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Bison bounce back against Delaware State

Howard University’s men’s basketball team rebounded from an early February loss with a 75-71 victory over the Delaware State Hornets putting them third in the MEAC conference standings.

(Photo courtesy of Daysia Carr and Naledi Malunga)

After a tough loss against rival Hampton University in early February, the Howard University men’s basketball team traveled to play the Delaware State Hornets and were victorious with a score of 75-71 in favor of the Bison.

Resuming MEAC play, the team would find themselves in another battle with the Hornets only trailing by three points with 13 seconds remaining after a made jumper by Hornets guard Deywilk Tavarez. 

During the next possession, the Bison followed up a free throw miss with an offensive rebound which would effectively put the game out of reach for the Hornets. 

Junior guard Bryce Harris led the Bison in scoring with 23 points while Marcus Dockery contributed 21 points and five rebounds. Graduate transfer Seth Towns added 19 points as well, to round out the high scorers.

The Bison were able to collect themselves just days after suffering an emotionally taxing loss to their historical rival and fix the mistakes made in-game. Dom Campbell, a forward for the team, spoke about what went into the team flipping the switch so quickly to be able to get the win against Delaware State.

“We had a long conversation about the things we needed to fix after the Hampton game. One of the biggest ones was the fact that we are a family and we have to stick together and overcome adversity,” Campbell said. “I feel like we embraced that in the game against Delaware State as we were able to hold them off when they made their run.”

This win put the Bison third in the MEAC conference standings behind the North Carolina Central Eagles and the Norfolk State Spartans. The Bison’s next matchup will be at home against North Carolina Central on Feb. 17.

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