Lady Hawks Knock Off FAMU For Fourth Straight Win
Keyera Eaton (pictured) had 12 points in the victory over FAMU
Feb. 22, 2016

Box Score

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Despite not having their best offensive performance, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Women’s Basketball Team clamped down on the defensive end and contained the conference’s top offensive to 29-percent (15-of-51) from the floor. Thus, the Lady Hawks defeated Florida A&M (FAMU), 61-47, inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

With the victory, Maryland Eastern Shore (10-16, 8-6 MEAC) picked up their fourth consecutive win and extended its longest winning streak of the season. Also, the Lady Hawks snapped a five-game skid against FAMU.

Guards Keyera Eaton (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand) led the way, combining for 25 points. Subritzky registered a team-high 13 points and four dimes while Eaton chipped in 12 points and two thefts.

FAMU began the second half with consecutive baskets and trimmed the deficit down to single-digits, 30-23, but the Rattlers would not get any closer. At that point, Maryland Eastern Shore closed out the third on a 14-5 run and extended the lead back to double-figures, 44-28.

In the fourth, UMES kept the pressure on as they held a double-digit advantage throughout the period to win, 61-47.

Other notable Hawk performances included guard Ciani Byrom (Winston-Salem, N.C.) filling the stat sheet as she finished with a game-high seven boards, seven points, and five assists. Senior Taryana Kelly (North Brunswick, N.J.) added eight points and freshman Ra’Jean Martin netted seven points off the bench.



Maryland Eastern Shore scored the first five points, capped off by Eaton’s trey ball. FAMU’s Olivia Antilla connected on a long ball and made it a two-point game, 7-5, with more than two minutes into the game. UMES regrouped and finished the opening quarter on an 8-2 spurt to lead after one, 15-7.

Another three-pointer from Antilla cut the margin down to three, 15-12, with 6:37 left before halftime. UMES reclaimed the momentum and went on a 15-6 run and took a double-digit lead, 30-18, with more than a minute remaining before intermission. A made freebie by Antilla made the halftime score 30-19.

FAMU (14-12, 8-5 MEAC) came in as the league’s top scoring offense, averaging more than 64 points-per-game (PPG). Tonight, the Rattlers were held to their second-lowest output of the season (47). Antilla and Khadejra Young entered as the third and sixth top scorers in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), respectively. Both ladies combined for 23 points on 7-of-22 shooting.

This Saturday (Feb. 27), Maryland Eastern Shore concludes its home slate with Senior Day as rival Delaware State comes to Princess Anne. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m., followed by the men approximately 30 minutes afterward. 

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