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Pioneers Sinking, but Seeking Redemption

By Michael Otero

After su ering their fourth straight loss one week ago to the University of the District of Columbia in our nation’s capital, the women’s basketball team found itself 14 games under .500 and sitting at 2-14 on the season.

In that matchup against UDC, the Pioneers were seemingly out of it in the second quarter. Once UDC started hitting their shots and locking down on defense, they took off . The low point for the Pioneers was a 16 point hole before the half.

The double-digit de cit was too much for the Pioneers to overcome and they ultimately fell 70-47. Senior guard Khea Gibbs dropped 16 points while junior forward Melsha Messam nished with 11 points and eight boards off the bench.

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, the Pioneers are back in action and are seeking their first win away from the Pratt Recreation Center as they are taking on the University of Bridgeport from Connecticut. In their earlier matchup this season, the Pioneers lost a close game 58-52 and that one was at home.

In that aforementioned game, senior guard Jalyn Brown was the catalyst for the Pioneers, leading them in the scoring department with 17 while also dishing out three assists. Senior forward Nyasia Davis also played well, adding seven points, 10 rebounds, and accumulating four steals.

The key to victory for Bridgeport was points o turnovers. Bridgeport outscored the Pioneers 25-5 in that category. In addition to that, Bridgeport was also led by a trio of double-digit scorers. The Pioneers will be seeking redemption when the game tips off at 5 p.m.

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