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Early Season Struggles Continue for HU Women’s Basketball After Two Double Digit Losses

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The Howard University women’s basketball team has started their new campaign with a record of 1-2. As Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play approaches, they hope to change their fortunes quickly. 

After losing to Memphis on the road 101-54, the Lady Bison hoped they could gain momentum with a home win in their next game against the George Washington University Colonials. The team’s hopes would quickly be shot down after suffering another double-digit loss. This time it would be an 83-62 defeat in the contest against the Colonials. 

After the game, fifth year senior and transfer student Aziah Hudson spoke on some things she felt the team could improve on. “We just fell short, but we can definitely improve on our defense because that’s what wins games at the end of the day, and when we lock in on defense the offense will come with it.”

Despite the team’s overall performance, Hudson’s individual accomplishments shined through as a bright spot in the loss. Hudson scored her season-high of 24 points, as she shot 100 percent at the free throw line in her nine attempts. Hudson is a transfer student from Old Dominion University, so her production is something to look forward to as the season progresses. Many fans will be interested in observing her role with the team.

Freshman forward Nile Miller spoke on a few strengths she feels the team can continue to work on throughout the season saying, “As a team we have a lot of mental toughness. Any adversity thrown to us, we’re able to overcome it. We are also very dedicated. Anything we do, it will be done with energy and full effort. Lastly, we have drive and high competitive spirits. We want smoke with everyone.”

In the Lady Bison’s next game, they hope to change their fortune while traveling to play the Manhattan Jaspers, who are currently 0-3 on the season. As they look to improve to 2-2, Hudson had a few remarks about the next game telling the Hilltop, “The George Washington game is over with, so this is a new game, and we have new preparation. We just want to get back in the lab so we can get shots up and study our film to get ready for the road.”

Copy edited by Jadyn Barnett

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