DOVER, Del.- The Delaware State Lady Hornets fell to Florida A&M on Saturday 65-56 after a strong second half performance from the Rattlers.
After their defeat, the Lady Hornets drop to 2-18 on the season and 1-6 in the MEAC conference. Delaware State has also yet to win at home this season, going 0-6 at Memorial Hall.
Taking a 22-18 lead into the second quarter the Hornets went ice-cold from the floor.
The Lady Hornets struggled from the field going 16-60 on the day and 5-18 from three. During the second quarter Delaware State managed to go just 2-12 from the field.
Florida A&M battled back to gain a 35-34 lead headed into the break and never looked back.
The Rattlers shot 35 percent from the floor in the third quarter while the Lady Hornets shot just 11.8 percent and managed only five points and trailed 53-39 headed into the fourth.
Florida A&M continued to build on their success in the fourth quarter and increased their lead to 18 points. The Lady Hornets were able to go on a run late in the fourth getting 13 points off of turnovers and cutting the lead to just six, but the Rattler lead proved to be too much.
The bench for Florida A&M was the difference by scoring 34 points led by Dawn King’s 13 and Cedricka Sweeting’s 12.
On a positive note, Aliah Stinnett returned for the Lady Hornets since suffering an injury in the season opener.