The Shore Hosts North Carolina Central for Homecoming
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Fans will have the opportunity to follow all the action via YouTube and GameTracker.
Furthermore, the Hawk fanatics will get a chance to listen to the game live with Will DeBoer and Dave Byrd. Tune in to the Hawks Radio Network on SFMSports.net for all Hawks' basketball coverage. Pregame coverage starts at 1:45 p.m.
Last Monday (Feb. 13), the Hawks were unable to tame the Bethune-Cookman (BCU) Wildcats as they were defeated, 61-33, inside the Hytche Center.
Offensively, The Shore could not find a rhythm as they shot 23-percent (13-of-57) from the floor, including 10-percent (2-of-21) from downtown.
Senior Mariah McCoy (Rock Hill, S.C.) was the lone Hawk in double-figures with 10 points.
Saturday afternoon's showdown will be the 13th meeting between Eastern Shore and NCCU with the Hawks leading the series, 9-3.
On Jan. 11, the Hawks ended an eight-game road swing with a loss at North Carolina Central, 68-59. Despite shooting a respectable 43-percent (21-of-49) from the floor, Eastern Shore lost the turnover battle as they committed 18 giveaways.
McCoy had a team-high 13 points in 32 minutes of action. Morris chipped in 11 points in the loss. Other notable Hawk performances included Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand) netting 10 points while Hicks added nine points in a losing effort.
After starting 2-0 in league play, the Eagles (6-17, 5-6 MEAC) have went 3-6; however, comes into Saturday's contest riding a three-game winning streak. In the conference standings, Coach Vanessa Taylor has her squad sitting in ninth with a two-game lead over The Shore. Senior guard Morgan Jones leads the club in scoring, posting 12.4 points-per-game (PPG).
Maryland Eastern Shore (9-13, 3-8 MEAC) seeks to end a three-game skid while looking to make a late push up the standings. Coach Batchelor's bunch sits 10th in the league with only five game remaining before the tournament. McCoy and Subritkzy looks to get the Hawk attack back on track. McCoy averages more than 10 PPG while Subritzky records a shade under nine PPG.
On Monday (Feb. 20), The Shore concludes its home stretch versus North Carolina A&T State. Game-time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. inside the Hytche Center.
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