HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS
Ron Spencer (pictured) had a game-high four blocks at Cincinnati on Saturday

Ron Spencer (pictured) had a game-high four blocks at Cincinnati on Saturday

Dec. 10, 2012

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore athletics program had two programs in action this past week as the men’s basketball team dropped two games on the road and the women went 1-1 in non-conference action. The teams combined to play four games and were the only units in action.

Let’s take a look at action from this past week:

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

The Lady Hawks played in two games this past week.

UMES fell to Mount St. Mary’s, 62-58, last Wednesday night. The game was tied at 31 all at halftime, but the Lady Hawks would go on to fall behind by double-digits in the second-half. The women made a late push and would eventually even up the game at 58 after a three by senior guard Karona Roach (Bear, Del.). Her shot was as close as the team would get the rest of the way, as the squad ultimately fell in the game by four.

The women were led by Roach, who had 20 points, but two others would notch double-digits as well. Freshman Ashleigh Claybrooks (Manassas, Va.) and senior Sha-Kiyla Finney (Portsmouth, Va.) each had 11 points, while freshman Alexis Udoji (Randolph, Mass.) had three blocks.

The women saved their best effort of the season for the second game of the week. The Lady Hawks limited Towson to a 25-percent clip from the field, as the team pinned a 60-48 decision over the Tigers. The women were led by sophomore Shawnee Sweeney (Colonial Heights, Va.), who posted a career-high 15 points behind a 3-of-7 performance from long-range. Claybrooks and Jessica Long (Ft. Washington, Md.) each had nine points, while Udoji blocked six shots.  

The Lady Hawks forced the Tigers into 26 turnovers in the game.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

The men’s basketball team went 0-2 this week.

The Hawks began the week with a 100-68 loss at Maryland, where sophomore guard Kyree Jones (Indianapolis, Ind.) had a team-high 24 points behind a 9-for17 effort from the floor. Jones was one of three players in double-digits as juniors Troy Snyder (Chicago, Ill.) had 19 and Louis Bell (Washington, D.C.) had 12. Snyder also brought down nine boards.

The men would travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for their second match of the week, but would fall 92-60. The team was once again led by Jones’ 25 points in a team-high 38 minutes. Snyder continued his consistent play with 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds, while junior Ronald Spencer (Sickerville, N.J.) had a game-high four blocks.

PECKS …

  • BOWLING – Junior Megan Buja (Rockford, Ill.) was named MEAC Bowler of the Week last Monday after her performance for the Hawks at the MEAC North Division meet
  • TENNIS – Benjamin H. Woods was named head coach of the tennis teams last Monday
  • GOLF – Junior Gregory Raad (Bel Air, Md.) was featured in this week’s segment of “60 Seconds on the Green”
  • WBB – Freshman Ashleigh Claybrooks (Manassas, Va.) was named MEAC Rookie of the Week after she had 20 points and 11 rebounds in 50 minutes of play
  • WBB – Freshman Alexis Udoji (Randolph, Mass.) was selected as this week’s featured student-athlete on “A Walk with a Hawk”

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