Byrom, McCoy Not Enough As NC State Downs Hawks
Nov. 21, 2016

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Sophomore Ciani Byrom (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and senior Mariah McCoy (Rock Hill, S.C.) combined for 43 points, but their efforts were not enough as Maryland Eastern Shore fell to North Carolina State (NC State), 77-58, inside the Reynolds Coliseum.

With the setback, Eastern Shore dropped to 2-2 while the Wolfpack remain undefeated (4-0) on the young season.

McCoy had a game-high 24 points after shooting 75-percent (6-of-8) from beyond the arc. Byrom added 19 points, six dimes, and four boards in a losing effort.

More than a minute into the second half, McCoy drilled a trey ball and cut the deficit down to 13 points, 39-23, but the Wolfpack responded with a quick 6-0 run and ballooned the margin to 19.

Nearly midway through the third, NC State held a 20-point advantage, 49-29; however, the Hawks refused to back down as they sliced the deficit to 15 at the end of the period, 57-42.

Minutes into the fourth, center Tori Morris (Herndon, Va.) made a layup and trimmed the margin down to 13 points, 57-44. Both squads went back-and-forth for the next four minutes. At the 5:47 mark, Byrom’s layup dropped the deficit down to 13 again, 62-49. Unfortunately, this would be as close as the Hawks would get as the Wolfpack held on to win, 77-58.

The Shore outrebounded NC State, 41-39, led by Morris and Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand). Both Hawks registered a team-high eight rebounds each.

For the Wolfpack, Chelsea Nelson recorded a double-double with a team-high 19 points and 10 boards. Miah Spencer chipped in 10 points while Kaila Ealey added 12 points off the bench.

After the Thanksgiving break (Nov. 29), Maryland Eastern Shore returns home where the UNCG Spartans await. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

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