PERCY WOODS PLAYS HARD IN HAWKS LOSS TO WYOMING
Nov. 27, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Percy Woods scored a team-high 18 points for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in its 73-43 loss to the University of Wyoming Saturday. Woods scored 10 of his 18 total points in the second half.
Woods was 7-of-8 (.875) from the floor, hitting 2-of-3 (.666) from behind the three-point line, and was second in rebounds for the Hawks with five rebounds total. Woods would hit a three-pointer at 10:15 in the first half to cut Wyoming's lead to seven (22-15).
He hit the last field goal of the first half for the Hawks on a jump shot in the paint, and was fouled on the attempt. Woods made the basket but missed the bonus free-throw. A fired up Woods led the Hawks off the court at the end of the first half, and brought that same energy to the court in the second half.
Woods scored early for the Hawks with a lay-up at 16:48, and then hit a jumper at 15:27 for UMES to start the second half. Trailing the Cowboys, Woods energy spread to teammate Hillary Haley. Haley came off the bench to score seven points, making 1-of-4 (.250) from behind the three-point arc. Haley scored a season-high 15 points against Louisiana Tech Friday.
As a team, the Hawks scored a total of 17 points from players off the bench. UMES won the rebounding battle (31-30), with Olatunji Kosile grabbing a game-high eight rebounds. Kosile played 17 minutes and had one block.
The Hawks shot better than 35.4 percent from the floor, and 38.5 percent from behind the three-point line. UMES had one of its best outings shooting better than 43 percent (3-of-7) behind the three-point line in the first half.
The Jim Thorpe Classic will conclude Sunday with UMES hosting Portland State University in the 3:30 PM. The Hawks return to the W.P. Hytche Athletic Center Monday, and will host the Naval Academy (Nov. 30) in its second home game of the season.