Lady Bison Cruise Past South Carolina State with 31 Point Win

Howard Freshman Guard Iyanna Warren looking for 2 points in Bison win Over South Carolina State (Photo Credit : Yusuf Abdullah)

WASHINGTON (January 13, 2020) – Howard University women’s basketball team ended its three-game home stand with a dominating 78-47 victory over South Carolina State (SCSU) inside Burr Gymnasium.

With the win, HU (10-7) snapped its brief two-game slide while moving back to .500 (2-2 MEAC) in league play.


Howard outscored the Lady Bulldogs in all four quarters and limited SCSU to only 23-percent (14-of-60) shooting.

Offensively, HU shot a respectable 48-percent (31-of-65) from the field. Five Bison reached double figures, led by Jayla Thornton (Newark, N.J.) with 14 points while senior Sarah Edmond (Freeport, N.Y.) added 13 points in the win.

South Carolina State jumped out to an early advantage after a trey ball from Heniaya Moton, 2-8, but Howard regained the momentum and finished the period on a 19-6 run, 21-14.

Moments into the second, second-year forward Krislyn Marsh (Duncanville, Texas) extended its lead to double-digits, 25-14, but the Lady Bulldogs fought back and sliced the deficit down to four, 27-23, with more than seven minutes before intermission.

From that point on, SCSU went into a shooting slump, finishing the half without a field goal. HU capitalized on the Lady Bulldogs’ shooting woes, ending the second quarter on a 11-4 spurt while holding an 11-point halftime advantage, 38-27.


After intermission, the Bison continued its dominance, outscoring South Carolina State in the second half, 40-20.

HU did most of its damage inside the paint, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs, 44-14. Marsh and senior guard Ayonna Williams (Washington) had 12 points apiece.

Off the bench, freshman guard Iyanna Warren (Accokeek, Md.) produced 10 points and eight dimes.

Howard also controlled the glass all night, outrebounding SCSU, 56-34. Senior forward Imani Bryant(Berkeley, Calif.) grabbed a game-high 14 boards in the victory.


For SCSU (2-15, 1-2 MEAC), Zeleria Simpson had a team-best 13 points while Jacquece Alston netted 12 points in the loss.

Saturday (Jan. 18), Howard remains in the DMV when they travel up the Beltway to Baltimore to face Morgan State. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m.

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