Scores

Final

MD-E Shore 71

(2-12, 0-2 MEAC)

S Carolina St 78

(5-9, 1-0 MEAC)

    7:30 PM ET, January 8, 2014

    S-H-M Memorial Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    UMES 30 4171
    SCST 40 3878

    Top Performers

    Maryland-Eastern Shore: H. Baxter 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    South Carolina St: M. Hezekiah 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    SC State edges Md-Eastern Shore 78-71

    Associated Press

    ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Matthew Hezekiah scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds to lead South Carolina State to a 78-71 victory in its conference opener over University of Maryland-Eastern Shore on Wednesday night.

    SC State (5-9, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) opened up a 17-point lead in the first half on a pair of Jalen White free throws that made it 37-20 with 2:44 left but UMES shaved the advantage to 40-30 at the intermission. The Bulldogs were outscored 41-38 in the second half but held on for the win.

    White and Adama Adams contributed 14 points each and Karon Wright had 11 for the Bulldogs, who shot 55 percent from the field and were 7 of 14 from 3-point range.

    UMES (2-12, 0-2) pulled to within five late in the second half, 57-52, but couldn't close the gap.

    Hakeem Baxter led the Hawks with 23 points and KyRee Jones had 20.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UMES
    SCST
    Points 71 78
    FG Made-Attempted 23-58 (.397) 27-49 (.551)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-26 (.731) 17-28 (.607)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

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