Alexus Hicks and Ciani Byrom lead a second-half three-point barrage, powering the No. 7 Hawks past the No. 10 Hornets 77-60. Eastern Shore will next face No. 2 Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00.
The Hawks use a 62-8 second half swing to overwhelm Wesley College, 97-30, at the Hytche Center.
Batchelor on Eaton: "Keke is a high motor, intangible player that impacts both ends. Her length and quickness allows her to attack the basket at-will."
2016-17: Started the first 19 games before suffering an injury, returned to play the final two contests ... Competed in 21 games and led the club in free throws made (53) ... produced career-highs in points (19) and steals (4) in season opener versus Cheyney (11/11/16) ... recorded 14 points at East Carolina (12/04/16) ... registered 16 points after going a perfect 8-of-8 from the charity stripe in the win over Saint Francis (Pa.) (12/16/16) ... filled the stat sheet in victory over Florida Atlantic (12/17/16), recording seven points, five boards, four steals (career-high), and two assists ... scored 11 points at USC-Upstate (12/30/16) ... recorded 10 points versus Howard (01/14/17) ... registered 18 points in the road win at Bethune-Cookman (01/21/17) ... tallied 14 points and five assists (career-high) versus South Carolina State (01/28/17) ... produced 15 points versus Savannah State (01/30/17) ... had 10 points in the road win at Hampton (02/01/17) ... ended her sophomore campaign with 11 points versus Hampton (03/09/17) ... named to the 2017 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2015-16: Played all 28 regular season games and started the final 14 contests ... Named team's Rookie of the Year ... finished second on the team in three-point percentage (31%) and third in free throws made (39) and total steals (23) ... In her collegiate debut versus Georgetown (11/13/15), she played six minutes and recorded a steal ... Registered nine points and five boards in the home win over USC-Upstate (11/15/15) ... Posted 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting in the win over Cheyney (11/24/15) ... In her first collegiate start againt Morgan State (01/11/16), she recorded seven points and six rebounds in a career-high 37 minutes ... Scored 10 points at Coppin State (01/30/16) ... Posted eight points and eight boards in the road win at Howard (02/01/16) ... Registered a career-high 12 rebounds versus Norfolk State (02/08/16) ... Tallied a season-high 12 points against South Carolina State (02/20/16) ... Tied a season-high with 12 points in the home victory over Florida A&M (02/22/16) ... Grabbed nine boards in the road win at Delaware State (02/27/16).
High School/Club: A letterman in basketball … Earned numerous honors, including three-time All-Tournament selection, two-time All-Conference, All-Northwest honoree, and Most Valuable Player (MVP) … Guided her squad to multiple team accomplishments, including a undefeated regular season … Netted 30 points in a game and made eight threes in a game too.
Personal: Nickname is Keke … Born June 2, 1997 in North Carolina … Daughter of Keya Eaton … Has one sister, Amaya … Major is Biology ... Pre-game routine/superstition is listening to music … Most influential person is her mother … Best advice received/favorite saying is, “Accept the things you cannot change” … Personal athletic goal before the season is becoming a better player … Personal best sports moment is scoring the tying basket to force overtime against her rival … Personal athletic goal before graduation is becoming an important role player … Keke’s mother is her number one fan.