Now that’s more like it. The Morgan State Men’s basketball team took advantage of an inferior opponent and ended its losing streak by punishing Delaware State 61-47.
Senior forward Phillip Carr was the star of the show last night as he gave his team 13 points and 12 rebounds. Tiwian Kendley was held to under 20 points for the first time all season but perhaps that is a good thing. Kyson Rawls surprisingly put up double-digit scoring (11) for the Bears and three other players scored at least six points.
The only bright spot for the Hornets was Johquin Wiley who had 11 points, three boards and two steals. No other player scored ten or more as Delaware State shot poorly from the floor which included a ghastly 30% field goal percentage (15-53). The charity stripe wasn’t very charitable either, as they only made 12 of 19 attempts. Morgan led from wire to wire and although they still shot a mediocre percentage for the game, their three point shooting improved from recent games. The Bears made seven of 22 attempts from downtown in this contest. Perhaps coach Todd Bozeman has discovered a winning formula with getting key contributions from more players and not having Kendley assume the lion’s share of the scoring responsibilities. Then again, playing a team that is currently on a 16 game losing streak is a cure for any team’s recent misfortune. The loss drops the Hornets to 2-19, 0-7 while Morgan State ascends to 4-3 in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference but only 8-12 overall.
Morgan State gets a week off before they do battle with the Bulldogs of South Carolina State. It’s another winnable game as the Bulldogs record of 7-14, 3-4 is slightly lower than Morgan’s so the Bears should try to take advantage of playing at home. Tip off is at 7:30 pm on January 29.