(February 14, 2023) – South Carolina State’s women’s basketball team fell to Morgan State 69-48 Monday (Feb.13th) at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center in Orangeburg, SC.
The Lady Bulldogs were able to keep the score close early, trailing 15-12 after the first quarter. Morgan State was able to build a double-digit lead in the second quarter, but SC State cut the lead to 28-20 before the half.
South Carolina State shot 30-percent from the field in the first half and committed 13 turnovers compared to just six assists.
Morgan State outscored the Lady Bulldogs 25-11 in the third quarter and built a 25-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Morgan State scored 40 of their 69 points in the paint and had 29 points off 25 SC State turnovers.
Ja’Niah Henson scored 11 of her team-high 15 points in the second half for the Lady Bears. Charlene Shepherd and Jael Butler each finished with 14 points for Morgan State.
South Carolina State was led by Nicole Gwynn’s 12 points. Janiah Hinton had 11 points while Rakyha Reid finished with nine points and five rebounds.
Morgan State improves to 16-6 and remains unbeaten in MEAC play with a record of 9-0. South Carolina State (3-21, 2-7 in MEAC) has five games remaining in the regular season. Eatman said he hopes to develop good teammates over these last five games.
SC State travels to face Maryland Eastern Shore Saturday at 2 p.m.