MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE FALL TO GREEN WAVE
Nov. 18, 2011
Princess Anne, Md.--The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Men's Basketball team scored 12 more points in the second half than it did in the first, and one less point than Tulane University, but the Hawks could not overcome a 21-point loss to the Green Wave Friday afternoon. With the 72-53 loss, Maryland Eastern Shore (1-2) has lost two games when trailing at halftime. The Hawks scored just 20 points in the first half, and allowed Tulane to post 40 points. The Hawks yet again had trouble with possessing the ball, as it committed 10 turnovers in the first half, but only gave up six in the second. Tulane scored 24 points off of Maryland Eastern Shore's miscues and scored double what UMES did in the paint (16-8).
UMES was a lowly 26.1 percent shooting in the first half, and made only 13 percent of its three-point attempts (1-of-8). The team did hit 7-of-10 from the free-throw line, with Tyler Hines making .750 (3-of-4) of his attempts.
Hines played consistently well in both halves, and finished with 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the field. He was 5-of-6 (.833) from the charity stripe. Teammate Louis Bell opened the second half with his second three pointer of the game, and quickly added nine points for the Hawks in the first five minutes in the second period.
Bell finished with 14 points on 4-of-8 from the field and an impressive 57 percent from behind the three-point line. This is the second time this season Bell has made at least four three-point attempts.
Gregory Womack and Percy Woods were other contributing Hawks that helped UMES score 32 second-half points. Womack chimed in with five points on 2-of-5 shooting from the field and grabbed three rebounds.
Woods dished out six five assists, a team-high, and was 4-of-4 at the free-throw line. The Hawks are averaging 68 percent at the free-throw line this season, having shot its lowest of 50 percent in a win against American.
UMES battled for boards, grabbing 38 total rebounds. Olatunji Kosile and Ishaq Pitt grabbed eight and six rebounds respectively. As a team, the Hawks had just two fewer offensive rebounds than Tulane.
Tulane was the first of six non-conference games played over 12 days for UMES. The Hawks will travel to Houston, Texas to play Rice (Nov. 20), before heading to Kansas State (Nov. 22) and concluding its road trip in the Jim Thorpe Classic (Nov. 25-27).