HAWKS LEAVE NO HONEY FOR BEARS IN WIN
Feb. 11, 2012
Princess Anne, Md. --Percy Woods scored nine of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 14 points in the last 2:31. Woods led all scorers with 21 points and helped UMES to a 68-56 win over Morgan State Saturday.
Woods picked up his fourth foul with 8:11 remaining in the second half and would not return until 5:22. With only a foul to give Woods' did not turn down the intensity that gave the Hawks a late first-half run to lead (32-27) at intermission.
Morgan State had cut an 11-point (46-35) advantage down to just one point (48-47) when Woods was taken out. The Hawks defense allowed Morgan State to take the lead for the first time since 11:38 remained in the first half.
UMES continued to produce points in Woods' absence from the line-up, mostly paint points by Tyler Hines. He went 7-of-12 (.583) from the floor and kept the Hawks within less than three points. Hines was precise from inside the paint offensively and hard working on the boards. He finished the game with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Defensively the Hawks were spurred by Ronald Spencer and Olatunji Kosile. Spencer got one of his two blocks in the last four minutes, a block that stopped Morgan State from opening the game to a greater lead.
Tied 50-50, Hines converted two free throws for a slight advantage to the Hawks. Woods scored a three, followed by a jumper and converted free-throw. With 2:55 remaining the Hawks had opened up to a 57-50 lead. By 1:55 Hillary Haley scored a three pointer to give UMES a 10-0 run in just under three minutes.
Haley finished with 13 points.
With less than 1:10 remaining and UMES up 60-51, Morgan State was forced to foul. Two times Woods received the inbound, and on both occasions Woods converted his free throws. He went 10-of-12 at the free-throw line. His two misses came following a technical foul given to the Morgan State bench.
With less than 42 seconds in the game UMES was up 12 points (68-56) after a lay-up by Hines to secure a sizable Hawks advantage. The Hawks had had four players to finish Saturday's win in double figures-Woods with 21, Hines 16, Haley 13 and Louis Bell finished with 10.
UMES will play in an ESPN-U game Monday against Coppin State at 9 PM.