Lady Hawks looking to snap a four-game losing streak
Taryana Kelly earns career-high nine rebounds
UMES was down 11 in the second half, outscored MSU 24-9 in final 13:31
Lady Hawks had possession with 13 seconds down by one point
Ashleigh Claybrooks earns team-high 12 points and six rebounds
2.1.14, A&T 73, UMES 63
UMES Women's Basketball versus New Jersey Institute of Technology inside W.P. Hytche Center (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Women's Basketball versus North Carolina Central University inside W.P. Hytche Center (Photos by Megan Raymond)
UMES Women's Basketball versus Morgan State University inside the W.P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Megan Raymond)
UMES Women's Basketball versus Coppin State University at the Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Megan Raymond)
2013-14: Missed a third of the season due to an early injury ... finished playing 20 contests with 18 starts ... led the team in shooting percentage (50%) and second on the team in blocks (1.3) ... named to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... played only seven minutes due to injury in the season opener versus USC-Upstate (11/08/13) ... returned from injury at South Carolina State and finished with five points and five boards (12/30/13) ... made her first start of the season at Savannah State and recorded six points and nine rebounds (01/04/14) ... registered a career-high 10 points at Bethune-Cookman (01/25/14) ... grabbed a new career-high 13 boards at Hampton (02/10/14) ... notched 10 points, eight rebounds, and a career-high four blocks in the home win over Morgan State (02/17/14) ... recorded 10 points and seven boards in 13 minutes of play at Delaware State (02/22/14).
2012-13: Became a starter as a freshman by the end of the year ... averaged 1.8 points and 2.3 rebounds a contest in 25 games, including 13 starts, totaling 11 blocks ... scored first basket at Mount St. Mary's (12/5), getting four points, two blocks and three boards ... grabbed four boards in win over UMBC (12/21) ... career-high nine points with three rebounds at Bethune-Cookman (1/28) ... shot 3-5 from the field with eight points and six rebounds in Homecoming win over Morgan State (2/16) ... five points and six boards vs. Coppin State (2/18) ... career-high nine boards with four points at Morgan State (3/2).
High School/Club: Lettered in basketball at North Brunswick High School ... led the Raiders to their first-ever Greater Middlesex Conference regular season title her senior season, averaging 11 points, eight rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game ... played with the FBC Defenders in AAU competition.
Personal: Born April 19, 1994 in New Brunswick, N.J. ... daughter of Dewyna Brown ... has a brother, Tazjir ... majoring is criminal justice ... pregame routine includes listening to WALE and eating peanut butter sandwiches with cold milk ... personal best sports moment is beating rival Bishop Ahr for the division championship in high school ... lists her mother as person who influences her most for being hard working and dedicated to everything she does ... plans to go to law school upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Champions in any field have made a habit of doing what others find boring/uncomfortable" ... favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbirdby Harper Lee ... favorite movie is "Glitter" ... personal athletic goal this season is to earn MEAC Rookie of the Year ... personal athletic goal upon is to win multiple MEAC Championships.
KELLY'S CAREER STATISTICS