SNYDER NETS DOUBLE-DOUBLE IN UMES LOSS TO HAMPTON
Feb. 24, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Senior Troy Snyder (Chicago, Ill.) notched his third double-double in the past five games, but his effort was not to be mirrored by his teammates, as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s basketball team fell to Hampton, 104-89, before 1,038 at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center on Monday night. The points scored in the game was the second most of the season for the Hawks. UMES has now lost eight consecutive to Hampton.
With the decision, UMES drops to 4-22, 2-11 MEAC, while Hampton ups its record to 16-11, 11-3 MEAC.
Hampton’s Deron Powers buried two threes in the first two minutes of action to give Hampton a 6-0 lead. UMES would stay within two possessions until the 16:48 mark when two free-throws by junior Ishaq Pitt (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and a layup by senior Troy Snyder (Chicago, Ill.) brought UMES to within one, 8-7.
The Hawks would stay behind in the game until a three-pointer by freshman Hakeem Baxter (Philadelphia, Pa.) gave UMES a two point lead, 14-12, with 14:10 left. Hampton responded with a 16-4 run over the next four minutes of action to take a ten-point lead with half a period to go. UMES slowly went to work on the deficit and eventually tied the game at 42 on a tip-in by Snyder with just under two left, before a layup by Pitt with 12 seconds on the clock gave UMES a 44-42 lead at intermission.
UMES shot 45-percent in the half and had two players score double-digits. UMES dominated in the paint with a 22-18 advantage, but allowed seven offensive rebounds to the Pirates.
A three by Snyder on UMES’ first possession of the second gave the Hawks a five-point lead. Hampton tied the game up two minutes later, before five points by freshman Devon Walker (Philadelphia, Pa.) propelled the Hawks another five point lead. The game remained within one possession before a 14-2 push by the Pirates across a three-minute span gave HU a 72-59 lead with 8:18 to go.
It was all Hampton the rest of the way as the run proved to be too much for UMES to overcome. Hampton shot 60-percent from the floor in the second and out-rebounded the Hawks 23-11 in the frame.
UMES was led in the game by Snyder, who notched 23 points and 10 rebounds. He was 10-of-18 from the floor in 39 minutes. Walker had 19 points and drilled three three-pointers, while Pitt had a season-high 15 points. Baxter had 14 points and dished out four assists in a game-high 40 minutes. UMES shot just 26-percent from long-range in the game, but scored 27 points off of turnovers.
Hampton was paced by two players with double-double efforts. Du’Vaughn Maxwell had 16 points and 10 boards with seven assists, while Jervon Pressley had 12 points and 12 boards. Deron Powers had a team-high 20 points and five assists. Brian Darden scored 14 points courtesy of a 4-for-9 effort from long-range, while Breon Key had 12 points.
UMES returns to action on Saturday, March 1 at 4 p.m., when the Hawks hit the road for Coppin State. The game is the first of two consecutive for UMES as they conclude the regular season with two road games and one home match against Delaware State on March 6.
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