PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s basketball team tipped off 2023 Monday night (Jan. 2) against Division I University of Maryland Eastern Shore. St. Mary’s College (5-5) dropped an 87-56 non-conference decision to the Eastern Shore Hawks (7-7) as senior guard Daryn Alexander (Twinbrook, Md./Richard Montgomery) was the only Seahawk to score in double digits with 16.

How It Happened

  • St. Mary’s played the Hawks tight in the first half, leading by one twice in the first seven minutes of the game. An old-fashioned three-point play by junior forward Gary Grant (Washington, D.C./Thomas Stone [Md.]) and a two-point bucket by first-year guard Micah Henry (Laurel, Md./Hammond) provided those leads for the Seahawks.
  • UMES regained the lead for good on a two-point basket by Zion Styles at 12:47 and closed out the half by outscoring the visitors, 38-21, for a 50-34 halftime advantage for the Hawks.
  • In the second half, St. Mary’s shooting went cold as the Seahawks’ shooting percentage dropped from 57.7-percent to 29.2-percent, allowing Eastern Shore to post a 37-22 scoring margin over the final 20 minutes.
Daryn Alexander vs. Ferrum (11.13.22) Credit: Bill Wood

Inside the Box Score

  • The Hawks outrebounded St. Mary’s, 31-23, while doubling up the visitors in the paint, 60-30.
  • UMES tallied 19 steals which contributed to 26 Seahawk turnovers and led to 35 points for the Hawks off those miscues plus 25 fast-break points.

St. Mary’s Game Notes

  • Alexander paced the Seahawks with team-bests of 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. He shot 6-of-11 from the field and 3-for-3 from the free throw line.
  • For the game, St. Mary’s shot 44-percent (22-50) from the field.

Maryland Eastern Shore Game Notes

  • UMES stretches its win streak to four with tonight’s victory and improves to 5-0 at home.
  • Nathaniel Pollard, Jr. led four Hawks in double-digit scoring with a game-high 17 while hauling in a game-best eight rebounds and recording a game-high six steals.
  • The Hawks finished the game shooting 51.4-percent (36-70) from the floor.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 6 at SUNY Morrisville (4-5, 0-1 United East) – Morrisville, N.Y. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Jan. 7 at Wells (5-5, 0-1 United East) – Aurora, N.Y. – 3:00 p.m.

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