Subritzky, Hawks Fall At Virginia
Dec. 21, 2016

Final Stats

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Despite a 20-point effort from guard Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand), Coach Fred Batchelor and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women’s Basketball team were defeated by Virginia (UVA), 60-50, inside the John Paul Jones Arena. With the setback, Eastern Shore saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

The Shore was held to a season-low 50 points on 36-percent (20-of-56) shooting from the floor. Additionally, the Cavaliers outrebounded Eastern Shore, 48-32.

A handful of Hawks were able to score, led by Subritzky’s game-high 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field. The New Zealand native also connected on four long balls, which moved her into an eighth-place tie with Kimberly Martin in the school’s all-time three-point scoring leaderboard.

More than a minute into the second half, Subritzky drilled a trey ball and pulled the Hawks within a basket, 25-23. Nearly midway through the third, Eastern Shore kept the contest close until the Cavaliers went on a 13-0 run and extended their lead back to double-digits, 41-25. After three, The Shore trailed, 47-32.

Moments into the fourth, a layup from UVA’s Lauren Moses gave the Cavaliers their largest lead of the game, 51-34. Maryland Eastern Shore refused to give up as they went on a 7-0 spurt, capped off with a layup by Shauntesha Bryant (Syracuse, N.Y.), and sliced the margin down to 10 points, 51-41. Virginia answered The Shore’s late rally with clutch shot down the stretch to win, 60-50.


 

 

Other notable Hawk performances included sophomore guard Ciani Byrom (Winston-Salem, N.C.), reigning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week, posting 16 points, four dimes, three steals, and two boards. Fellow classmate Keyera Eaton (Winston-Salem, N.C.) added eight points and a team-high six rebounds in the loss.

The first period saw seven lead changes with UVA’s Felicia Aiyeotan giving her squad the advantage after one, 13-12.

In the second, Eastern Shore missed several opportunities to take the lead; however, the Cavaliers did not as they went on an 11-0 run to push their advantage to double-digits, 24-12. Maryland Eastern Shore fought back with a quick 8-0 spurt and sliced the deficit down to four, 24-20. Moses’ late freebie made the halftime score 25-20.

For Virginia (9-2), Moses registered a double-double with 12 boards and 10 points. Off the bench, J’Kyra Brown fell a board shy of recording a double-double. Brown finished with a team-high 14 points and nine rebounds in the victory.

On Dec. 30, Maryland Eastern Shore closes out the year and nonconference play at USC-Upstate. Game-time is slated for 5 p.m. inside the Hodges Center.

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!

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