HAWKS FALL, 64-53, TO HORNETS
Dec. 5, 2010
DOVER, Del. - In the first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference matchup of the season, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men's basketball team fell, 64-53, to Delaware State at Memorial Hall Saturday evening.
Redshirt junior Hillary Haley (Oxon Hill, Md.) led the Hawks (2-5; 0-1) in scoring with 16 points. Junior Dishawn Bradshaw (Baltimore, Md.) chipped in 12 points of his own while redshirt sophomore Mark Robertson (Lakewood, N.J.) posted 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting from 3-point land. Junior Tyler Hines (Sicklerville, N.J.) led UMES with nine rebounds, eight of which were on the defensive end.
The Hawks took an early lead in the game coming off of a 3-pointer by Haley at 5-2 with just under 17 minutes on the clock. The Hornets (3-3) then took control of the score, going up by as many as five at 10:31.
UMES went on a 13-0 run at that point, including two 3's from Bradshaw and one from Robertson.
With one minute left in the half, DSU came back and eventually took the lead at 27-25.
The Hawks then went on to play great defense in the Hornets' last possession of the half to force a turnover by Alibaba Odd. With five seconds remaining until halftime, UMES inbounded the ball to freshman Joseph Swift (Brooklyn, N.Y.) who drove the length of the court through all five defenders and made a layup to tie the game at 27-27 as the buzzer sounded.
The Hornets took a quick lead in the second half going up by as many as 10 with 10 minutes remaining as the Hawks shooting went cold.
A jumper from Haley at the 8:08 mark brought UMES within six at 44-38. DSU freshman Casey Walker responded with a 3-pointer before Haley went in for a layup to bring the score to 47-40.
In the final five minutes of the game, the Hawks went 5-for-5 from the charity stripe, but scored just two field goals - a jumper by junior Diyaaldin Kelley (Philadelphia, Pa.) with 52 seconds left and a trey from Robertson with six seconds on the clock.
Marques Oliver posted a double-double for the Hornets with 13 points and 12 rebounds but Walker stole the show with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting and 6-of-9 from beyond the arc. The Hawks continue their season with a non-conference contest at Old Dominion on Thursday. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, Va.