Hawks fall at Southeastern Louisiana, 85-75
Nov. 30, 2016

Final Stats

HAMMOND, Louisiana - Maryland Eastern Shore (0-7) started Wednesday's game at Southeastern Louisiana (5-3) with a flourish, going up 8-0 to start the contest and holding an advantage for the first 10 minutes of the half.

But the Lions capitalized on 16 Hawks turnovers, a parade to the free throw line where they shot 32-of-46 and pulled away for an 85-75 victory.

"I thought we played with a lot of effort," head coach Bobby Collins said. "We gave ourselves a chance. The thing about this game was that we didn't go and take this game. We had opportunities but we missed a lot of layups. We missed three-on-one opportunities. We missed free throws. In the opportunities, we had to make a run, the run killer happened."

The Shore was still within striking distance trailing 32-26 with 3:47 to go in the first half, but the Lions closed the half on a 13-3 run and led 45-29 at the break.

The Hawks started the second half on a 5-0 run cutting the lead to 45-34.

But the fouls piled up and the lead hovered right around 10 for most of the second half.

Eastern Shore committed 35 fouls to the Lions' 17, while Dontae Caldwell (Santa Ana California) and Thomas Rivera (Harlem, New York) each fouled out.



"We have to be able to adjust to the way they are calling the game," Collins said. "I thought with both teams there were a lot of calls at both ends. We gave ourselves a chance, but we just didn't make the smart plays down the stretch. That is part of learning how to play and learning how to win. Eventually, we are going to get that part and then we'll be a very dangerous team in the conference."

The Shore outrebounded an opponent for the first time this season, topping the Lions on the glass 39-38. Caldwell led the way with 10 rebounds and chipped in seven points. Ryan Andino (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) led the team in scoring with 17 -- including 5-of-6 from behind the arc. Senior Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. Logan McIntosh (Atlanta, Georgia) had six assists, nine rebounds and seven points in his first start of the season. Rivera added eight points and Michael Chambers (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) scored nine.

"We did a lot of good things too," Collins said. "I'm encouraged by that. I'm pleased that we did fight and gave ourselves a chance. This is a tough place to play on the road. This is our fourth game of this road trip and I thought we went out and gave a great effort."

The Hawks will next return home to the William P. Hytche Athletic Center to face Central Penn College on Monday Dec. 5. The Knights compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). It is the Shore's only home game in the month of December.

"I'm happy we are going to have a couple days to sleep in our own beds," Collins said. "Our guys have to get their rest and they can't lose their focus. We can't take steps back from what we gained on this road trip. Central Penn is not going to be an easy fight because that's a team that has nothing to lose, but everything to gain."

Games can be heard locally on Fox Sports Radio 960 AM WTGM or on www.EasternShoreHawks.com. Will DeBoer and David Byrd will have the call Monday on the Hawks Sports Radio Network.

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