Hawks have tough night at Boston College, fall 73-57
Nov. 16, 2016

CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts -

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore shot 36 percent from the field, 57 percent from the free throw line and was outrebounded 49-33 in a 73-57 loss at Boston College on Tuesday night (Nov. 15).

“As a coaching staff, we look for that consistency of effort,” head coach Bobby Collins said. “Tonight we didn’t make the second and third effort that we needed to have a chance to win the game. We have got to get everybody on the same page. We are still far away and there is still a lot of uncertainty about this team. We are going to turn the corner.”

The Eagles (1-1) were playing on the heels of a 79-73 loss to Nicholls State to open the season and had lost 20 straight games dating back to last season.

Boston College got out to a 41-31 lead before the half and the Hawks got no closer than seven points (49-42, at the 12:19 mark) in the second half. The Eagles won the battle in the paint 32-22, scored 14 points off turnovers, had eight second-chance points, scored 10 points off the fast break and the BC bench outscored the Shore 31-18.

“That was a desperate team,” Collins said. “They had to come out and they had to fight and play the way they played tonight in order to beat us. I told our guys that in order for us to win tonight we had to be great and play with great effort. Give me great effort and I’ll take whatever happens. Therefore, I’m not totally pleased with the outcome of the game because I don’t think we played with the effort I know we are capable of.”


 

 

The Eagles made 4-of-10 from behind the arc in the first half and score 20 points in the paint when they built the initial lead and then held off the Hawks after the break.

“They knocked down some 3s and it kind of opened it up for them a little bit,” Collins said. “We didn’t make the second and third effort to close out those 3-point shooters. They beat us in transition and again that’s second and third effort to get to those shooters.”

Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) led The Shore with 14 points, adding a pair of blocks and five boards, but did turn the ball over a team-high five times. Logan McIntosh (Atlanta, Georgia) added 11 points off the bench and dished out five assists, while Dontae Caldwell (Santa Ana, California) pulled down 10 rebounds off the bench.

Derrico Peck, a graduate student who played two seasons at Northeastern University, had five points, eight rebounds and five steals in his return to Boston.

Eastern Shore will next play at Wichita State (0-1) on Sunday (Nov. 20) at 2 p.m. The Shockers

All games can be heard locally on Fox Sports Radio 960 AM WTGM or on www.EasternShoreHawks.com. Will DeBoer will have the call Sunday from Wichita, Kansas on the Hawks Sports Radio Network.

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