Lady Rattlers Still Winless in January, Fall to UMES 60-50

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Maryland-Eastern Shore Women's Basketball team put on a hot-shooting display in the second half to overhaul the Florida A&M Women's team, 60-50 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest in Gaither Gym Saturday afternoon.

UMES (9-8, 2-2 in MEAC) trailed 26-20 at the half, as neither team shot particularly well. FAMU held the lead despite shooting 28.6 percent from the floor to 23.5 percent for the Lady Hawks.

In the second half, UMES turned on the juice, shooting 63.6 percent (14 of 22) from the field, accented by an identical 63.6 showing (7 of 11) from three-point range.

Meanwhile, FAMU's recent struggles continued, as they shot just 34.5 percent in the final stanza, to manage just 24 points over the final 20 minutes to 40 for UMES.

The visitors were led by Tiffany Reid with 16 points, highlighted by a perfect 4 for 4 shooting touch from the field in the second half, including 3 for 3 from the three-point line. April McBride added 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for UMES, while Chena Parker pulled down 10 boards for the Lady Hawks.

Junior Stephanie Foster led the Lady Rattlers with 14 points. Senior Joslyne Jackson added 12 points with junior Taniyah Dawson finishing with 11 points. Senior Thyeis Halley led FAMU with eight rebounds.

Florida A&M (9-8, 1-5) suffered their seventh straight loss overall and their fifth straight defeat in conference play Saturday.

They will host Delaware State in a 5:30 p.m. contest Monday evening in Gaither Gym, before hitting the road next weekend for games at Winston-Salem State (Saturday) and South Carolina State (Monday).

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