FIRST HALF STRUGGLES LEAD UMES TO FALL, 108-74, TO COLUMBIA
Nov. 15, 2010
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Four players from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore scored in double digits but it wasn't enough as they fell, 108-74, to Columbia University Monday night at Francis S. Levien Gymnasium.
The Hawks were outscored 57-26 in the first half and gave up eight 3-pointers, five of which were to Steve Frankoski.
"They really snowballed us in the first half," said head coach Frankie Allen. "We took two timeouts to try to stop it, but we just couldn't stop them. Our defense has got to get better in order for us to win."
Three UMES players scored 11 points in juniors Dishawn Bradshaw (Baltimore, Md.) and Tyler Hines (Sicklerville, N.J.) and redshirt junior Hillary Haley (Oxon Hill, Md.). Redshirt senior Tim Burns (Franklinville, N.J.) chipped in ten points of his own.
Senior Kevin White (Brooklyn, N.Y.) neared his 18th career double-double with eight points and nine assists.
Hines led the team in rebound with six, five of which were on the offensive end.
The Lions started the game quickly, taking a 7-0 lead before senior Freddy Obame Obame (Libreville, Gabon) banked in a left-handed layup at the 17:48 mark.
With 12:16 remaining in the first half, Burns passed through three defenders to White who dumped the ball off to Haley for an easy lay-in in the paint to make the score 30-9. At the 9:36 mark, White made another nice play as he drove to the hoop and swished a lay-in to make things 33-15.
The Hawks went into the locker room, down by 31 points.
UMES started the second half with a basket by Bradshaw and a huge 3-point shot from Haley. At the 16:26 mark, White put in another layup before dishing out a 3-point assist to freshman Louis Bell (Washington, D.C.).
Bradshaw hit a 3-point shot with 14:14 remaining to make things 76-41. Just over a minute later at the 13:04 mark, freshman Mike Spence (Irvington, N.J.) came up with an easy open lay-in to bring the score to 79-44.
The Hawks then scored five unanswered points with baskets by Burns and Hines and a free throw from Obame Obame.
With 7:52 on the clock, Bradshaw grabbed a defensive rebound and dished it to Burns for a one-handed floater. UMES would bring it within 24 points with just over four minutes remaining with a layup by Hines. This would be the last field goal of the game for the Hawks as their final five points would come off of free throws.
"We definitely showed progress as the game went on and the stats show that since we were only outscored by three in the second half," said Allen. "The guys didn't give up and gave it their all coming out of halftime."
Frankoski led all scorers with 19 points, all in the first half, and Asenso Ampim had a game-high nine rebounds.
UMES continues their road trip with a 7:30 p.m. game on Wednesday night at American University in Washington, D.C.
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