DESPITE STRONG FIRST HALF, UMES FALLS TO MARQUETTE, 86-60
Nov. 18, 2009
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Redshirt sophomore Mark Robertson's (Lakewood, N.J.) hot-shooting from behind the arc was not enough to propel the University of Maryland Eastern Shore over Marquette University Tuesday at the Bradley Center as they lost by a score of 86-60.
Robertson hit four-of his five 3-point shots in the first half and ended the game with 15 points, two blocks, two steals, one rebound and one assist.
Redshirt sophomore Hillary Haley (Oxon Hill, Md.) led the Hawks in scoring with 22 points. He also chipped in with two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 32 minutes of play.
"We played very well in the first half and really competed with Marquette," said head coach Frankie Allen. "We're still a very young team and we greatly improved from our game against Stony Brook."
The Hawks kept MU faithful quiet in the first half as they contended closely with the Golden Eagles and headed into the locker room with only a seven-point deficit at 40-33.
Three-pointers were the theme of the night as both teams shot 43 in all. At the end of the first half, UMES hit 50% of theirs to only 37.5% for MU. The Hawks ended the game with a 41.2 3-point percentage and 40.4 shooting percentage.
In the second half, MU had 13 points off UMES turnovers and 30 points in the paint to just five and 12 for the Hawks.
Senior Lazar Hayward (Buffalo, N.Y.) led all scorers with a career-high 28 points, 18 in the second half, for Marquette (2-0). He also added in eight rebounds, two steals and two assists.
The Hawks travel to Springfield, Mo. for the Hispanic College Fund Challenge Nov. 20-22. They take on host Missouri State Friday at 9:05 p.m. EST.