DOVER, Del.- Delaware State University forward Keyanna Tate (so; Beltsville, Md.) has been honored by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for her play last week.
Tate was named MEAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week after totaling 16 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in two games for the Lady Hornets last week (1-1). In addition, she tallied 21 points on nine-of-14 shooting from the field (64.3%) in the two games. In Delaware State's 84-83 overtime win at Houston Baptist on Saturday (Jan. 5), Tate contributed 12 points (5-8 FGs), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. She had nine points (4-6 FGs), nine rebounds, two blocks and a steals in the Lady Hornets' overtime loss to the University of Houston the following day.
For the season, Tate is second on the team in rebounding (6.1 pg) and fourth in scoring (7.0 ppg).
The MEAC also cited Delaware State's Tierra Hawkins (so.; Clinton, Md.) among its Other Top Performers last week.
Hawkins had 39 points and 15 rebounds in DSU's two games last week, highlighted by a career-high 29 points and 11 rebounds in the Lady Hornets' 84-83 overtime win at Houston Baptist last Saturday. She scored the game-winning points in the contest as time expired in overtime.
The Delaware State women's basketball team (3-11 overall; 1-1 MEAC) returns to action on Jan. 14 at home against cross-town rival Wesley. Game time is 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.