saturday, opening against Richmond on Friday.
ECU Pirates Sail Past Rattler Cagers, 82-62
Rattlers fall despite second half rally Tuesday
The FAMU Men’s Basketball team fell behind early and could not close the gap in a 82-62 road loss at East Carolina Tuesday evening at Minges Coliseum.
East Carolina (4-1) outpaced the Rattlers, 46-21 in the first half, after shooting 50 percent from the floor against a 29.6 percent floor showing for FAMU.
The Rattlers outslugged the Pirates, 41-36 in the second half, but the deficit proved too deep for a FAMU comeback.
Desmond Williams led FAMU with 19 points, and Trey-Cary Warren added 11 points, seven rebounds. Craig Bowman added nine points, while Leon Williams pulled down six rebounds and added five points for the Rattlers.
Kentrell Barkley led all scorers with 21 points and eight rebounds for ECU. Caleb White added 20 points, hitting 6-of-10 from distance, while B.J. Tyson scored 17 points for the Pirates.
WHAT’S NEXT: FAMU (2-3) will head to Savannah, Georgia for a two-game weekend set Friday (Georgia Southern, 2:30 p.m.) and Saturday (Stetson, 12 Noon).