Lady Pirates move past Howard in MEAC first round

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Hampton University started off the 2014 MEAC tournament the way their used to; with a win. The Lady Pirates eliminated Howard University 71-55 on Wednesday afternoon, but the Bison managed to make things interesting.

Hampton only held a 37-33 lead in the opening minutes of the second half before pulling away.

Hampton senior Alyssa Bennett lead all scorers with 30 points and 16 rebounds.

The Lady Pirates, who are chasing their fifth straight tournament championship, will play Florida A&M on Friday at 12:00 pm for their semi-final matchup.

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