Hawks to host Wildcats for Monday tilt
Feb. 13, 2017


When the University of Maryland Eastern Shore last saw Bethune-Cookman, the Hawks were coming off a demoralizing home loss to Howard.

The Wildcats (5-19, 2-8 MEAC) were looking for a second win in a row for the first time this season.

The Hawks (8-17, 5-5 MEAC) came out on the good end of an 82-79 decision in Daytona back on Jan. 21, and kicked off what would become a three-game win streak. But the return engagement comes on Monday (Feb. 13) as the Wildcats visit the William P. Hytche Athletic center for a 7:30 p.m. tussle.

Bethune still hasnt won two straight as they fight for conference relevance and a short-handed Hawks roster faltered late at Norfolk on Saturday to even their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference mark at 5-5. The Wildcats are second in the league in assists per game (14.3), second in steals (7.8), second in assist to turnover ratio (1.1), second in offensive rebounds (13.2) and first in turnover margin (+2.41) despite being tied for 11th place in the standings.

The Hawks are in seventh place in the MEAC.

After slowing down a bit, Wildcats junior guard Brandon Tabb ranks third the MEAC in scoring at 18.8 points per game and third in steals per contest. The Hawks held Tabb to 4-of-16 shooting and 11 points last month on the road.

Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) is still the heartbeat of the Hawks averaging 16.7 points per game (5th MEAC), including 19.0 PPG in league play. Copeland has eclipsed the 20-point mark eight times and scored in double digits in 13 straight contests.



Senior Marc Seylan (Paris, France) has filled in admirable for the injured Dontae Caldwell (Santa Ana, California). Seylan pulled down seven rebounds at Norfolk State on Saturday and has played more minutes (57) in the last two games than the rest of the conference schedule combined (49).

Bethune-Cookman leads the all-time series 47-24.

In the last meeting, Logan McIntoshs finger roll with a minute to go capped a 14-point second half comeback as the Hawks stunned the Wildcats 82-79 at Moore Gymnasium. Bakari Copeland scored 24 points with 10 rebounds to lead Eastern Shore, and McIntosh finished with 15 points and seven assists. 

The Monday game will open a season-high three-game home stand which also includes contests against North Carolina Central for Homecoming (Feb. 18) and North Carolina A&T (Feb. 20).

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 from the William P. Hytche Athletic Center on The Shore Sports Network.

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