By Byron Dixon
For a second straight season the Delaware State University women’s basketball team faces an uphill battle as they embark upon their first MEAC Championship since 2007.
Last season it was injuries and a pretty inexperienced line-up, and this season it is the alarming number of transfers and departures.
The team is just 3-11 (1-1 MEAC) this season, and the Lady Hornets have to turn an assortment of young players to deliver in the season’s most crucial times.
Travel has been a constant theme to the first half of the season with eleven of their first fourteen games being on the road (including trips to Ohio, Las Vegas and Michigan).
Luckily for Delaware State, this roster has a strong home schedule as they head into the crux of conference play.
Leading the way has been the usual suspect Tierra Hawkins; the low-post presence is having another All-MEAC worthy season with averages of 17.8 points and eight rebounds per game.
Hawkins also brings veteran leadership as a senior on this young team and is someone the Lady Hornets rely on when they need a big play.
Coach Tamika Louis knows with a young team patience is the key even in the midst of a tight MEAC Conference race, “This team will make mistakes and that is the beauty of this team. We know we will mess up but we know we will work through those mistakes to get better.”
These Hornets still have a lot of good things to show.