UMES UNABLE TO RESPOND TO BETHUNE-COOKMAN; FALL, 86-50
Feb. 14, 2011
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men's basketball team was held to 19 points in the first half and unable to respond to Bethune-Cookman's intensity as the Hawks fell, 86-50, at Moore Gymnasium Monday night.
"This was a difficult game; I wish we played better tonight, especially in the first half," commented head coach Frankie Allen. "Bethune took the fight to us and we didn't respond. There were times that we shot too quickly and we weren't disciplined enough on either end of the court. Once the snowball started, we were unable to stop it."
With 12:02 remaining in the first half, senior Josh Bright (Salisbury, Md.) secured a defensive rebound and went the length of the court to put up a fastbreak layup that bounced in bring the Hawks within three at 12-9.
Less than a minute later, senior Freddy Obame Obame (Libreville, Gabon) kept UMES within three at 14-11 with a put-back rebound.
After a layup by Haley at the 6:58 mark, the Wildcats went on a 16-0 run before Haley put in another bunny to put the score at 41-17.
The Hawks closed out the half with a layup by Hines to bring the score to 44-19.
A 3-pointer by redshirt sophomore Mark Robertson (Lakewood, N.J.) two-and-a-half minutes into the second half brought UMES within 17 at 44-27.
With 14:12 left in the game, junior Diyaaldin Kelley (Philadelphia, Pa.) came down with a huge dunk to make things 50-31.
The Hawks received another big dunk in the game, this time from Hines who put back a rebound to pull UMES in at 61-36. At the 7:33 mark, Hines received a handoff from freshman Joseph Swift (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in the paint to come down with another jam and bring the score to 64-40.
B-CU used a 16-5 run to close out the game and win, 86-50.
The Wildcats had five players score in double figures and were led by junior CJ Reed's 21 points.
The loss puts UMES at 6-19 overall and 3-9 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. B-CU moves into first place in the MEAC with a 9-3 league record and 15-11 overall.
The Hawks next travel to Baltimore, Md. for a 4 p.m. game at Coppin State on Saturday.