Tigers walk away with 56-50 win over Howard
WASHINGTON DC- After Tuesday’s game against Towson was canceled, the Tigers played their first game in 13 days when they faced the Howard University Bison. While Memphis struggled to find their place in the game, the Tigers remained stable in the end and took the victory 56-50.
After tonight’s win, Memphis drops to 8-2 on aggregate.
Memphis took an early lead to start the game; after consecutive baskets of Tyler frierson and a deep three-point Madison Griggs, Jamirah Shutes would add a driving layup as well as two free throws to give the Tigers a 17-8 lead.
Howard found his shooting hands in the second quarter, starting with an 11-0 streak to take their first lead of the night.
Brooklyn Fort-Davis led the way for the Bison with seven of their 12 points in the game in the second quarter.
Shutes would kick off Memphis’ offense in the second quarter with a three-point shot from the corner with just over six minutes left in the half. Frierson would add back-to-back quick lay-ups while Maya stovall made his way to the basket for a layup to keep the Tigers in the game.
Memphis and Howard would draw 28-28 at halftime.
It was a battle in the second half, but the Tigers fight was too strong.
Jatyjia jones opened with four straight runs while giving Memphis the lead. The Bison fought and stayed on hand, but Griggs would exhaust her second deep buzzer batsman of the year when she sank one when time expired to give the Tigers a 41-40 lead before the Last 10 minutes.
Memphis would maintain their lead throughout the fourth quarter and got 11 free throw assist from Griggs, Shutes and Emani jefferson. The Tigers would retain the victory 56-50 and go up to 8-2 on aggregate.
Tyler frierson and Jamirah Shutes led the way with 12 points each while Madison Griggs added eight points off the bench.
The Tigers will close out the 2021 action on Monday afternoon when they host Colonels from Nicholls. Kick-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Coverage of the game can be found on ESPN + and on News Talk 98.9 The Roar of Memphis with Sources Tyler On call.