Lady Hawks take on Hartford on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in first round in College Park
UMES to take on Campbell on Friday at 1 p.m., North Florida Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Karona Roach nearly gets double double with 14 points, eight rebounds
Jessica Long scored career-high 12 points
Lady Hawks went 8-8 in MEAC play last season, bring in nine freshmen for this year
High School/Club: Played basketball for the Oakwood School, becoming the first female player ever from her high school to sign an NLI to play collegiate athletics ... team captain past two seasons, earning Coastal Plain Independent Conference MVP and NCISAA All-State honors in senior year ... led the Eagles to a pair of state Final Fours in 2011 and 2012, going to the finals in 2011 ... won the conference in 2010 and 2011 ... averaged 27 points per game in 2012.
Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1994 in Edenton, N.C. ... daughter of Marvin III and Erica Burke ... has a sister, Triniti, and a brother, Taranje ... major is exercise science ... pregame routine includes listening to music ... best sports moment is placing third in states in 11th grade ... lists her Mom as most influential person for being a hard worker ... best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating from high school ... plans to get a job at a high school upon graduation ... favorite sayings are "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard" and "Pain is only temporary" ... hobbies include watching cartoons ... favorite movie is "Dream Girls" ... personal athletic goal this season is to become a better player ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to win the MEAC Championship.