HAWKS PREPARE FOR CONFERENCE-LEADING SPARTANS
Olatunji Kosile

Olatunji Kosile

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Feb. 11, 2013

NORFOLK, Va. --Weeks away from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament (March 11-16), the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is chasing its second win of the season against Norfolk State Monday. Entering its match-up with the Spartans will pose its challenges; however, if the Hawks come out to play, anything is possible.

Olatunji Kosilewas the dominate force for the Hawks against Howard (Feb. 9), posting a double-double performance with 11 points and 10 rebounds led all Hawks. Every UMES player scored at least a field goal, but production was otherwise minimal.

As a team, UMES equaled Howard with 40 rebounds. The Hawks have averaged 34 rebounds per game over its last five games, and notched a season-high 57 rebounds against Florida A&M (Jan. 26).

UMES has had several players show up offensively. Kevin Mays has taken over as the leading scorer with an average of 14.3 points per game. Kyree Jones held that spot for much of the season. Troy Snydermarks second with 11.0 PPG.

Neither Mays nor Snyder gave much production in the Hawks' 63-44 loss to the Bison. The two combined for 11 points and 13 rebounds.

UMES battled back against the Spartans in its first match-up to close the game within five points (63-58), after having been down as much as 16 points. The Hawks can make an impact if Mays, Snyder and Kosile bring a solid offensive effort, and slow the Spartans production at both ends of the court.