Hofstra broke their streak of five consecutive losses, defeating Hampton in a 72-58 contest on Thursday night at Hampton University Convocation Center. The Pride got off to a good start, going into halftime with a 41-33 lead. They then continued to outscore the Lady Pirates 31-25 in the second half to come away with the victory.
Sorelle Ineza led the way for Hofstra, putting up 24 points. As a team, the Pride shot 56% from the field, 40% from behind the arc, and 55% from the free throw line. The advanced stats told a similar story, as the team put up 0.88 points per possession on 62% true shooting.
Nylah Young recorded 22 points and eight rebounds, and Dlayla Chakolis added another eight points to lead Hampton. As a team, the Lady Pirates struggled to get things going offensively, scoring just 0.72 points per possession on 29% shooting from the field. It was a tough day from three-point range. The team’s shooters combined to go just 0-of-10 from deep.
These teams will have little time to prep for their next test, as each plays next on March 4. Hofstra visits William & Mary, while Hampton faces Delaware at home. The Pride will look to keep their momentum rolling and earn another win. On the other side, the Lady Pirates will get a shot to recover from this loss.
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