Lady Bears fade away in 2nd half

Florida A&M 62 Morgan State 44

Meac Women

March 08, 2006|By KENT BAKER | KENT BAKER,SUN REPORTER

Raleigh, N.C. -- A younger but more talented Florida A&M team raced away from a second-half tie with 18 consecutive points and knocked Morgan State's women out of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament yesterday, 62-44.

Seventh-seeded Florida A&M (12-16) crushed Morgan (5-24) in rebounds, 61-41, including 31 offensive, to constantly provide second- and third-chance opportunities to score.

"I thought the kids did about as well as they could to tie it up at 42, but at that point everything went right down the drain," said Morgan coach Donald Beasley. "I thought this might have been one of the worst games we've had. I think we're just not that skilled."

The 10th-seeded Lady Bears rode an eight-point flurry by Dominisha Britton into the final of four ties in the game at the 9:17 mark. They scored one field goal the rest of the way - with 40 seconds to go.

Britton's eight points led the Lady Bears. Leading scorer Whitney Johnson was held to 2-for-11 from the field and six points.

kent.baker@baltsun.com

MORGAN STATE-Gaskins 3-6 0-0 6, W. Johnson 2-11 2-4 6, Muford 2-8 0-0 5, L. Jones 0-7 2-2 2, Griffin 2-7 1-2 5, Vargas 2-3 0-0 4, M. Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Britton 3-7 0-0 8, Phillips 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 18-58 5-10 44. FLORIDA A&M-Jones 4-14, Young 2-5 0-0 4, Curry 4-18 2-3 12, Onuaku 8-16 0-2 16, Tate 3-9 2-6 8, Jackson 3-5 1-2 7, Alexander 0-4 1-2 1, Foster 1-1 0-0 3, Kindred 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 26-76 7-20 62. Halftime-Florida A&M, 30-26. 3-point goals-Morgan State 3-10 (W. Johnson 0-1, Munford 1-3, L. Jones 0-2, M. Johnson 0-1, Britton 2-3); Florida A&M 3-12 (Young 0-1, Curry 2-9, Jackson 0-1, Foster 1-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Morgan State 41 (Gaskins 6); Florida A&M 61 (Onuaku 14). Assists-Morgan State 9 (Gaskins, W. Johnson 3); Florida A&M 19 (Jones 4). Total fouls-Morgan State 16; Florida A&M 12. A-n/a.

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