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In our second installment of the Blitz Pick-UP, we talk outside shooting with FAMU swingman and Ohio native Reggie Lewis…
By Ariel Bedford
The Lady Rattlers took on the Morgan State Lady Bears to close out the regular season, and though FAMU shot poorly in the first part of the game, they settled down with their defense and unselfish offense to add another victory for their impressive year… Continue reading College Basketball(W): FAMU 88-MSU 57 (Blitz Analysis)
Feb. 12, 2012
The Florida A&M University Rattlers (7-18, 5-6) faced off in a MEAC battle Saturday, against the Howard Bison (7-18, 4-8).
The Rattlers defeated North Carolina A&T Monday night, and was looking for another much needed MEAC win.
The Rattlers were led by Amin Stevens with 24 points on 11-of-22 shooting. And, senior forward Yannick Crowder who finished the game with seven rebounds and four blocks.
After coming off a four-game losing streak, the Lady Rattlers were able to come together to defeat the Golden Eagles, Tuesday night at the Reed-Green Colliseum in Hattiesburg.
“It’s great to win,” head coach LeDawn Gibson told reporters. ” We played great basketball in the first half, and fell off some with their press in the second half. We solved the press and I was very pleased with the team effort.”
Senior Qiana Donald led the Rattlers with a double-double of 20 points and a game-high 17 rebounds that included 10 offensive rebounds.
Florida A&M’s newly appointed head basketball coach, Clemon “CJ” Johnson Jr., is ready for the task of improving the FAMU men’s basketball program.
Johnson was a premier player for the Rattlers from 1974-78, and still holds FAMU’s rebounding records, which includes: most rebounds in a game (25), most rebounds for a season (412) and most rebounds for a career with 1,494.
“He knows a lot about the game, and he has a lot of experience,” last year’s starting forward and leading scorer, Amin Stevens, said.