Women's Basketball

Coppin State Defeats Maryland Eastern Shore, 55-49

Feb. 4, 2017

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - After a big comeback at Hampton, Coach Fred Batchelor and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women's Basketball team could not duplicate the same result as Coppin State (CSU) defeated the Hawks, 55-49, inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

With the setback, Eastern Shore dropped to 9-11 (3-6 MEAC) while the Eagles improved to 5-16 (5-4 MEAC) on the season.

The Shore's poor shooting would be too much to overcome as they shot only 35-percent (20-of-58) from the field, including 17-percent (4-of-23) from downtown.

Guard Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand) recorded her second double-double on the season, posting 10 points and 10 boards. Junior forward Shauntesha Bryant (Syracuse, N.Y.) flirted with a double-double of her own, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

Nearly midway through the third, CSU's guard Genesis Lucas connected on a jumper and increased their advantage to five, 33-28. Shortly after, the Hawks went on a 9-0 spurt, capped off by a trey ball from senior guard Mariah McCoy (Rock Hill, S.C.), and took the lead back, 36-33, at the 3:07 mark. After three, The Shore led, 39-36.

CSU opened the fourth on a 9-0 run, including a long ball from Tiara Goode. Eastern Shore battled back and sliced the deficit to three after a made free throw by junior guard Alexus Hicks (Raleigh, N.C.), 45-42, at the 3:08 mark.

In the waning moments, Coppin State made several freebies down the stretch to seal the deal.

Other notable Hawk performance included center Tori Morris (Herndon, Va.) scoring 10 points on 56-percent shooting (5-of-9) from the floor in a losing effort.

CSU took a 14-6 lead early in the first until The Shore closed out the period on a 6-0 spurt, capped off by a layup from Morris, 14-12.

More than three minutes into the second, Goode drilled a jumper and put the Eagles ahead, 22-16, but a long ball from Bryant sliced the deficit in half, 22-19, at the 5:30 mark.

Maryland Eastern Shore cut the deficit as low as one on multiple occasions, but were unable to get over the hump; thus, the Eagles would take the halftime lead, 27-24.

Coppin State forced 19 Hawk giveaways and capitalized with 24 points off turnovers. Lucas led the way with a game-high 20 points and four thefts. Goode added 16 points in the victory.

Next Saturday (Feb. 11), Coach Batchelor and the Hawks travel back to Virginia to face Norfolk State. Game-time is scheduled for 4 p.m. inside Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visitwww.easternshorehawks.com.

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