HAWKS LOOK TO COMPLETE NORTH CAROLINA TRIP WITH NC CENTRAL
Jan. 30, 2012
Durham, N.C. -- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will conclude its North Carolina conference play with a visit to North Carolina Central on Monday. The game is scheduled for 7:30 PM between the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teams.
On the season UMES is averaging 59.3 points per game with an average scoring defense of 72.1 points per game. The Hawks allowed a season-high 91 points by North Carolina A&T on Saturday. UMES has struggled offensively. Percy Woodshas been the Hawks most consistent scorer with an average of 10.6 points per game. While others have posted double figures in different games, there is still an inconsistency in scoring that exists.
Tyler Hines posted a double-double performance against Florida A&M which shows that others are capable of posting great games. Woods and Louis Bellwere early season double figure contributors, but in the last three games Woods has averaged just shy of 12 points per game. Bell has seen stellar games, notably against American when he scored 21 points, but has struggled from the field in the last three games.
Hines has been consistent as a post player, and averaged 9.5 PPG and 5.0 rebounds per game in his last two contests. Teammate Ronald Spencerhas tapered off slightly from his 10.2 PPG average, and fell below the team-high 8.3 RPG he had before playing North Carolina A&T.
UMES talent at every position, and will need to use those talents to put points on the board. Its post players will need to secure both offensive and defensive rebounds, a stat that UMES has controlled in prior games.
Full recap and results will follow Saturday's game.