CLEVELAND STATE  “Vikings” (5-1)

Mon., Dec. 2, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                           
Dover, Del. (Memorial Hall  – 1,800)


The Game
Delaware State (3-4) takes on first-time opponent Cleveland State of the Div. I Horizon League. The Hornets bring a three-game losing streak into the contest. DSU is coming off a 73-52 setback to William & Mary last Saturday. The loss overshadowed a career performance by guard Lyric Turner, who led all players with 26 points on 10-for-20
shooting from the field,, including six-of-13 on three-point attempts. Her three-pointers in the game were one shy of the school record (7), held by two players. DSU’s Sharajah Collins also had a stellar performance in the William & Mary contest, tallying 16 points on seven-for-11 shooting from the field.  Collins is tops on the Lady Hornets and 10th in the MEAC in scoring at 13.0 points per game. She’s also the team leader with 16 assists this season. Collins was selected as MEAC Co-Player of the Week, based primarily on a season-high 24-point performance in the Lady Hornets’ 67-64 victory over Delaware on Nov. 12. Turner has climbed to second on the team in scoring at 11.4 points per game. She’s also the team leader with 14 three-point field goals. Lanayjha Ashe, a preseason All-MEAC Third Team selection, is third on the Lady Hornets in scoring at 9.4 points per game. The Lady Hornets have also been plagued by injury/illness issues of late. Opening day front court starters Tierra Floyd (gr.) and Zoe Holmes (jr.) missed the William & Mary contest, Floyd with a foot injuries, while Holmes was idled by illness. 


Cleveland State (5-1) brings a five-game win streak into the DSU contest. The Vikings are coming off a 66-62 home victory over Akron last Wed. (Nov. 27). The Vikings trailed 35-29 at the half, but outscored Akron 22-9 in the third quarter to take control of the game. Mariah Miller led Cleveland State in the Akron contest with 28 points (11-21 FGs) and 13 rebounds. Mariah White added 16 points and a team-high seven assists in the game for the Vikes. Miller leads the team in scoring at 22.8 points per game and in rebounding at 7.3 per contest. White averages 16.2 points per game to rank second on the team. She also averages a team-high 4.8 assists per game.         


The Series
The Hornets and Vikings for the first time.


Delaware State women's basketball