MCBRIDE, PITT NAMED UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Feb. 9, 2009
McBride, of the women's basketball team, helped the Lady Hawks to a 1-1 week with a pair of double-doubles. UMES fell to Coppin State Feb. 2, 71-69, at the Hyche Center and defeated Howard Feb. 7, 54-49.
McBride had 20 points and 10 rebounds against the Eagles in a game televised by ESPNU and followed that up with a 20-point, 13-rebound performance versus the Bison. She now has eight double-doubles on the season, including five consecutive.
UMES (10-10, 6-3 MEAC) is at Hampton 6 p.m.
Pitt, of the men's basketball team, had two double-doubles last week as well. He went for 22 points and 12 boards in a 65-48 loss to Coppin and after a 98-86 loss at Longwood Feb.4 had a career-high 17 boards coupled with 18 points in a 72-65 defeat at Howard.
The Hawks (6-16, 2-7) face Hampton following the front end of a women's-men's doubleheader.