UMES Mauls Savannah State Tigers, 87-57
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s basketball team ran away with a 30-point victory on Sunday evening, defeating Savannah State 87-57.
UMES (10-9) climbed over .500 on the season with their biggest conference win since 2001.
With the victory, UMES improves to 10-9 and 3-1 in the MEAC. UMES currently sits in fourth place in the MEAC standings, behind North Carolina Central, Norfolk State and Hampton.
This is the latest that a Hawk team has held a winning record since the 1993-94 season when UMES finished at 16-12. The win already clinches the first season with double digit victories since 2010-2011.
The win also represented the third straight MEAC win for UMES, going back to the North Carolina A&T victory in December.
It’s the first stretch of three consecutive conference wins since late in the 2010-11 season.
With the 30-point margin, UMES recorded their biggest conference win by margin of victory since December 3, 2001 when the Hawks defeated Florida A&M by a final score of 85-54.
The Hawks will try to extend those streaks when they battle South Carolina State on Monday night. The Bulldogs will enter the contest with a 5-14 record, and a 3-2 mark in the MEAC.
Wildcats claw by Eagles
BALTIMORE – Delino Dear posted a double-double of 14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as Bethune-Cookman downed Coppin State 58-53 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday.
The Wildcats (5-13 overall, 1-3 MEAC) earned their first road win of the season after in nine tries in additional to breaking into the win column in league play.
Quintin Brewer and Brandon Stewart each scored 13 as Bethune-Cookman rallied from a 41-33 deficit to take a 50-49 lead on a Dear jumper with 3:58 to play.
Taariq Cephas had 12 points for Coppin State, which lost its 12th straight.
NCCU Earns Tough Road Win in Battle of Unbeaten MEAC Teams
NORFOLK, Va. – In a battle of conference unbeaten teams, North Carolina Central University overcame 24 personal fouls with 24 points from senior Jordan Parks and the first career double-double from junior Dante Holmes to earn a tough 60-56 road victory over Norfolk State University on Saturday evening in Echols Hall.
Holmes shot 6 of 11 from the field, including 4 of 6 from behind the arch, to finish with 18 points, 11 rebounds, three assist and three steals.
Hilliard, who was 3-for-5 from long distance, tallied 13 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Eagles.
Of NCCU’s 24 personal fouls, 15 came in the second half. The Spartans shot 31 free throws, but only converted 19 (61.3 percent).
MEAC Media Relations