Monmouth gave Hampton their third consecutive loss in a 69-56 contest at OceanFirst Bank Center on Friday night. The Lady Hawks got off to a good start, going into halftime with a 34-32 lead. They then continued to outscore the Lady Pirates 35-24 in the second half to come away with the victory.
Lucy Thomas led the way for Monmouth, putting up 12 points to go along with six boards. As a team, the Lady Hawks shot 42% from the field, 32% from behind the arc, and 74% from the free throw line. The advanced stats told a similar story, as the team put up 0.92 points per possession on 55% true shooting.
Nylah Young recorded 16 points and six rebounds to lead the way for Hampton. As a team, the Lady Pirates shot 25-of-65 from the field and 2-of-4 from three. Their shooting was part of larger offensive struggles that contributed to the loss. Hampton only mustered 0.8 points per possession on 40% true shooting.
Both teams face their next test on January 29. Monmouth gets Northeastern fresh off recent win of its own, while Hampton has a shot to rebound against a struggling Hofstra squad. The Lady Hawks will look to keep their momentum rolling and earn another win. On the other side, the Lady Pirates will try to turn things around.
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