Inclement weather leads to adjustments for Maryland-Eastern Shore in North Carolina

Head coach Bobby Collins and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks will have to wait a couple extra days before entering MEAC play. (Source: Maryland-Eastern Shore Athletics)
Head coach Bobby Collins and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks will have to wait a couple extra days before entering MEAC play. (Source: Maryland-Eastern Shore Athletics)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks were getting set to open up the MEAC portion of their schedule this weekend in North Carolina.

Games against the North Carolina Central Eagles (Saturday) and North Carolina A&T Aggies (Monday) would pose challenges for the Hawks, but also provided them with a great opportunity to see how they stacked up against some of the conference’s top players and teams.

However, Mother Nature had other plans for the Hawks.

Due to inclement weather in the North Carolina area, the weekend schedule for the Hawks underwent some changes, pushing back their conference opener to Monday, and moving up the game time against the Aggies.

Early on Saturday, the Hawks announced that Saturday’s contest against the Eagles was postponed due to inclement weather. It was a double-header for the schools, with both the men’s and women’s team scheduled to take to the hardwood on Saturday.

Those games have since been moved to Wednesday, January 11th, with the women’s game scheduled to tip off at 4pm EST and the men’s at 6pm EST, or 30 minutes following the completion of the women’s game.

That meant that Monday’s game against the Aggies would serve as the MEAC opener for the Hawks. However, changes were imminent for those games due to the weather.

While the day will serve as another double-header, the game times have been moved up three hours. The women’s game will tip at 2pm EST, with the men’s game set to tip off at roughly 4pm EST, or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the women.

The Hawks and Eagles weren’t the only teams to have their game postponed on Saturday. The NC State Wolfpack – North Carolina Tar Heels game was also postponed due to the weather, along with a handful of other games.

Eastern Shore enters MEAC play with a 3-12 record overall, but the Hawks are coming off a 90-65 win over Valley Forge in their last outing.

– T. Bennett

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