HBCU Round-Up for Friday November 18, 2016, as compiled by Phinesse Demps



Courtesy of Morgan State University's Women's Basketball Player Tykrah Williams

Courtesy of Morgan State University’s Women’s Basketball Player Tykrah Williams


Bethlehem, Pa. (Nov. 16, 2016) — Delaware State sophomore forward Najai Pollard was on course for a school record-setting game to help the Lady Hornets build a double-digit lead, but was straddled by foul trouble and Lehigh took advantage in a 91-80 victory over DSU in a women’s basketball contest at Stabler Arena today.Pollard finished with a career-high 38 points, tying for the third-best single-game total in team history. The school record for points in a game is 40 by Sabrina Leonard in 1983. Two other players have scored 39 points in a game for the Lady Hornets.Pollard also led all players with 12 rebounds to record her second double-double of the season and 10th in 32 collegiate games.

UDC: Late-Game Turnovers Spoil UDC Women’s Basketball’s Season Home Opener

WASHINGTON, DC – Costly turnovers in the final five-and-a-half minutes of regulation proved too much to overcome for the Firebirds as they dropped their season home opener to the University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon, 62-57 in front of a packed house for Homecoming Week and the home debut of head coach Juan Dixon at UDC Sports Complex Wednesday night. The Firebirds (0-3) were led by their senior captain guard Shantrel Oliver, who scored a career-high 19 points on 6-of-16 FG shooting and 4-of-5 from the foul line. Oliver, who’s four-point play on a three-pointer and the foul kept it a one-possession game, 60-57 with 43 seconds left, also registered three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Lady Bears Use Defense To Earn Home Opening Win Over Washington Adventist, 79-28

BALTIMORE, Md. (Nov. 17, 2016)-Morgan State’sTykyrah Williams scored a game-high 22 points and added nine rebounds, falling just shy of a double-double and Lexus Spears and Braennan Farrarscored 15 and 14 points respectively, as the Lady Bears picked up their first win of the season with a 79-28 non-conference victory over Washington Adventist on Thursday night at Hill Field House.

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