Bison Blitz Hawks, Sweep Season Series
Feb. 12, 2018

Final Stats

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia - -

Maryland Eastern Shore mens basketball fell behind by 28 at halftime as Howard cruised to an 84-56 win on Monday night at Burr Gymnasium.

Tyler Jones (Atlantic City, New Jersey) hit the first bucket of the game, a layup to put the Hawks (6-21, 2-10 MEAC) up 2-0. R.J. Cole answered with a deep three to put the Bison (8-19, 5-6 MEAC) on top. After a few minutes of competitive action, HU went on a 12-2 run to make it 24-10 at the 9:35 mark of the first half.

Dalique Mingos three with 12 seconds before the break put the Bison up 44-16 at halftime. It was the Hawks lowest-scoring first half since they netted just 16 on Dec. 10 at Liberty. Howards Charles Williams outscored Eastern Shore by himself with 17 first-half points.

Howard fell asleep at the wheel for most of the second half, and the Hawks worked the deficit down to 63-50 with 5:40 to go. Fortunate soon ran out for Eastern Shore, though, as the Bison put one final surge together to push the lead back to 28. The two teams played the second half even at 40-40.

Miryne Thomas (Cleveland, Ohio) scored all 18 of his points in the second half. He also snared 11 rebounds, giving him his sixth double-double of the season and fourth in his last five games.

Jones scored 15 for The Shore, while Colen Gaynor (Berlin, Maryland) netted 10.


 

 

Williams, the reigning MEAC Rookie of the Year, led all scorers with 28 points. His soon-to-be-successor in the Rookie of the Year chase Cole stuffed the stat sheet with 18 points, nine rebounds, and six assists, although the Hawks tagged him for eight turnovers. Mingo finished close behind for the Bison with 17 points.

Howard has now won five straight games over Eastern Shore dating back two seasons. The Hawks have not won at Burr Gymnasium since Feb. 27, 2010.

Eastern Shore heads down to North Carolina for a pair of games next weekend, starting on Saturday afternoon at defending league champions North Carolina Central. Tip from McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium is set for 4 p.m. Saturdays game will be broadcast locally on flagship radio station Fox Sports 960 AM WTGM and online at EasternShoreHawks.com. Pregame coverage starts at 3:45 p.m. with Will DeBoer on the call for The Shore Sports Network.

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