Hawks Fall To Buzzer-Beater In Overtime Thriller
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s basketball team pushed its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference match up Monday night against South Carolina State University to overtime, but would come up just short to the Bulldogs, 73-72. The Hawks fall to 10-10 for the season, 3-2 in the MEAC.
Exchanging the lead three times in the final minute of regulation, junior Devin Martin saw an opportunity at the free-throw line to win the game, but hitting just the front end of the two chances would send the game to overtime, 64-64. The Hawks recorded the first four points in the extra five minutes off finishes by Dominique Elliott and Mike Myers, but the Bulldogs fought back. With a two-point deficit with two seconds remaining, South Carolina State’s Edward Stephens hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired to take the victory.
The Hawks had five players tally double-digit points for the night, as Martin and Devon Walker recorded a team-high 14 points. Stephens led all scorers with 26 for the game.
UMES heads on the road for another MEAC contest on Saturday at Bethune-Cookman University for a 4 p.m., tipoff.