Spartans take back lead late, to win eighth straight
Eastern Shore comes up empty on 13-day road swing
Road contest comes before home opener on Sunday
JUCO guard rounds out 2015-16 recruiting class
The Hawks surge in front early in the second half and hold off a late Rattler charge to win 86-79 on the road.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore battled back from as many as 13 points down, took its first lead of the second half with just over 9 minutes to go and held the lead (75-74) as late as the 5:15 mark of the second half on Monday against Savannah State. But it was the Tigers (10-12, 7-2 MEAC) who came out on top 87-82.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore got an all-around standout performance from Senior Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) and what head coach Bobby Collins called "a total game" from his squad on Saturday in a 92-69 win against visiting South Carolina State.
The Shore topped Central Penn in the team's final home game of December.
Maryland Eastern Shore vs. Virginia Tech Men's Basketball December 7, 2016
Senior Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) poured in 21 points -- including 14 in the second half -- and grabbed four rebounds as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (0-1) dropped a close season opener at George Washington 75-71.
Lees-McRae 2013-14: Started in 22 of 27 games played for the Division II squad, averaging 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assista and 1.4 steals... Shot 86 percent from the free throw line...
Personal: Son of Tonya Moore and Michael Chambers... Has one brother, Semaj Hardy and one sister, Teyonna Hardy... Majoring in Sociology... Pre-game routine includes listening to music... People who have influenced him the mosta re his parents "because no matter the circumstances, they've always found a way to get it done."... Person best non-athletic accomplishment is earning an associates degeree... Favorite saying "Pain is temporary"... Hobbies outside of sports include spending time with family and lifting weights... Favorite book "The Gun" by Paul Langan... Favorite movie Money Talks...Personal athletic goals for the season are to improve his IQ, strength and conditioning... Personal athletic goals before graduation are growth as a player and to make his family name stick... "Mike" is extremly family oriented and loves to learn...
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