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Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Losing Streak is Over Thanks to Better Offense

Its already going to be a tough season for the lady Hornets basketball team. Back on Saturday it was nice to see the lady hornets get a win at home and break a six game losing streak.

During the lady hornets 73-67 victory over North Carolina A&T, Kianna Conner was shooting lights out with 19 points and five three pointers while her teammates Taisha Bristow and Brittany Washington had 14 point each.

The main highlight of the game was the lady hornets offense when they shot 40% from the field and had their best offensive performance since their January 13 game versus University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

During the six game losing streak the lady hornets offense is shooting very cold at 31%. The reason for that was poor shot selection, missing easy buckets, turnovers, and lack of leadership.

If the lady hornets want to keep winning ball games the rest of the season, they need to scored in the 60s and 70s and maintain their defense because like every coach says, "a good defense can lead to a good offense." That can helped the lady hornets win ball games. Let see if the lady hornets can build a new winning streak because after Monday's home game versus Norfolk, DSU will be on a two week road trip versus Morgan State, Coppin State, Florida A&M, and Bethune Cookman.

It may sound challenging but the lady hornets will continue to play hard no matter how the odds are stack against them.

Delaware State Meet Your New Football Coach

Even though I wasn't at the press conference back on Friday, word was spreading all over campus that President Harry L. Williams and Athletic Director Derek Carter will announced a new football coach for Delaware State.

After a two month nationwide search DSU has named Kermit Blount the Hornets new football coach.

Derek Carter told reporters that Blount will be the "automotive repair wizard." The reason why is because the Hornets football program was sagging and was about to hit rock bottom because ever since the Hornets had won the MEAC Title back in 2007 in the Al Lavan era.

Before Lavan was fired back on December 2, the Hornets produced winning seasons including winning the MEAC Championship. Since 2007, DSU had a combine record of 12 wins and 21 losses in the last three seasons. Remember there were games that Hornets would've won during the last three seasons.

Now Blount will bring 27 years of football experience to Delaware State University and he has his own set goals that wants to accomplished:
  • Have DSU become a competitive football team
  • Make sure that his kids will come prepared and cover every aspect of the game on Saturdays.
  • To bring structure, discipline and install pride back to DSU football
Blount's resume is very impressive with over 90 wins when he was coaching at Winston-Salem State University for 16 years. He also did a very good job helping with academics where he help Winston-Salem State's football team increase from 42% graduation rate in 1993 to a 80% graduation rate 2009.

After reading his resume and his accomplishments on and off the field its time to begin rebuilding the Hornets football team. It will take a while for the Hornets football team to get back to the promise land but with Blount's attitude and coaching skills, I'm pretty sure DSU will go back to their winning ways as soon as possible. Will it happen when the season starts in September 2011? Only time will tell. Good luck to coach Kermit Blount and welcome to the Delaware State Hornet family.