Lady Hawks’ Comeback Falls Short To Coppin State
Moengaroa Subritzky (pictured) scored a team-high 17 points in the loss to Coppin State
Jan. 30, 2016

Box Score

BALTIMORE – Trailing as much as 15 points, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Women’s Basketball Team rallied and cut the deficit to a single-possession late into the fourth, but were unable to complete the comeback as they fell to in-state rival Coppin State, 61-54, inside the Physical Education Complex (PEC) Arena.

Freshman guard Ciani Byrom (Winston-Salem, N.C.) spearhead the Hawk attack in the final period, scoring nine of her 14 points in the fourth.

Coppin State’s Janelle Lane made a layup and pushed the Eagles’ advantage to 15 points, 36-21, with 4:30 left in the third. Guard Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand) sparked the rally as the ladies closed out the quarter on an 11-4 run and sliced the margin to single-digits, 40-32.

Senior Taylor Thompson (Chapel Hill, N.C.) scored on a layup and slimmed the deficit down to six, 40-34, with more than nine left. Coppin State regained the momentum with a 13-4 spurt and held their largest lead of the contest, 53-38, with six remaining. Maryland Eastern Shore refused to go away, thanks to Byrom’s aggressive play.

Throughout the fourth, the North Carolina native consistently attacked the basket; thus, drawing fouls and getting to the line. With 1:38 left, Byrom made 1-of-2 from the charity stripe and put UMES in striking distance, 57-54. Coppin State kept their composure and connected on multiple freebies down the stretch and held on to win, 61-54.



Despite only shooting 31-percent (17-of-54) from the floor, the Lady Hawks were scorching from behind the arc. Collectively, the club went 7-of-13 from downtown with Subritzky and Keyera Eaton (Winston-Salem, N.C.) leading the charge.

Subritzky finished with a team-high 17 points on 60-percent (6-of-10) from the field, including four trey balls, while Eaton added 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc. Senior center Taryana Kelly (North Brunswick, N.J.) matched a season-high 14 rebounds in the loss.

Furthermore, forward Alexis Udoji (Randolph, Mass.) reached another milestone as she became the 23rd player in the program’s NCAA Division I history to play in at least 100 games. Udoji finished her afternoon with four boards and three rejections.

Eaton tallied nine points in the opening period, but the Lady Hawks trailed after one quarter of play, 18-15. Both squads struggled in the second; however, the Eagles managed to balloon their advantage to double-digits at intermission, 27-17.

For the Eagles (7-11, 4-2 MEAC), Omaah Tayong led all scorers with 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor. Lane and Keena Samuels each chipped in 10 points for Coppin State’s victory.

This Monday (Feb. 1), the Lady Hawks (5-14, 3-4 MEAC) open the new month with a three-game home stretch against Howard. Tipoff is slated for 4 p.m., followed by the men at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

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