The Shore Fends Off Hornets' Attack
Feb. 25, 2017

Final Stats

DOVER, Del. - In the latest chapter of the battle for route 13, Coach Fred Batchelor and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women's Basketball team fended off a late Hornets' attack as they defeated Delaware State (DSU), 79-72, inside Memorial Hall.

Eastern Shore (12-13, 6-8 MEAC) picked up their third consecutive victory with the win.

The Shore shot a respectable 42-percent (26-of-62) from the floor, including 47-percent (7-of-15) from downtown.

Junior forward Shauntesha Bryant (Syracuse, N.Y.) scored a career-high 16 points on 70-percent (7-of-10) shooting from the field. Guard Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand) recorded her third straight double-double, posting 16 points and 11 boards in the victory.

Moments after intermission, DSU's Taylor Sparks-Faulkner connected on a jumper and trimmed the Hawks' advantage to single-digits, 46-38. The Shore fought back with a 7-2 spurt and ballooned the lead back to double-digits at the 7:13 mark, 53-40.

Delaware State continued to battle back, but the Hawks held a double-digit advantage after three, 62-51.



Nearly 90 ticks into the fourth, Eastern Shore held their largest lead of the game after senior guard Mariah McCoy (Rock Hill, S.C.) split a pair of free throws, 68-51.

DSU gradually chipped away at the Hawks' lead, cutting the contest to single-digits after a layup from the Hornets' Lanayjha Ashe, 76-68, at the 2:36 mark.

Delaware State's Najai Pollard made both freebies and sliced The Shore's advantage down to five, 77-72, but Maryland Eastern Shore kept their composure to fend off the Hornets' attack, 79-72.

Other notable Hawk performances included junior guard Alexus Hicks (Raleigh, N.C.) registering 14 points and three dimes while McCoy added 10 points off the bench.

Delaware State (3-25, 2-13 MEAC) was led by Pollard's double-double, 28 points and 12 rebounds. Ashe chipped in 17 points in a losing effort.

Maryland Eastern Shore meets Howard in their road finale (Feb. 27). Game-time is slated for 6 p.m. inside Burr Gymnasium.

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