Lady Wildcats Blast Delware State, 80-51
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman made Head Coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis’ return to the bench even more pleasant Saturday with an 80-51 rout of Delaware State in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) action at Richard V. Moore Gymnasium.
Taylor Houston scored a career-high 22 points as the Lady Wildcats (9-16, 6-7 MEAC) posted their highest offensive output of the season.
It was the first game back for Blair-Lewis after the birth of her son on Jan. 27.
Houston, who was 7-for-10 from the field and also grabbed eight rebounds, led five Lady Wildcats in double figures. Kendra Cooper had a career-topping 16 points, while Chastity René Taylor and Deja Gibson had 12 each and Kailyn Williams tallied 11 points and nine rebounds. Taylor’s stat line included a career-high nine assists and six rebounds.
B-CU used an 8-0 run to pull away from a 9-9 first-half tie and never trailed again, opening a 36-16 lead on a Cooper three-pointer with 4:51 remaining in the first half.
B-CU held Delaware State (6-17, 1-10 MEAC) to 29 percent shooting and outrebounded the Hornets 41-30 while hitting 11 three-pointers of its own.
It was the Lady Wildcats’ third win in their last four outings. Saturday night's conference tilt was the final contest of the regular season at Moore Gym. The Lady Wildcats face Florida A&M in a "Senior Day" contest at the Ocean Center next Saturday (Feb. 22) at 2 p.m.
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