Freshman Louis Bell scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds against Navy on Saturday.

Freshman Louis Bell scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds against Navy on Saturday.

Nov. 29, 2010

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- The Thanksgiving holiday gave some comfort to the Hawks over the weekend as the men's basketball team earned their first road victory. Meanwhile, the bowling scored a top-three finish to continue their strong start this season.

UMES hosted a Wednesday matinee before the Thanksgiving holiday, falling to Northern Illinois 86-80. But on Saturday, the Hawks rebounded with a strong road victory, defeating Navy 89-81 in overtime for their second victory against the Midshipmen in as many years. UMES is now 2-4 this season.

The Hawks had a close game with the Huskies of NIU, but could never get close enough to tie in the second half. Freddy Obame Obame (Libreville, Gabon) had the best game of his career, getting a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds, both career highs. Dishawn Bradshaw (Baltimore, Md.) led the team with 20 points and four assists, and Tyler Hines (Sicklerville, N.J.) nearly got a double-double of his own with 10 points and nine rebounds.

The tides changes for UMES as they took on the Naval Academy, fighting back from down eight points in the second half to tie the game and send the contest into overtime. With help from Hillary Haley (Oxen Hill, Md.) scoring two early threes and a late bucket in the overtime period, the Hawks pulled away with a big victory in the state's capital. Haley finished with a double-double with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Louis Bell (Washington, D.C.) had his best game as a Hawk, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds off the bench.

The Hawks competed in the 2010 National Collegiate Team Match Games after Thanksgiving in Lebanon, Illinois, finishing in third place as a team with a score of 10896, just 330 pins behind first-place Lindenwood. UMES was the only school to place three bowlers in the top-20 in the individual standings.

Kristina Frahm (Oswego, Ill.) finished 11th overall and highest for UMES in her native state with an average of 199.5 pins per game, including a 225 in her first game. Maria Rodriguez (Ibague Tolima, Colombia) finished just one pin behind Frahm for an average of 198.5 for 14th place. Martha Perez (Bogota, Colombia) ended in 19th place with a 193.7 average.

The men's basketball team looks to make it two in a row as they begin MEAC play this week with a matchup against rival Delaware State on Saturday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. in Dover. The match will be broadcast on the Hawks Radio Network on 95.9 The Sports Animal.

The Lady Hawks basketball team returns to the hardwood this week as they head to New York to take on Syracuse on Wednesday, December 1st for a 7:00 p.m. matchup. The match in the Carrier Dome will be broadcast on the Hawks Radio Network on the home on UMES women's basketball, Timeless Classics WGOP 540 AM and 100.7 FM.

The indoor track team will be starting the 2010-11 season with the Navy Invitational in Annapolis on Saturday, December 4th. Along with the tournament host, the Hawks will compete against MEAC foes Delaware State, Morgan State, Coppin State and Hampton. The all day event will begin at 11:00 a.m.

The bowling team will take on the MEAC Northern Division for a second time this season in Columbia, Maryland on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th. The Hawks will look to sweep the division again as they take on Coppin State, Hampton, Howard, Morgan State and Delaware State.