HAMPTON, PERRY TOO MUCH FOR UMES, DEFEAT LADY HAWKS, 47-29
Jan. 31, 2011
HAMPTON, Va. - Quanneisha Perry scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Hampton to a 47-29 win over the University of Maryland Eastern Shore women's basketball team at the HU Convocation Center Monday.
Perry was 4-for-17 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line with seven offensive rebounds for Hampton (15-6, 8-1 MEAC), which won its third straight game and held its second straight opponent to 29 points. The Lady Pirates defeated Delaware 52-29 Saturday, as well.
Casey Morton (Mardela Springs, Md.) led UMES (7-14, 4-4) with seven points in the loss, the Lady Hawks' second in a row.
UMES was held to just 9-for-38 shooting in the game and 11 first-half points. The Lady Pirates ran out to a 14-2 lead in the first 11 minutes and didn't look back. Morton opened the scoring with a layup for UMES but the Lady Hawks were held scoreless for the next 11:14 until Shanyce Stewart (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) hit a free throw with 8:10 left in the half.
Two quick threes by Choicetta McMillian and Laura Lewis got Hampton going and a jumper from Nicole Hamilton and free throws by Jericka Jenkins closed the spurt.
UMES crept to within eight on a Karona Roach (Bear, Del.) layup and free throw with six minutes left before HU scored seven in a row to open its biggest edge of the half at 26-8 with 1:23 to go before the break. Morton completed a three-point play later as UMES went to the locker room down, 28-11.
UMES was held off the board for the first five minutes of the second half before Roach tallied two more free throws to cut the led to 35-13. UMES rallied to push the deficit under 20 with a 9-4 run over a 7:58 span and slice the lead to 39-22. Down, 45-26, with 1:40 left Bria Jackson (Rochester, N.Y.) knocked down what was UMES' only 3-pointer for the night and its last basket as well.
UMES shot 23.7 percent for the game while HU was just 18-for-65 (27.7 percent) itself.
The Lady Pirates created 30 turnovers which translated into 27 points.
Jericka Jenkins was the only other player in double figures with 11 points and eight assists.
UMES is back in action hosting Norfolk State at the Hytche Center at 2 p.m.