UMES ENDS HOME-STAND AGAINST LIONS
Nov. 25, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Tomorrow (11/26), the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Women’s Basketball Team ends their two-game home-stand against the Lions of Lincoln (PA) University. Tip-off is 6:00 p.m.
Last Saturday (11/23), UMES erased a double-digit deficit to defeat George Mason University in overtime, 93-91. The Lady Hawks picked up their first victory against the Patriots in the series after losing five consecutive, dating back to 1988, and the first win for the Lady Hawks against an Atlantic-10 opponent under the Fred Batchelor era.
Four Lady Hawks scored double-digit points, led by Jessica Long (Fort Washington, MD) scoring 27 points and a career-high nine assists. Alexis Udoji (Randolph, MA) and Ashleigh Claybrooks (Manassas, VA) each registered a double-double. Udoji tallied a career-high 19 points and 11 boards while Claybrooks came off the bench and inked 14 points and a new career-high 12 rebounds in the victory.
Other notable Hawk performances included Shawnee Stewart (Mount Vernon, NY) recording her tenth career 10+ rebound performance (11) while scoring a season-high seven points. Junior guard Shawnee Sweeney (Chester, VA) finished with nine points, all in the second half, and a game-high four steals while Chalyse Taylor (Louisville, KY) made her second start of the season and scored 10 points in the win.
Tuesday’s matchup features UMES entering 2-3 overall, including last Saturday’s thrilling victory over George Mason whereas the Lions are 3-1, including an overtime upset over Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) conference rival, Morgan State University back on Nov, 15th, 94-86.
Entering tomorrow night’s game, this is the second meeting between these two institutions with the Lady Hawks leading the series, 1-0. UMES defeated the Lions, 59-45, at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center back on Jan. 25, 2012. Three current UMES players played in the last meeting: Long; Sweeney; and Stewart.
As of today, the Lions are led by Cynthia Johnson and Zephrah Pam. Both, Johnson and Pam, have combined for nearly 26 points-per-game. Lincoln’s one, two-punch has also combined for 35 three-pointers made so far this season.
For the Lady Hawks, UMES is among the conference leaders in multiple categories, including points-per-game (71.0), rebounds-per-game (50.0), and three-pointers made-per-game (7.2). Long is sixth in the conference averaging 18.4 points-per-game and third in assists-per-game (5.0). Claybrooks, Stewart, and Udoji are among the conference leaders in rebounds-per-contest. Udoji averages 9.6 boards-per-game, which is fifth in the conference, while Stewart (9.5) and Claybrooks (7.6) are sixth and ninth, respectively. Sophomore guard TeAmber Burke (Washington, NC) remains among the conference leaders in three-point percentage, shooting 45% from downtown.
After Tuesday’s game, the Lady Hawks prepare for a seven-game road trip beginning Tuesday, Dec. 3rd as they travel to West Long Branch, NJ to battle Monmouth University. Game time is 7:00 p.m.
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