LADY HAWKS COMEBACK COMES UP SHORT TO WILDCATS
Ashleigh Claybrooks (pictured) registered a double-double in the loss to Bethune-Cookman
Ashleigh Claybrooks (pictured) registered a double-double in the loss to Bethune-Cookman

Jan. 25, 2014

Box Score

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) women’s basketball rallied late, but were unable to complete the comeback as they fell to the Lady Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University (BCU), 78-70. With the loss, the Lady Hawks dropped to 3-13 overall (0-5 MEAC) whereas the Lady Wildcats improved to 6-13 (3-4 MEAC ) on the season.

Junior guard Jessica Long (Fort Washington, Md.) notched a team-high 17 points while sophomore forward Ashleigh Claybrooks (Manassas, Va.) recorded another double-double on the season, 13 points and 11 rebounds.

The Lady Hawks were down three points, 35-32, to open the second half and found themselves in a deeper hole as they trailed by 10 points, 54-44, with exactly 10:47 left in regulation. UMES made a run, scoring seven unanswered points, 54-50, until a three-pointer from Alea Godfrey ended the Lady Hawks’ run, 57-51. With less than three minutes remaining, Bethune-Cookman regained momentum to take a 11-point lead, 70-59. In the final minutes, UMES outscored BCU, 11-8, but was not enough as they fell to the final score, 78-70.

Other notable Hawk performances included Taryana Kelly (North Brunswick, N.J.) scoring a season-high 10 points while Shawnee Sweeney (Chester, Va.) added 11 points off the bench in a losing effort.

After trailing 16-5 in the first half, UMES went on a 14-0 run to take the lead, 19-16, with a little over eight minutes before halftime. The Lady Wildcats responded, scoring six unanswered points to reclaim the lead, 22-19, within the next two minutes. With nearly five minutes before intermission, both teams were tied, 25-25, until Bethune-Cookman outscored the Lady Hawks 11-7 to take the halftime lead, 35-32.


 

 

For the Lady Wildcats, Shakeyia Colyer had a game-high 24 points, including 13 points in the first half, while Chastity Rene Taylor chipped in 15 points in the victory.

On Wednesday (01/29), the Lady Hawks begin a four-game home-stand against New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m. (EST)

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