Hawks Grounded In Road Loss At FAMU
Jan. 23, 2017

Final Stats

Tallahassee, Fla. - After knocking off previously unbeaten Bethune-Cookman, the league's top scoring squad was grounded as they were defeated by Florida A&M (FAMU), 59-49, inside the Al Lawson Center. As a result, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women's Basketball team was held to a season-low 49 points in the loss.

Despite outshooting FAMU from the floor, Eastern Shore could not find a rhythm from behind the arc as they shot only 20-percent (4-of-20).

Senior guard Mariah McCoy (Rock Hill, S.C.) led the way with a team-high 13 points on 60-percent (6-of-10) shooting from the field. Off the bench, Florida native Ra'Jean Martin (Jacksonville) netted 12 points in a losing effort.

Nearly three minutes into the third, a jumper from FAMU's Shakerrya Morrison extended the Rattlers lead to seven, 32-25. The Shore battled back and sliced the margin down to four, 36-32, after a pair of freebies from sophomore guard Keyera Eaton (Winston-Salem, N.C.) with 38 ticks left in the period. Moments later, Florida A&M's Shalaunda Burney-Robinson made a layup and put the Rattlers ahead after three, 38-32.

Midway through the fourth, FAMU ballooned their advantage to double-digits, 48-36, and kept the Hawks from making a late run. Eastern Shore cut the margin as low as eight on multiple occasions, but the Rattlers were too much as they won, 59-49.


 

 

FAMU won the turnover battle, 17-5, and registered 21 points on the Hawks' miscues. Although The Shore won the rebounding margin, 45-42, Florida A&M outhustled Maryland Eastern Shore off the glass with 22 offensive boards.

Florida A&M (4-15, 2-4 MEAC) shot only 28-percent (19-of-69) from the floor; however, recorded 39 points off the bench. Burney-Robinson led all scorers with 21 points while grabbing seven boards in the victory.

In the first period, Morrison split a pair of free throws and tied the contest, 8-8, at the 4:16 mark. Maryland Eastern Shore responded and closed the quarter on an 8-2 run, capped off by a layup from Martin, 16-10.

McCoy connected on a jumper and gave The Shore their largest lead of the game, 20-12, with 6:40 remaining before intermission. Florida A&M answered with a 15-3 spurt to end the half and took the lead after two quarters, 27-23.

Maryland Eastern Shore (8-8, 2-3 MEAC) returns to the William P. Hytche Athletic Center for a pair of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference matchups.

On Jan. 28, the Hawks square off against South Carolina State on Take A Kid To The Game (TAKG) Day. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Two days later (Jan. 30), Coach Batchelor's bunch meets Savannah State in the Coaches vs. Cancer Game. Game-time is set for 5:30 p.m.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.easternshorehawks.com.

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