Lady Bears Spoil Shore’s Senior Night
March 2, 2017

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Morgan State (MSU) held a five-point advantage, 59-54, with 1:49 remaining until the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women’s Basketball team erased the deficit and tied the contest after a pair of freebies from center Tori Morris (Herndon, Va.) and a trey ball by Mariah McCoy (Rock Hill, S.C.).

With less than minute left, MSU’s Braenna Farrar connected with a go-ahead jumper, 61-59. The Shore sliced the deficit as low as one on multiple occasions; however, were unable to get over the hump as they lost, 66-62.

Senior forward Briana Mack (Harrisburg, Pa.) led the way with a game-high 15 points in her final appearance inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Guard Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand) also played her last game in Princess Anne, which she registered her eighth double-double of the season, 11 points and 10 boards.

After halftime, Eastern Shore held the lead until a jumper from MSU’s Tayler Miller tied the contest at the 4:15 mark. Nearly two minutes later, the Lady Bears reclaimed the advantage after another jumper by Miller, 42-40.

With more than a minute left in the third, Subritzky tied the contest after a pair of free throws, 42-40. Shortly after, Subritzky put The Shore ahead with two freebies, 44-42. Farrar made a free throw to make the third quarter score 44-43 in favor of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Other notable Hawk performance included junior forward Shauntesha Bryant (Syracuse, N.Y.) recording 10 points and five boards in a losing effort.

In the first quarter, Morgan State’s Janessa Fauntroy split a pair of freebies and tied the contest, 11-11, at the 2:21 mark. Nearly 20 ticks later, freshman Dayona Godwin (Ocean Pines, Md.) drilled a trey ball and put Eastern Shore back ahead, 14-11. The Shore led after one, 17-11.

Maryland Eastern Shore held the advantage throughout the second and took a five-point lead into intermission, 29-24.

Morgan State (9-20, 7-9 MEAC) shot 50-percent (26-of-52) from the floor, including 65-percent (15-of-23) after intermission. Miller had a team-high 13 points off the bench while Farrar netted 12 points in the victory.

The next stop for Maryland Eastern Shore (12-15, 6-10 MEAC) is the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament in Norfolk, Va. Date and time is TBD.

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