The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (UMES) Hawks saw four players score double digits in points as they held off Morgan State University (MSU), 68-56, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game Feb. 11.
UMES Junior guard Percy Woods led all scorers with 21 points, making three 3-pointers and 10 free throws. Woods was followed by senior forward/center Tyler Hines with 16 points, while senior guard Hillary Haley added 13 points and sophomore guard Louis Bell followed with 10 points.
Sophomore guard/forward Justin Black led all MSU scorers with just 12 points. Freshman point guard Blake Bozeman followed with 10 points, six boards and five assists.
The loss ended Morgan State’s nine-game winning streak over UMES; the Hawks hadn’t beaten MSU since a matchup on Jan. 28, 2006.
UMES (6-17 overall, 3-7 MEAC) has won two of its last three games. Meanwhile, Morgan State is playing its worst basketball in years, losing its fifth straight game. The Bears fell to 5-17 overall and 3-8 against the MEAC, their worst conference record since 2006.
Morgan State will face Delaware State Feb. 13 at Hill Field House in Baltimore, Md.