Hawks Snap Skid With Homecoming Win Over Eagles
Feb. 18, 2017

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – In the middle of a three-game home stand, Coach Fred Batchelor and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women’s Basketball team secured a 73-51 homecoming victory over the North Carolina Central (NCCU) Eagles in front of 2,458 screaming fans.

With the win, Eastern Shore (10-13, 4-8 MEAC) snapped its three-game skid while stopping the Eagles (6-18, 5-7 MEAC) three-game winning streak in the process.

Ten Hawks made their way into the scoring column, led by forward Briana Mack (Harrisburg, Pa.) and guard Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand). Mack had a career afternoon, setting new personal best in points (15) and rebounds (8). For Subritzky, the New Zealand native earned her fifth double-double on the season, tallying 12 points and 12 boards.

Moments after intermission, Subritzky connected on a trey ball and pushed the advantage back to double-digits, 32-20. Eastern Shore kept the pressure, shooting 57-percent (8-of-14) in the third. After three, The Shore led, 56-31.

Early in the fourth, junior guard Alexus Hicks (Raleigh, N.C.) drilled a jumper and gave The Shore its largest advantage of the game, 58-31. NCCU fought back and cut the deficit as low as 20 on multiple occasions, but the Hawks would win by the final score 73-51.

Other notable Hawk performances included Hicks scoring 14 points on 50-percent shooting (5-of-10) from the floor. Off the bench, senior guard Mariah McCoy (Rock Hill, S.C.) flirted with a double-double, finishing with 11 points and a career-high nine rebounds in the victory.

Maryland Eastern Shore opened the contest on a 14-0 run, capped by two freebies from Mack. The Shore held a double-digit lead after one, 19-7.

Nearly two minutes in the second, NCCU’s Morgan Jones made a long ball and sliced the margin down to nine, 21-12. Eastern Shore made mini-runs to push the lead back to double-digits, but the Eagles would not go away.

With under a minute before intermission, Subritzky sank both free throws and gave The Shore a 29-18 lead. North Carolina Central’s Jayla Calhoun connected on a layup to make the half score 29-20 in favor of the Hawks.

NCCU’s Morgan Jones had a game-high 25 points, despite the squad shooting under 23-percent (22-of-70).

On Monday (Feb. 20), The Shore concludes its home stretch versus North Carolina A&T State. Game-time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

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


 

 

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