UMES OFFENSE UNABLE TO GET GOING IN 59-30 LOSS TO HOWARD
Feb. 9, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Lady Hawks were not able to get a run going in Washington D.C. as they fell to Howard 59-30 on Saturday. UMES falls to 6-13 overall and 2-6 in the MEAC, while Howard goes to 13-9 and 7-3 in conference play.
Both UMES and Howard fired away from three in the early going, as the Lady Bison took an 8-5 advantage. Both defenses played well, but Howard built its lead with a 9-0 run to go up 14-5 with 9:08 to go in the first half, later going up 19-7.
UMES finally starting getting looks in the frontcourt, as Alexis Udoji (Randolph, Mass.) converted a putback and Ashleigh Claybrooks (Manassas, Va.) followed with a layup to cut the deficit to eight 19-11 with 5:25 left in the half.
Following a five-point run by Howard, Jessica Long (Fort Washington, Md.) and Sha-Kiyla Finney (Portsmouth, Va.) got on the board with a jumper and three-pointer respectively to make the score 24-16 home team with 2:22 left in the period. Howard took a 26-16 advantage into the locker room.
The Lady Hawks had trouble getting their offense going in the second half, as Cheyenne Curley-Payne went on a personal 8-1 run through the first media timeout to push Howard up 34-17.
Though the defense continued to play well, UMES got just one field goal in the period's opening 12 minutes. The Lady Hawks scored just 14 points in the second half as they fell to Howard 59-30.
Jameelah Pickard (Greensboro, N.C.) led UMES in scoring with six points, adding three rebounds. Claybrooks had four points and four boards, while Shanyce Stewart (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) had a squad-best five rebounds.
For Howard, Curley-Payne concluded with 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds in the game. Saadia Doyle was held to just four points, but she added 11 boards.
UMES will look to regroup as they head across the Bay-Bridge Tunnel on Monday to face Norfolk State for a 6 p.m. game.