N.C. CENTRAL RUFFLES HAWKS' FEATHERS IN CONFERENCE LOSS
Feb. 4, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. --Troy Snyder finished with a game-high in two categories, and finished with a double-double performance Monday evening. Leading all scorers with 18 points, Snyder contributed 10 rebounds to the 34 total boards. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore lost to North Carolina Central 82-54 considering Snyder's play.
Teammate Kevin Mays notched 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field, and made 78-percent of his attempts at the charity stripe. Snyder was 7-of-16 (.438) shooting from the floor, and perfect at the free-throw line.
The Hawks had just shy of double the number of offensive rebounds that North Carolina Central had, and six fewer defensive rebounds. Considering the even total of rebounds (34), the two teams were equally competitive on second-chance scoring opportunities. North Carolina Central held a 10-8 point advantage over the Hawks.
The Eagles saw its success on scoring 32 points on UMES' 17 turnovers. In comparison, UMES scored 24 points on nine North Carolina Central turnovers. UMES shot better than 78-percent at the free-throw line, and just 33-percent of its shots from the field.
From the 19:28 mark in in the first half when the Eagles scored on a layup, UMES fought to stay within striking distance of North Carolina Central. The Eagles continued to separate itself from the Hawks, jumping to a 19-point lead following two made free throws at 8:27.
The UMES deficit would stay around 19 points until North Carolina Central closed out the first half up 21 points (47-26). UMES kept fighting to close the gap, but would not see a 21-point difference until 7:53 remained in the game. On either side of that time, North Carolina Central pushed its lead more.
With 6:33 remaining in the game, UMES had little chance at closing the 22-point gap. The Hawks loss comes after a two-point loss to North Carolina A&T on Saturday. UMES will have until February 9 to regain its composure to face Howard University. That game is slated for 4 p.m.