Slow start dooms Maryland Eastern Shore on the road at Georgetown

Jessie Govan recorded his third straight double-double to open the season on Saturday, as he posted 23 points and 14 rebounds against Maryland Eastern Shore. (Header: Casual Hoya)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Saturday afternoon, the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks continued their six-game road swing with game against the Georgetown Hoyas.

The Hawks have had an extra day of rest, as their game against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies from Wednesday was cancelled due to power failures inside the Reilly Center. That game was rescheduled for November 20th at 7:00pm EST.

Georgetown and Maryland Eastern Shore last met in the 2015-16 season, with the Hoyas picking up a 68-49 victory over the Hawks inside Capital One Arena.

On Saturday, the Hawks were looking to get back on track after suffering a lopsided defeat at the hands of the Maryland Terrapins in their previous game. Logan McIntosh was still out of the lineup for the Hawks against the Hoyas, leaving the Hawks short-handed once again.

Eastern Shore was simply overwhelmed by the Hoyas from the outset of the game. Georgetown opened the day on a 10-0 run, holding the Hawks scoreless for over three minutes in the process. They had runs of eight and nine points in the first half, and took a 21-point lead into the locker room.

Georgetown had five players score in double-figures on the day, and the Hoyas cruised to the 83-57 win over Maryland Eastern Shore.

Jessie Govan and Marcus Derrickson each recorded double-doubles on the day. Govan finished with 23 points and 14 rebounds for his third straight double-double to open the season, while Derrickson had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Kaleb Johnson scored a game-high 24 points for the Hoyas, while going 9-for-13 from the floor and 4-for-5 from three point range.

With 7:14 to play in the first half, Govan got a layup to go that pushed the lead for the Hoyas to 27 points. On the next possession, freshman Cameron Bacote was fouled on a three-point attempt. He proceeded to make all three free throws, kicking off an 11-5 run for the Hawks to close the half.

Bacote finished with seven points and seven assists in the loss. Miryne Thomas scored a team-high 16 points for the Hawks on the day.

After Georgetown scored the first two points of the second frame, Maryland Eastern Shore went on a 10-0 run to cut the deficit down to 42-29. That was as close as they would get, as the Hoyas proceeded to push their lead back to 20 points, and it would hover around that mark the rest of the way.

The loss was the second straight for Maryland Eastern Shore (1-2) on their six-game road swing. The Hawks are back in action on Monday night against St. Bonaventure.

Georgetown (3-0) remains perfect in the Patrick Ewing era. The Hoyas head on the road for the first time next Saturday, when they take on the Richmond Spiders.

– T. Bennett

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