Keyera Eaton (pictured) with a team-high nine points in the loss to UNCG
Dec. 28, 2015

Box Score

GREENSBORO, N.C. – In their final contest of the 2015 year, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Women’s Basketball Team fell to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) Spartans, 71-51, inside the Fleming Gymnasium.

With the setback, UMES dropped to 3-11 overall while the Spartans moved to .500 (7-7) on the season.

Maryland Eastern Shore outscored the Spartans in the paint, 34-26, but shot only 31-percent (21-of-67) from the floor. UNCG biggest impact came on the board as they outrebounded the Lady Hawks, 50-33.

Freshman guard Keyera Eaton (Winston-Salem, N.C.) had a team-high nine points in 11 minutes of action. Alexus Hicks (Raleigh, N.C.), Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand), and Taylor Thompson (Chapel Hill, N.C.) each chipped in seven points in a losing effort.

Ciani Byrom (Winston-Salem, N.C.) trimmed the Spartans’ advantage down to one, 35-34, moments after intermission. Over the next four minutes, UNCG gradually increased their lead and went on a 7-0 run to extend the margin, 42-34. A fast-break jumper from Thompson made the score after three quarters 46-40.



Byrom’s fast-break layup pulled the Lady Hawks within single-digits, 53-44, with less than eight to play. UNCG’s Lucy Mason got hot and guided the Spartans on an 18-4 run, capped off by Mason’s long ball with under a minute left, 71-48. Eaton’s three-point play made the final score 71-51.

For the Spartans, Mason netted a game-high 29 points and became the school’s all-time leading scorer. Keli Foster finished with 10 points, all in the first half, and Shanese Harris grabbed a game-high 10 boards in the victory.

Taryana Kelly (North Brunswick, N.J.) tied the contest, 7-7, more than three minutes into the game. In the next five minutes, UNCG went on a 13-2 spurt and took a double-digit lead, 20-9. Maryland Eastern Shore battled back and closed the opening quarter on a 6-0 run, 20-15.

Less than two minutes into the second, Thompson’s layup made it a four-point game, 22-18. Within a matter of minutes, the Spartans sparked a 7-0 run and owned an 11-point advantage, 29-18, at the 6:03 mark. UMES refused to give up as they clamped down on the defensive end and finished the half on an 11-4 run. Thus, the Lady Hawks made the halftime score 33-29.

UMES will nearly have two weeks to prepare for conference play as they host in-state rival Morgan State at the Hytche Center on Monday, Jan. 11. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m., followed by the men approximately 30 minutes afterward.

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