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
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 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: Played all 30 contests with 13 starts ... tallied a team-high 17 points versus USC-Upstate (11/08/14) ... registered career-highs in points (23) and rebounds (8) at American (11/12/13) ... scored 10 points at Monmouth (12/03/13) ... notched 11 points versus Coppin State (02/08/14) ... notched a career-high four steals at Hampton (02/10/14) ... recorded a team-high 15 points in the home win over Morgan State (02/17/14) ... totaled 13 points, including 6-of-12 from the field, in the home overtime victory over Delaware State (03/06/14) ... finished second on the team in scoring with 17 points and tied a career-high four assists in the upset win over Norfolk State in the MEAC Tournament opening round (03/10/14) ... wrapped up her sophomore campaign scoring a team-high 14 points in a 30 minutes (career-high) of action in the MEAC Quarterfinals loss to Coppin State (03/13/14).
2012-13: Played in five games off the bench ... made first career basket, a three-pointer, in season opener at George Mason (11/13) ... earned two points with an assist and a steal vs. Old Dominion (11/20).
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.