Morgan St. stays atop MEAC with 67-52 win over Md.-Eastern Shore
BALTIMORE (AP)—Jamar Smith had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Morgan State used a second-half surge to beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 67-52 on Saturday and remain atop the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Boubacar Coly added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Marquise Kately had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears (12-8, 7-1), who won their fifth straight.
Ed Tyson scored 18 of his game-high 28 points in the first half for the Hawks (2-20, 0-7), who lost their 11th straight. No other player scored more than six points for Maryland-Eastern Shore, and the Hawks went 1-for-15 from 3-point range.
Coly’s two-handed dunk gave Morgan State a 39-32 lead early in the second half, and the Bears extended their advantage to 46-36 on Kately’s 3-pointer from the right wing with 13:32 remaining. The Hawks never seriously threatened again.
In the first half, the Hawks took an 18-15 lead on Tyson’s three-point play with 10:11 remaining. The Bears went ahead 29-24 with 5:27 left, but Tyson’s short jumper evened the score at 30 with 4:02 left.
The Hawks went without a field goal over the final four minutes of the half, and Morgan State led 33-30 at halftime.