Lady aggies defeat the Morgan State bears

Through great execution, perseverance and determination, the Lady Aggies were able to break away with a significant 90-73 win against the Morgan State Bears. “I thought we did a good job of boxing out, waiting to knock down some shots, and executing our offence,” said head coach Tarrell Robinson.

Offensively, the momentum and rhythm was flowing throughout the whole game and every player who stepped on the court got some play at the net. The Lady Aggies were fortunate to have four scorers with double digits in the game. Junior guard Tracy King led the team with 22 points in total, junior guard Amber Calvin had 16 points, senior guard JaQuayla Berry had 14 points, and sophomore guard Ariel Bursey had 13. “Tracy played well, she knocked down her free throws. Quay struggled early but found a way. Ari played well and AC was AC,” said Robinson. The Lady Aggies also did very well shooting against Morgan State with their 39 percentage of shooting versus the Lady Aggies 51.7 percent.

Morgan State was also considerably smaller than the Lady Aggies and they used that to their advantage. “We just tried to get the ball inside more,” commented Calvin.

Returning sophomore Adriana Nazario, who was out with a concussion injury, also made plays and made a big difference in the game. “She likes to make plays and I’m going to give her those opportunities. She’s done a lot for us, so I’m glad she’s back and healthy,” said Robinson. “When [Nazario’s] out we’re not all in sync,” said Calvin.

The Lady Aggies were also defensively tough in the game. They had a total of 43 rebounds versus Morgan State’s 29. Thirty of the Lady Aggies rebounds were defensive ones which further demonstrates the great job done on boxing out.

In the second half, the Lady Aggies got a little bit comfortable with the 17 point lead they had gained over Morgan State. They had gotten so comfortable they allowed Morgan State to score 53 points in the second half. “Right now I’m not happy about giving up 53 points to Morgan State in the second half,” said Robinson. “In the second half we didn’t do as good in the first half but overall we executed enough to get a win,” said Calvin.

This game was mostly about inside play and taking charge of the paint. In the first half, the Lady Aggies outscored Morgan State 16 shots to only 6 shots in the paint. In the second half, despite Morgan State’s increased determination, the Lady Aggies were still able to outscore them 22-18 shots in the paint.

Overall, despite the 53 points Morgan State scored and the relaxed momentum in the second half, the Lady Aggies were still able to execute sufficiently to come out with the win.

  • by Uniqua Quillins, contributor