Eagles Nip FAMU Lady Rattlers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 11) – Cold shooting throughout the game doomed the FAMU Women’s Basketball team in a 53-48 home loss to Morehead (Ky.) State at the Al Lawson Center Sunday afternoon.
The Rattler Women shot 28.2 percent (20 of 71) from the floor, cashing in on just two of 22 shots from distance, while hittimg six of 14 free throws (42.9%), while the visiting Eagles of Morehead State were marginally better at 30.9 percent (17 of 55), with the difference being their performance at the charity stripe.
Morehead State (7-3) shot 83.3 percent from the free throw line (15 of 18), including 14 of 16 in the second half, which allowed them to hold off a determined FAMU squad, which equaled the Eagles’ scoring output in the second half with 28 points each.
FAMU, shot 24.2 percent (8 of 33) from the field in the first half, yet trailed by just five points, 25-20 at the break, after the first quarter ended in a 12-12 tie.
FAMU junior Florence Ouattara led all scorers with 16 points to go with six rebounds, while senior Cedricka Sweeting added 11 poiints for FAMU, which also got eight points and six rebounds from junior center Shalunda Burney-Robinson.
MSU was paced by Eriel McKee with 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds, followed by Aaliyah Wells with 12 points and seven boards, while Breuna Jackson finished with 10 points for the Eagles.

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