PITT AND WOODS TALLY TEAM-HIGHS IN LOSS TO PORTLAND STATE
Nov. 27, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Ishaq Pitt led a tough University of Maryland Eastern Shore offense in the first half and finished with a team-high 16 points, while teammate Percy Woods tallied 12 points for the Hawks. UMES had three players tally double figures. Given the tough play by the Hawks, UMES lost to Portland State 79-69 Sunday.
Pitt scored nine of 16 points in the first half. He made 5-of-6 (.833) from the free-throw line for the game, and was 5-of-8 (.625) from the field. Pitt scored his first three pointer of year to help UMES pull within a nine-point advantage held by Portland State.
Woods had a silent first half, but scored all 12 of his points in the second half. He also grabbed five rebounds for the Hawks in 35 minutes of play.
Tyler Hines was another productive Hawk Sunday. Hines had a season-high 11 points and the second most rebounds with six total. Although he fouled out of the game, Hines was 5-of-7 (.714) from the field in his 18 minutes of play.
As a team, the Hawks had one of its best days from the floor making 41.3 percent (26-of-63) of its shots. It also posted its highest point total in a half all season, scoring 48 points in the second half. Its total was three more than Portland State in the same period.
The Hawks managed to win the points scored in the paint battle 34-22, and its bench scored 22 points in comparison to Portland States eight points.
The team will travel to Denver, Colorado Sunday night before heading back to Princess Anne, Maryland Monday morning.