Hawks’ Season Ends against Norfolk State
March 6, 2018

Final Stats

NORFOLK, Virginia -

Maryland Eastern Shore mens basketball saw its season come to an end in the opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament on Monday night. The 12th-seeded Hawks bowed to fifth-seeded Norfolk State 78-68 at Scope Arena.

The Hawks finish the season at 7-25 overall. The Spartans (14-18) will face No. 4 North Carolina A&T State in the MEAC quarterfinals on Thursday night.

I thought we gave a valiant effort, said Hawks head coach Bobby Collins after the season-ending loss. In this game you cant make mistakes. We didnt make the plays we needed to win, but I thought we played hard. My hat goes off to this team, they played well.

Norfolk State led wire-to-wire and threatened to run the Hawks out of the building early, taking a 14-3 lead in the first seven minutes. Eastern Shore fell behind by as many as 12 in the first half but pushed their way back in it late in the first half.

Down 32-21, Logan McIntosh (Atlanta, Georgia) hit a couple free throws, then Sean Hoggs (Lawrenceville, New Jersey) and Cameron Bacote (Hampton, Virginia) nailed back-to-back layups to cut the deficit to 32-27 at the 1:12 mark. The Spartans pushed it back to 10 at the break, though, behind free throws from Preston Bungei and a late three from Derrik Jamerson, Jr.


 

 

Miryne Thomas (Cleveland, Ohio) spearheaded an early second half surge to get the Hawks back to 39-33, but Norfolk State went on another long run and eventually extended the lead to 68-48 with 7:39 to go. The Hawks then made their final push, cutting the deficit to 10 behind a 12-2 run over the next four minutes. Ahmad Frost hit a free throw at the 3:15 mark to make it 70-60 Spartans.

Ten was as close as The Shore would get, though, as the teams played even over the final three minutes of the game.

McIntosh finished his final collegiate game with a team-high 14 points and five assists.

Logan is going to do well in life, said Collins. I just wish the best for him. He didnt get to play with the players we built this team to play with in his final year, but hes going to do well in life.

Playing in his home region, Bacote chipped in 14 points for the Hawks off the bench. MEAC All-Rookie selection Thomas muscled his way to his seventh double-double of the year with 12 points and 14 boards.

Steven Whitley flirted with a triple-double to lead the Spartans, going for a game-high 16 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. Jamerson knocked down five treys for 15 points, one of five NSU players to crack double figures.

The Hawks kept pace with the Spartans in the second half by shooting 13-of-26 from the floor and 13-of-17 from the free-throw line. Eastern Shore shot 44 percent for the game, while Norfolk State shot 27-of-55 for 49.1 percent, including a red-hot 11-of-19 from three.

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