Lady Hawks down by 11 with one minute left, get to one possession but cannot close gap
Karona Roach and Sha-Kiyla Finney to play final game at the Hytche Athletic Center
Lady Hawks look to be the first team to defeat Hampton in MEAC play
UMES coming off a Homecoming comeback victory over Morgan State on Saturday
UMES was down 11 in the second half, outscored MSU 24-9 in final 13:31
Photos from 2014 UMES Street Sweep featuring student-athletes
2.1.14, A&T 73, UMES 63
UMES Women's Basketball versus New Jersey Institute of Technology inside W.P. Hytche Center (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Women's Basketball versus North Carolina Central University inside W.P. Hytche Center (Photos by Megan Raymond)
Batchelor on Long:""I see Jessica as a throw back, old school point guard with the ability to run a team like a true floor general, Her ability to pressure and contain the opponents' point of attack will allow us to be a more effective team on both ends of the floor."
2013-14: Had a career season as she led the team in multiple categories, including points (14.0), assists (4.2), and steals (1.8) ... Named to the 2013-14 College Sports Madness MEAC All-Conference Team ... set a new season-single program record in free-throws made (166) and free-throws attempt (247) ... scored 17 points in the home opener versus USC-Upstate (11/08/13) ... notched her first- career 20+ point performance, finishing with 28 points at American (11/12/13) ... registered 11 points, six assists, and four steals in the road victory at UMBC (11/16/13) ... totaled 27 points and a career-high nine assists, including the game-winner as time expired, in the home overtime win versus George Mason (11/23/13) ... had a first-career double-double, 24 points and 10 boards, in the home victory over Lincoln (Pa.) (11/26/13)... tallied 10 points and five dimes at Old Dominion (12/07/13) ... notched 14 points and five assists at Virginia (12/17/13) ... recorded 13 points and five helpers at South Carolina State (12/30/13) ... set new career-highs in points (29) and steals (8) versus Norfolk State (01/11/14) ... registered 21 points and seven assists in a career-high 39 minutes at Howard (01/18/14) ... tallied 17 points and six dimes at Bethune-Cookman (01/25/14) ... totaled 12 points and six assists in the home win over NJIT (01/29/14) ... notched 22 points, including a perfect 10-of-10 from the free-throw line, versus North Carolina A&T (02/01/14) ... had 14 points and five dimes in the home win over North Carolina Central (02/03/14) ... scored 12 points versus Coppin State (02/08/14) ... tallied 19 points in the UMES homecoming victory over Howard (02/15/14) ... recorded 19 points versus Hampton (02/24/14) ... tallied 19 points at Norfolk State (03/03/14).
2012-13: Primary point guard for the Lady Hawks ... averaged 5.4 points and two assists per game, totaling 52 assists and 35 steals in 26 games ... led the team in points in season opener with 12, adding three steals at George Mason (11/13) ... made five baskets for 13 points and four rebounds at Delaware State (12/1) ... went 7-8 from the line at North Florida (12/15), totaling 10 points in the win ... near double double with 10 points and seven rebounds vs. Brown (12/29) ... dished out six assists with 10 points vs. Delaware State (1/19) ... shot 5-8 from the field with 11 points and six boards in win over North Carolina Central (2/4).
2011-12: UMES Women's Basketball Rookie of the Year ... played 25 games with one start as the reserve point guard ... grabbed first-ever rebounds, totaling three, at American (11/30) ... scoring first-ever points on free throws, adding layup for four points vs. Delaware State (12/3) with first career assist ... played career-high 27 minutes at Elizabeth City State (1/2), getting two steals, an assist and a rebound ... earned career-high 11 points, on 3-5 shooting, five steals and a block at Towson (12/13) ... had five steals and three points vs. Florida A&M (1/21) ... finished with first career three-assist game, adding three steals and points vs. Lincoln (1/25) ... career-high four boards with four points at home against Norfolk State (2/5) ... scored four points with a steal and assist in MEAC Tournament victory over Savannah State (3/5).
High School/Club: Ranked 79th among point guards in the high school class of 2011 ... scored over 1,000 points in her high school career ... leading scorer in Prince George's County during 2010-11 season while with Westlake High School, averaging 23 points a game ... named Best Defensive Player in the WCAC twice plus all-conference honors in 2010 with Paul VI Catholic High School ... led Panthers to two straight VIS titles in 2009 and 2010 ... competed with AAU Teams Unique, Team MD Sure Shots and Fairfax Stars 16U/Gold ... member of the Honor Roll for 2010-11 academic year ... also competed on softball team.
Personal: Born April 24, 1993 in Washington, D.C. ... daughter of Gary and Michelle Long ... has a brother, Gary Long Jr., and a sister, Janay ... major is exercise science ... pergame routine includes listening to music ... best sports moment is playing through two tough overtimes to win the 2010 VIS state title against Flint Hill Academy ... most influential people are her parents ... plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist upon graduation ... favorite saying is "The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is the fear of failure." ... favorite non-athletic accomplishment is graduating from high school ... hobbies include baking ... favorite movie is "Love and Basketball" ... favorite book is Think Like a Championby Dick Devenzio ... personal goal for the season is to become MEAC Rookie of the Year ... personal athletic goal before graduation is to win a MEAC title.
LONG'S CAREER STATISTICS