There was an error in this gadget

Monday, January 24, 2011

Game Changer Help the Hornets Get That Morgan State Monkey Off Their Backs

Since 2008, the Morgan State Bears has found ways to beat DSU at home, on the road, and even in the MEAC Tournament.

On Saturday, it only takes one game changer for the Delaware State Hornets men's basketball team to finally get that Morgan State monkey of their backs once for all.

During the Hornets 60-55 home victory the Hornets had their backs against the walls once again when the defending MEAC champions Morgan State took a 48-41 lead thanks to a 11-3 run midway through the 2nd half.

Then at the 5:39 of the 2nd half mark, anything change. DSU's Terron Stowe and Morgan State's Aric Brooks had both of their legs tangled up after falling out of bounds. Both of them couldnt let go of each other and even not try to get up until Brooks punched Stowe in the ribs. Both players quickly got back up and had stare down showdown when the refree came over to break the two players before even more punches were thrown. That got the crowd and the so was the rest of the hornet players.

Brooks got ejected from the game throwing the punch. Since that little incident, the Hornets starting waking up by hitting their shots, free throws and playing their stingiest defense as the Hornets finished the game on a 14-5 scoring run. Morgan State and head coach Todd Bozerman had no answer for the Hornets and left the game with disappointment and a little bit of frustration.

I'm so proud of the Hornets effort back on Saturday because they didn't quit on themseleves and their coach. They knew they had Morgan State's number the entire time and finally broke through Morgan State's wall to get the victory. I hope the Hornets do the same thing on the road when DSU and Morgan State lock horns again in Baltimore on February 23. Delaware State and Morgan State are offically a rivalry next to Hampton and University of Eastern Shore.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Walker Shooting Lights Out vs FAMU

Last night, during the Hornets 62-57 victory over Florida A&M, I witnessed Casy Walker's shot selection and I noticed that he can rear back and fired shots from all over the place. No wonder he shot five from eight from three point land (eight form 12 from the field overall).

Walker made sure he wasn't going not to have another struggling game like he had last Saturday versus Bethune-Cookman by shooting his shots from the left wing, right wing, mid-range, the perimeter, and in the paint. I was saying to myself all season be on the lookout for Casey Walker for DSU. Walker also made huge statement throwing down the one handed dunk with 2:40 left in the 2nd half to seal the deal before the rest of his Hornet teammates had to make free throws to put the game away for good.

The only crazy part about it is that he is only a freshman with three more years left of his college career to be a basketball player and soon to be leader for coach Greg Jackson Sr.