Monroe Mustangs Women’s Basketball Runs Win Streak to Five with Victory over Hagerstown
HAGERSTOWN, Md., November 24, 2018 – The Monroe College Mustangs women's basketball team improved its winning streak to five games with a 73-50 victory over Hagerstown Community College to open the Jim Brown Classic at Hagerstown on Saturday. The Mustangs improve to 5-1 on the season with the win, while the Hawks drop to 4-2. After an early 6-2 lead for the Mustangs, the Hawks went on a run for the rest of the first quarter. An 11-0 run for Hagerstown gave the home team a 13-6 lead before the Mustangs got back on the board with a layup by India Keene. Another two points by Hagerstown's Tori Fowlkes left the home team up, 15-8, after the first 10 minutes. Monroe quickly turned things around to start the second. An 11-0 rally for the Mustangs put them ahead, 19-15, with 6:29 left in the half. Hagerstown retook the lead at 21-20 with a layup by Sarah Meiklejohn, but the Mustangs responded by scoring eight of the next nine points to grab a 28-22 advantage. Morgan Henderson made 1-of-2 free throws with 21 seconds left, sending the game to the half with a 28-23 score in favor of the Mustangs. The Hawks got within two of the Mustangs at 31-29 early in the third frame. Monroe then rattled off 13 straight points to take a 15-point lead. The lead reached 16 points after a three by Trayvell Jenkins, and the Mustangs went on to take a 50-37 edge into the fourth quarter. Monroe's lead continued to grow in the fourth, as they went up by 20 with 7:10 left to play. Andrea Young drained a three with 4:02 left to put the Mustangs ahead, 66-44, and another with 1:43 on the clock to make it a 28-point game. The Hawks put together a short rally in the final minute, but the Mustangs came away with a 23-point victory. The Mustangs spread the ball around in Saturday's win, as Courtney Irabor and Ty-Tiana Parker matched with a team-high 11 points. Parker added nine rebounds and two blocks, while Irabor contributed seven boards and three steals. Shanice Graves scored 10 points on the day. Aneisha Lyons picked up seven points and five steals. Phyness Baldwin added five points and nine boards. The Mustangs wrap up the weekend on Sunday when they take on Northern Virginia Community College. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m.