Hawks Takes Down UMBC
Nov. 19, 2016

Final Stats

BALTIMORE – Coach Fred Batchelor and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women’s Basketball team shot 58-percent (11-of-19) from beyond the arc as they took down in-state foe UMBC, 70-57, inside the RAC Arena.

With the victory, Eastern Shore improved to 2-1 while the Retrievers suffered their first loss of the season (2-1).

The Shore led from start to finish as UMBC never took the lead.

Overall, the Hawks shot a respectable 43-percent (24-of-56) from the floor and took care of the ball with only seven giveaways.

All 10 Hawks who played scored, led by sophomore guard Ciani Byrom (Winston-Salem, N.C.) registering a game-high 19 points and nine dimes. Additionally, the North Carolina product recorded four long balls in the win.

More than a minute into the second half, junior guard Alexus Hicks (Raleigh, N.C.) delivered a trey ball and gave Eastern Shore a six-point advantage, 36-30. UMBC battled back and trimmed the margin down to one, 39-38, after a layup from Amanda Hagaman.

In the third, Byrom’s hot hand kept The Shore ahead as she scored 14 of her 19 points in the period. After three, the Hawks held a six-point lead, 55-49.


 

 

After a made layup from the Retrievers’ Lakiah Sims to open the fourth, 55-51, Maryland Eastern Shore scored 11 unanswered, capped off by a layup from senior Mariah McCoy (Rock Hill, S.C.), 66-51. At that point, the Hawks were in control and never looked back as they won, 70-57.

Other notable Hawk performances included center Tori Morris (Herndon, Va.) scoring a season-high 10 points while McCoy and Keyera Eaton (Winston-Salem, N.C.) each tallied nine points in the victory.

For UMBC, they were held to under 33-percent (20-of-61) from the field. Pandora Wilson led the way with 17 points and seven boards. Sims came off the bench and added 10 points. Taylor McCarley, America East All-Conference selection, was held to only five points on 2-of-7 shooting in the loss.

Next up (Nov. 21), The Shore concludes its brief three-game road swing in Raleigh, N.C. where the North Carolina State Wolfpack awaits. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.

Season tickets for the 2016-2017 season are on sale now starting at just $125, for all men’s and women’s home games. Did you know that a purchasing a season ticket helps all sports at Maryland Eastern Shore, not just basketball?  To purchase season tickets, click here. For more information about the 1ticKet Drive, log on to the web at www.easternshorehawks.com or call 410-651-6499.  It’s time to show your #HawkPride!

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

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