Byrom, Subritzky Lift Lady Hawks Over Delaware State
Guard Moengaroa Subritzky (pictured) finished with a game-high 21 points in the victory
Feb. 13, 2016

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DOVER, Del. – Guards Ciani Byrom (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand) combined for 41 points and guided the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Women’s Basketball team past rival Delaware State (DSU), 70-61, inside Memorial Hall. The victory snapped the squad’s brief two-game slide.

Subritzky fell a board shy of a double-double, finishing with a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds. For Byrom, the North Carolina native registered 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting in 30 minutes of action.

N’Kayah Kersey drilled a trey ball and gave DSU their largest advantage, 42-33, with 7:09 left in the third. UMES stormed back, led by Subritzky scoring 15 points in the period. Maryland Eastern Shore closed out the quarter on a 23-7 run and took a seven-point lead into the fourth, 56-49.

Byrom made a pair of freebies and extended the margin to double-figures, 60-50, with more than seven left. Delaware State sliced the deficit in half after Kersey’s layup, 60-55, but the Lady Hawks kept their composure as they defeated DSU, 70-61.

Other noteworthy performances included sophomore guard Alexus Hicks (Raleigh, N.C.) providing a spark off the bench, ending with 11 points and four boards.

Forward Alexis Udoji (Randolph, Mass.) eclipsed another milestone as she moved into fourth on the program’s all-time rebounding list. On the afternoon, Udoji produced a game-high 11 rebounds, three steals, three dimes, and two rejections in the victory.

DSU opened the contest on a 6-0 spurt and held the lead for majority of the first, but Subritzky’s three-pointer tied the game, 12-12, with 2:19 left. With four ticks left, senior Taylor Thompson (Chapel Hill, N.C.) connected on a long ball and push UMES ahead after one, 18-17.

In the second, Delaware State regained the lead after a 7-0 run to start the period. DSU held a nine-point advantage with less than five remaining before halftime, but UMES scored the final points of the half, 31-26.

For the Lady Hornets (7-16, 4-6 MEAC), Kersey and Mikah Aldridge each posted 14 points. Freshman standout NaJai Pollard filled the stat sheet with eight points, seven rebounds, four blocks, and three dimes before fouling out.

Next up (Feb. 15), Maryland Eastern Shore (7-16, 5-6 MEAC) goes to the Nation’s Capital where they will face a red hot Howard squad. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. inside the Burr, followed by the men approximately 30 minutes afterward.

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