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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.