The Shore soars away from Coppin State, 78-57
Feb. 5, 2017

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PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland -  The University of Maryland Eastern Shore got double digits scoring from four different players -- including a game-high 24 from junior Ryan Andino -- as it overwhelmed visiting Coppin State 78-57.

The Hawks (8-16, 5-4 MEAC) shot 56 percent from the field and led from the 14:43 mark of the first half on, despite being without sophomore Dontae Caldwell (Santa Ana, California) who missed the game with an ankle sprain. In his absence, Marc Seylan (Paris, France) played a career-high 30 minutes.

"Obviously, we were a man down without Dontae Caldwell," Collins said. "He's a big part of what we do. But Marc just stepped up and played solid for us. And it gave us a little better chemistry because he's not worrying about offense. He's just worrying about getting the ball to the people that score."

The Shore employed a 3-2 zone that was supremely effective especially when Derrico Peck (Atlanta, Georgia) was playing out front. The press also caused the Eagles problems they never seemed to solve.


 

 

"I thought our three-quarter court soft press really hurt them," Collins said. "It has been beneficial for us. When your team struggles to defend in the half court, you have to do other things and that is what we are doing."

Eastern Shore used the defense to force 23 Eagles turnovers and scored 33 points off those miscues.

 "They had 16 turnovers at the half, so they did a little better job after the break taking care of the ball, but we did call the press off a little bit because our guys were getting tired," Collins said.

Point guard Logan McIntosh (Atlanta, Georgia) scored 13 points and added four assists and a pair of steals. Senior Thomas Rivera (Harlem, New York) chipped in 10 points and three assists. Senior Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) scored 11 and grabbed seven rebounds.

The Eagles (5-19, 4-5 MEAC) outrebounded Eastern Shore 35-25, but were held to 39 percent shooting from the field and converted just 16-of-25 free throws.

The Hawks will now be off until Saturday (Feb. 11) when they travel to Norfolk State.

Games can be heard locally on Fox Sports Radio 960 AM WTGM or on www.EasternShoreHawks.com. Will DeBoer will have the call Saturday from Joseph G. Echols Hall on The Shore Sports Network.

Season tickets for the 2016-2017 season are on sale now starting at just $125, for all men's and women's home games. Did you know that a purchasing a season ticket helps all sports at Maryland Eastern Shore, not just basketball?  To purchase season tickets, click here. For more information about the 1ticKet Drive, log on to the web at easternshorehawks.com or call 410-651-6499.  It's time to show your #HawkPride!


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