HAWKS WELCOME PIRATES IN CONFERENCE MATCH-UP
Feb. 20, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. --After a win over Coppin State Monday, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore prepares for a mid-week match-up with Hampton University Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The Hawks defeated the Eagles 64-62 in double overtime, and will face a Hampton team that is coming off of a loss to conference-leading Norfolk State.
Hampton was riding a five-game winning streak before its 62-59 loss to Norfolk State. UMES notched its second win of the season with its double overtime thriller. Troy Snyderscored a game-high 22 points, and scored the game-winning 17-foot jump shot with two seconds remaining in the second overtime.
Snyder has been the Hawks leading scorer in eight games this year, including his performance Monday. His 22 points gave him a personal season-high, and is averaging 11.6 points per game.
Before fouling out of the game due to a scrappy defensive effort, Kevin Maysposted the Hawks second highest point total with 21. He finished with a double-double performance against Coppin State, grabbing 12 rebounds for the Hawks.
Mays took over the leading scorer position, and holds that spot with an average of 14.9 points per game. He also leads the team in rebounds with an average of 7.5 rebounds per game. The Hawks have been successful on the boards, and Mays is one reason why.
Teammate Olatunji Kosilehas also been a contributing factor in the Hawks' success on the boards. Kosile posted a double-double game against Morgan State at homecoming. He finished with 10 rebounds, and team-high 11 boards.
Kosile, Mays and Snyder are needed to produce points and rebounds for the Hawks. Every player is needed considering UMES is carrying eight players into Wednesday's game. With its line-up being one that allows for playing time, the Hawks should look to get in an early scoring and defensive rhythm to be successful against Hampton.