By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor
Posted 11:30 AM EST, Mon., March 27, 2017
After falling to Norfolk State in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament championship game, Howard Bison men’s basketball player Charles “CJ” Williams was named to the 2017 All-Tournament team by the MEAC. Williams finished the season having averaged approximately 16 points per game, being the team’s leading scorer and ranking within the conference’s scoring and free throw shooting leaders.
On Sunday, March 12, the Howard University women’s softball team competed in the Puerto Rico Classico against Albany.
Albany scored three runs in the second and third innings to give them a 6-0 lead. The Bison scored two runs in the sixth from Alannah Baiyina and Kamryn Tillman.
Albany scored the last run of the game, defeating the Bison (0-16) in a 7-2 decision.
The Bison’s schedule games during the week were cancelled due to the snowstorm.
On Saturday, March 18, the Howard women’s lacrosse team competed in a non-conference game against the Radford University Highlanders. Sophomore Natalie Payne was starting goalie for the Bison (0-2).
Senior Asyiah Frank, junior Natia Warren and sophomore Tierra Norris each made one goal for the Bison, out of the team’s overall eight attempts. However, 14 turnovers and 19 fouls held more weight than the girls’ scoring, leading the team to a 20-3 defeat against the Highlanders.
The Bison will face the Delaware State Hornets on Sunday, March 26, for an Atlantic Sun Conference contest at Greene Stadium. First draw is set for noon.
Track and Field:
Over the weekend, the Track and Field team traveled to Charlotte to compete in the Charlotte 49er classic. There, the team would set new records. Seniors Rikkia McGill and Daniel Stokes set records in the hammer throw, qualifying for the MEAC.
Other record breakers and qualifiers were freshman Sydney Benson (800-meter), senior Hanah Billups (triple jump) and senior Olujimi Scott (400-meter).
Overall, the team had 14 qualifying performances.
Women’s Tennis against University of Maryland Eastern Shore – Fri., March 24
Men and Women’s Track and Field in Raleigh Relays – Fri., March 24
Women’s Bowling MEAC Championship, Chesapeake, Virginia – Fri., March 24
Men and Women’s Tennis against Hampton University – Sat., March 25
Women’s Softball against Hampton University – Sat., March 25