Hawks look to rebound at Bethune-Cookman
Jan. 21, 2017

DAYTONA, Florida - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore looks to get back to winning ways on Saturday (Jan. 21) as they face Bethune-Cookman, at 6 p.m.

The Hawks dropped their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference home game of the season to Howard when they faltered late at the Hytche Center.

The Wildcats (4-14, 1-4 MEAC) have also struggled to start conference play, but will be back on their own campus in Moore Gymnasium for the first time this season as the face Eastern Shore. Damage from Hurricane Matthew sent them all over Southeastern Florida for their six home games to start the season.

The Wildcats snapped a seven-game losing streak and posted their first road victory of the year in 11 tries (12 including a neutral site) with Monday's 82-76 victory at Florida A&M.

Junior guard Brandon Tabb leads the Wildcats and the MEAC in scoring at 19.8 points per game, including 20.2 in league games.

B-CU shot season-bests of 48 percent from the field and 84 percent from the line and got 29 points from Tabb and 21 from sophomore Quinton Forrest in the win against the Rattlers.

The Wildcats have four players averaging double-digit points including Tabb, Forrest (12.4), Reggie Baker (13.6) and Diamante Lewis (10.3). Tabb (5.7 rpg) and Forrest (5.3) also lead the team in rebounding.



The Hawks (4-14, 1-2 MEAC) have struggled form the field this season, but have taken care of the ball and are second in the MEAC in turnovers per game (12) behind only South Carolina State.

Senior Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) leads the team in scoring with 15.7 points per game and rebounding with 5.9 per game.

Junior Ryan Andino (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is second on the team in scoring 13.7 and is coming off a zero-point performance against the Bison. Sophomore Dontae Caldwell (Santa Ana, California) averages 5.1 rebounds and 7.9 points per game, while junior Logan McIntosh (Atlanta, Georgia) leads the team with 4.6 assists per game to go with 8.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.

Bethune-Cookman leads the all-time series 47-23. The Hawks won last years contest 74-72 on a Devin Martin field goal with 19 seconds left.

Eastern Shore associate head coach Clifford Reed, spent over 10 years as the head coach of Bethune-Cookman University from 2001-11. In 291 games leading the Wildcats, Reed posted a 125-166 record, the last three of which were all winning seasons. He also He played two season at Bethune-Cookman from 1989-1991 and was named Second Team All-MEAC as a senior.

Games can be heard locally on Fox Sports Radio 960 AM WTGM or on www.EasternShoreHawks.com. Will DeBoer will have the call Saturday from Daytona Beach, Florida on The Shore Sports Network.

Season tickets for the 2016-2017 season are on sale now starting at just $125, for all mens and womens home games. Did you know that a purchasing a season ticket helps all sports at Maryland Eastern Shore, not just basketball?  To purchase season tickets, click here. For more information about the 1ticKet Drive, log on to the web at easternshorehawks.com or call 410-651-6499.  Its time to show your #HawkPride!

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