WE ARE HAWKS! MEN'S BASKETBALL PREPARE TO HOST SPARTANS
Jan. 11, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is in search of its first win of 2013, and will host Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference leader Norfolk State Saturday at 4 p.m. This is the first meeting between the Hawks (0-12) and Spartans (7-10) this season. KyRee Jones will look to return to the Hawks line-up, joining teammate Troy Snyderas the UMES' top two scorers.
Through nine games played, Jones is leading UMES with an average of 16.6 points per game. Snyder has posted an average of 11.8 PPG, and leads the Hawks in total rebounds (70). The two have found their games to shine this season.
Snyder opened the season with a career-high 17 points against Hawai'i, while Jones scored at least 20 points in back-to-back games. His career-high is 28 points scored on neutral ground against Houston Baptist. Jones posted 21 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Tournament.
Ronald Spenceris the only Hawk to record a double-digit rebounding performance in 12 games. In the Hawks third game of the season, Spencer grabbed 14 rebounds against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. At South Florida, Spencer recorded a season-high 14 points.
As a team, UMES is averaging 56.4 points per game. Opponents are scoring an average of 77.0 PPG. The Hawks defense has held two opponents to at least 62 points, and UMES scored a season-high 68 points at Maryland.
UMES has struggled against the Spartans in the two team's meetings, winning just two of its contests all-time. Standouts for Norfolk State this season have been Pendarvis Williams and Jamel Fuentes. Williams is 137 points from scoring 1,000 in his career, and Fuentes is ranked second in assists-to-turnover ratio (5.8).
UMES will host Route 13 rival Delaware State January 19. The day will also mark the Hawks "Take a Kid to the Game" day, where parents are encouraged to bring kids of all ages to help cheer on the Hawks.
Children in 6th grade and under receive free admission with a paying adult. Children in 6th grade and below will receive a ticket to receive a free drink during the game, and get the chance to compete in contests for prizes. Students in 7th grade and up also receive free admission with paying adult.
To access the sign-up form, please visit http://www.umeshawks.com/marketing/mdes-marketing.html, and return to the either Edward T. Jones II or Clifton Harcum.