UMES ATHLETICS TOP MOMENT #10: LONG'S GAME-WINNER OVER GEORGE MASON
Jessica Long (pictured)
Jessica Long (pictured)
Aug. 18, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) athletics department countdown continues with women’s basketball guard Jessica Long’s (Fort Washington, Md.) game-winner over George Mason University.

Trailing by double-digits at the half, 39-29, the Lady Hawks rallied to force overtime. In the extra period, the Patriots nailed a three-pointer and tied the contest with only 24 ticks left on the clock. After UMES’ timeout, Long held the ball to let the game clock dwindle down to five ticks before making her move to the basket where she sank the game-winning floater and lifted the Lady Hawks past George Mason, 93-91.

Long scored a game-high 27 points and guided the program to their first victory over an Atlantic-10 (A-10) opponent under the Fred Batchelor era. The win also ended a five-game skid against Mason, dating back to 1988.

Last season, the Fort Washington-native led the squad in multiple categories, including points (14.0) and assists (4.2). Additionally, Long set a new single-season program record in free-throws made (166) and attempts (247).

2013-14 UMES Top Moment Countdown Schedule

Moment #1: Friday, August 29

Moment #2: Thursday, August 28

Moment #3: Wednesday, August 27

Moment #4: Tuesday, August 26

Moment #5: Monday, August 25

Moment #6: Friday, August 22

Moment #7: Thursday, August 21

Moment #8: Wednesday, August 20

Moment #9: Tuesday, August 19

Moment #10: LONG’S GAME-WINNER OVER GEORGE MASON

Moment #11: ALVARADO & BUJA NAMED ALL-AMERICA

Moment #12: UMES CLAIMS FIFTH STRAIGHT MEAC GSR TITLE

Moment #13: VEVERKA SHATTERS PROGRAM RECORD

Moment #14: COLLINS & RENS ERAS BEGIN

Moment #15: SOFTBALL MAKES ESPN DEBUT

The 2013-14 UMES athletic season was a memorable one filled with incredible moments, championship performances and individual achievements on and off the playing field. To make way for the 2014-15 season, UMES athletics will count down 15 top moments from a year ago, based on subjective opinion by UMES administrative staff, coaches and student-athletes. The list not only recognizes academic commitment and winning, but also the spirit and pride infused into the campus. A new moment will be revealed each weekday, counting down to the start of competition for the year on Friday, August 29th.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.