BALTIMORE, Maryland (November 24, 2021) –Dahnye Redd and Charlene Shepherd each scored a team high of 10 points and Maiya Bumbray came off the bench to score six rebounds in the team leadership when Morgan State defeated visiting Washington Adventist 73-34 in a non-conference game on Wednesday night at Hill Field House.
The win was Morgan’s second straight win as the Lady Bears (2-4) improved to 6-0 all-time against the Shock. Morgan State also improved to 20-2 in their last 22 home games of the 2018/19 season. Washington Adventist dropped to 3-4 in the season.
Redd, named Defensive Player of the Week for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference earlier this week, shot 5 to 10 off the floor while adding two rebounds, a block and a steal. Coming off the bench, Shepherd shot 3-of-5 and walked 4-for-6 on the free throw line. Like Redd, Shepherd would record two rebounds, a block and a steal.
Washington Adventist (3-4) cut the deficit to 45-25 when Deonna Jones-Carter hit a three with 6:00 to go in third place. Those would be the final points of the quarter for the Shock as Morgan State used a 16-0 run in the last six minutes to extend their lead to 61:25 at the end of three. Morgan’s run moved into the fourth quarter when Redd hit a jumper at 9:35 a.m. to score 18 points in a row for the Lady Bears.
A Jones-Carter free throw briefly ended Morgan State’s run, making it a 63-26 competition. The Lady Bears responded with eight consecutive points, crowned by a free throw of Fatima blackwhich gave the hosts the biggest lead of the game (45 points) at 71:26 with 7:01.
The Lady Bears took the lead with a three-pointer lead 10-2 Elaija Demeza with 7:01 in the first quarter and led 18-5 on a Redd jumper with 1:37 in the quarter. Morgan State would take a 39-17 advantage in the locker room at halftime.
Morgan State ousted an opponent with the season high of 40 sales from Washington Adventist and converted those sales into 40 points. 30 of those sales were some kind of theft with Adia Brisker and Jayla Atmore Leading with five steals each.
Washington Adventist (3-4) was led by Nyelle Allen, who scored 13 points. Deonna Jones-Carter scored a game high of 10 rebounds in the defeat.
Morgan State’s next trip to Jersey City, NJ, is scheduled for a non-conference game against Saint Peter’s on Monday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Founded in 1867, Morgan State University is a Carnegie classified High Research (R2) institution that offers nearly 140 academic programs leading to bachelor to doctorate degrees. As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University and the only university whose entire campus has been designated National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morgan serves a multi-ethnic and multi-ethnic student body and seeks to ensure that the doors to higher education are opened as wide as possible as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, please visit www.morgan.edu.