Morgan State Women’s Off To Best Start In Seven Years

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The Morgan State Lady Bears closed out their non-conference schedule Dec. 28 with a winning record (7-6) for the first time since the 2008-09 season.

A week later they opened up their MEAC schedule with a 63-50 victory over the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The victory became the 360th for Coach Ed Davis in his 22 year career. Next game, the Lady Bears defeated the Florida A&M Rattlers 61-56 in their second MEAC contest of the year.

Morgan would conclude a three game home stretch against Savannah State, where they would defeat the Tigers 73-67. Morgan would remain undefeated at home so far this season.

The Lady Bears currently sit in second place in the MEAC standings with a 10-6 overall record. They have passed their total wins from last season when they finished 9-21.

The biggest contributor to the Lady Bears early success has been 6’2 senior Lexus Spears, who currently leads the team in scoring and averaging 13 points per game. Spears was named College Sports Madness MEAC Player of the Week (Jan. 1).

The emergence of sophomore role player Adre’onia Coleman has also given the Lady Bears a boost off the bench. Her 9 point 6 rebound average has made the difference in close games.

While Spears has been the team’s leading scorer thus far, their primary ball handler BeBe Farrar, is the Lady Bears second leading scorer. Farrar averages 12 points per game and leads the team in assists.

The Lady Bears look to continue their momentum when they go on the road. They visit North Carolina A&T (Jan. 13) and NC Central (Jan. 15). They return to Baltimore to visit cross-town rival Coppin State, then return to Hill Field House (Jan. 22) to host Delaware State.

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