Bison take half-game lead of the MEAC Northern Division
(Photo Credit – Tim Rice)
BALTIMORE (February 20, 2021) – Howard University freshman standout Anzhane’ Hutton (Cedar Hill, Texas) recorded her fourth career double-double (10 points and 10 boards) in the 79-60 victory over Coppin State University (CSU) at PEC Arena.
“I think her play speaks for itself humbly,” said Howard Women’s Basketball head coach Ty Grace on her rookie forward. “I hope she can continue to press forward as we close out the regular season.”
With the win, Howard improved to 11-3 overall (7-2 MEAC) while taking a half-game lead over idle Morgan State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division.
Five Bison scored double figures, led by sophomore guard Iyanna Warren (Accokeek, Md.) with 16 points.
“She has been playing solid these past few games,” Grace commented on her second-year floor general. “She's been getting to the basket and being more aggressive offensively. She understands taking care of the basketball is one of her biggest responsibilities and when she makes good decisions, we are a better team.”
Coppin State got off to a quick start after knocking down two from beyond the arc, 6-0, but the Bison defensive came alive and closed out the period on an 16-2 run, sparked by points off turnovers.
CSU opened the second stanza scoring five unanswered, 16-13, but HU regained control and held a 34-27 halftime advantage.
The Bison dominated after intermission and put the contest out-of-reach, outscoring Coppin State 29-19 in the third quarter.
Senior Jayla Thornton (Newark, N.J.) produced 14 points while sophomore Brooklynn Fort-Davis (Chicago) and newcomer Destiny Howell (Queens, N.Y.) added 11 points apiece.
“We always talk about having balance,” Grace added. “I was happy to see multiple people contribute offensively.”
For CSU (2-9, 2-7 MEAC), Aliyah Lawson posted a game-high 21 points in the loss.