Hawks hoping to hold off Hornets on the road
Feb. 24, 2017


The University of Maryland Eastern Shore likely needs to win two of its final three games to get a favorable seed in the upcoming Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament. The Hawks (10-18, 7-6 MEAC) begin to tackle that challenge Saturday (Feb. 25) when they travel to Delaware State (9-20, 6-8 MEAC), which tied for 8th place, but lurking just 1.5 games behind The Shore in the conference standings.

The 4 p.m. contest is the second half of a mens and womens doubleheader.

Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) Copeland ranks fifth in the MEAC with 17.3 points per game, including 19.9 in league play. Copeland has eclipsed the 20-point mark 10 times (eight in MEAC play), including a career-high 29 in a triple-overtime win over N.C. A&T on Feb. 20.

That game was also Copelands seventh career double-double as he finished with 10 rebounds. He averages 6.4 rebounds a game.

Isaac Taylor (Wachapreague, Virginia) put up a career-high 17 points in that game against the Aggies and has averaged 9.6 points over the last 12 games.

Junior point guard Logan McIntosh (Atlanta, Georgia) averages 8.8 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds.

Junior Ryan Andino (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is second on the team in scoring at 13.6 points per game, but has had a rough time of it lately scoring in single digits in four of the last six games. He did go off for 24 (Coppin State) and 22 (Bethune-Cookman) in the other two games.



Delaware States season has been defined by streaks, for better or worse. The Hornets have seen losing skids of five, four, and six games. DSU recently pulled off a four-game winning streak from Feb. 1-11, including a pair of overtime wins in Florida. They have since lost two in a row.

Sophomore guard Devin Morgan is the Hornets Energizer Bunny. The Chester, Virginia, native leads the team with 14.8 points per game (13th in MEAC) and 3.2 assists (10th in MEAC), ranking second in the league with 35.8 minutes per game. The leagues reigning Rookie of the Year averaged 16.8 points and five rebounds over DSUs four-game winning streak earlier this month.

Separated by just 75 miles, the Hawks and Hornets will play the 127th edition of the Route 13 Rivalry. The teams split last seasons matchups with Delaware State winning 75-71 in Dover and Eastern Shore winning 74-65 in Princess Anne. The Hawks hold a 66-60 advantage overall, while the Hornets have won 13 of 19 over the last 10 seasons. The teams first recorded matchup came in the 1948-49 season when Eastern Shore beat Delaware State 46-43 at home.

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 Dover, Delaware on The Shore Sports Network.

Season tickets for the 2016-2017 season are still on sale 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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