Howard women ranked 18th in NJCAA polls
HERALD Photo/Adam Coleman â€” Howard Collegeâ€™s Twyla Ards looks to make a pass in the Hawksâ€™ game against Lubbock Christian earlier this season. Howard College is ranked No. 18 in the nation.
The new NJCAA National Polls were released Wednesday morning and a familiar face was in the Top 25 for womenâ€™s basketball.
The Howard College Hawks basketball team stepped in at No. 18 in the polls. The team is off to a 6-0 start this season, firing on all cylinders and defeating their opponents by an average of 44 points.
â€śThis team has a great sense of teamwork,â€ť head coach Earl Diddle said. â€śWith their intense level of overall play, they have been able to put together some strong wins and see some success.â€ť
The balanced attack of Howardâ€™s offensive and defensive performance is giving the Hawks an advantage over their opponents. With a No. 1 ranked defense in the country holding teams to an average of 42 points per game paired with a No. 3 ranked offense averaging 88 points per game, the Hawks are making a name for themselves.
â€śWeâ€™re pleased with the ranking but have a lot of work to do in order to continue our improvement and play solid, consistent basketball throughout the season,â€ť Diddle said. â€śWeâ€™ll just take it one game at a time and focus on putting more marks in the win column.â€ť
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