Hawks to face Hokies on the road
Logan McIntosh leads the team in assists.
Dec. 7, 2016

BLACKSBURG, Virginia -

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore finally got in the win column during a brief stop at the William P. Hytche Center and then hit to the road again.

Wednesdays (Dec. 7) opponent is Virginia Tech as the Hawks (1-7) tangle with the Hokies (6-1) at 8:30 p.m., at Cassell Coliseum. It is the first of six straight road games to close out 2016.

Virginia Tech is off to a strong start that includes a win at Michigan Nov. 30 during the ACC Big 10 Challenge. Its one loss came at home against Texas A&M. Virginia Tech is off to its best start since 2012-13 when it opened 7-0. 

Senior forward Zach LeDay leads the Hokies in points (16.6) and rebounds (7.4) per game despite coming off the bench in all seven contests. The South Florida transfer made a quick impact in his first season in Blacksburg last year, scoring 15.5 points and corralling 7.9 boards per contest, earning honorable mention All-ACC honors in the process. 

Senior Bakari Copeland (Decatur, Georgia) still leads the Hokies in scoring and rebounding (14 points, 5.9 rebounds), but junior Ryan Andino (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is hot on his trail at 13.5 points per game and had made a team-high 31-of-67 (46.3 percent) from behind the 3-point arc this season. Sophomore Dontae Caldwell (Santa, Ana, California) has come on strong on the glass recently and averages 4.9 rebounds per game.


 

 

Logan McIntosh, who recently moved into the starting lineup for the Hawks, is averaging 11.3 points, 3.9 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals, but has 17 turnovers — two shy of Copelands team-high 19.

Hawks assistant coach Ace Custis was an All-American at Virginia Tech in 1997 and won an NIT Championship in 1995. Custis played for Virginia tech from 1993-97 and became just the third Hokie to join the 1,000-1,000 club (1,706 points; 1,777 rebounds). He was named all-conference each of his final three seasons and Virginia Tech retired Custis number 20 in 2007, making him just the fourth former Hokie to earn the recognition. Custis still ranks 11th in school history and third in rebounds.

This is the teams second trip to Blacksburg during his tenure as an assistant.

The Bobby Collins era at Eastern Shore opened two seasons ago with a 71-46 loss to Virginia Tech on the road at Cassell Coliseum. Andino scored a team-high 11 points in his collegiate debut, while Mike Myers (9 pts, 10 rebounds) came one point shy of a double-double. 

The game is the second half of a mens and womens doubleheader that starts at 6 p.m. with Central Connecticut University womens squad taking on the Hokies.

Games can be heard locally on Fox Sports Radio 960 AM WTGM or on www.EasternShoreHawks.com. Will DeBoer will have the call from Blacksburg Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. 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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