By Amanda Fields
After 40 minutes of rapid basketball, the Lady Lions were tied, 82-82, with Morgan State University in their opening game.
The Friday night game went into overtime with only one timeout and two players in foul trouble. But the Lady Lions pulled through to win by eight points, with the final score 94-86.
Zephrah Pam scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. She said she is “humbled” by the overtime win.
“My shots were on, but my teammates found me on easy shots,” Pam said.
Sophomore Courtney Smith assisted with four three-pointers. Cynthia Johnson had 18 points and six rebounds.
After a tough first half, the Lady Lions gave off encouraging vibes as they trailed the Morgan State Lady Bears by 20 in the second half.
Coach Jessica Kern, now in her third season, shared the team’s excitement and Pam’s humility. “This win shows the progress we have made over my tenure,” Kern said.
“We plan on having many firsts this season,” Kern said, “and although this was an accomplishment, it has to be short-lived as we have 25 more challenges ahead of us.”