Hawks drop home MEAC contest to Howard
Jan. 14, 2017

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore fell behind early in its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference home opener against Howard, holding the lead just once in the first half, 6-4, and trailed by 11 at the break.

The Shore fought back in the second half, but fell 74-66.

The Hawks (4-14, 1-2 MEAC) chopped an 18-point second-half lead down to just four (64-60) after a Logan McIntosh (Atlanta, Georgia) layup with 3:56 to go.

But the Hawks turned the ball over once and missed nine field goals and a free throw over the final four minutes, while Howard clung to the lead.

Senior Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) led all scorers with 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for his fourth career double-double.

Sophomore Isaac Taylor (Wachapreague, Virginia) chipped in 10 points in 21 minutes.

Junior Logan McIntosh (Atlanta, Georgia) got into early foul trouble, but finished with 16 points and five rebounds including 14 points in the second half.

Howard (4-13, 1-1 MEAC), was playing without 2015-16 MEAC Player of the Year James Daniels because of an ankle injury and was down to just eight scholarship players due to other injuries.

But it was helped by double-digit scoring by three different players including 17 from freshman William Charles and 16 by James Miller.

The rebounding battle was dead even, 40-40, while the Hawks forced the shorthanded Bison into 16 turnovers, while coughing it up 10 times. Maryland Eastern Shore shot 32 percent from the field and 11 percent (2-of-19) from behind the arc. Howard hit 52 percent of its field goals and was 5-of-15 (33 percent) from 3.



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