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Maryland Eastern Shore Basketball: Previewing the Hampton Pirates

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Jermaine Marrow has picked up right where he left off after a stellar freshman campaign, leading Hampton in scoring, assists, and steals per game as a sophomore this season. (Source: 13 NEWS NOW)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — The weather outside is frightful, at least for some on the East Coast of the United States right now.

A winter storm led to the closure of some schools on Friday, and some college basketball games have been rescheduled due to the high amounts of snow that have fallen in recent days. When you add in the wind chill and the cold weather warnings, it makes for a frigid time outdoors.

Luckily, the heaters will be on inside Hytche Arena on Saturday afternoon for college basketball action, as the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks host the Hampton Pirates in MEAC play. Both teams come in looking for their first conference win, and Saturday marks the MEAC opener for the Pirates.

The 2017-18 season is the last for Hampton in the MEAC, as they will be making a move to the Big South Conference come the 2018-19 campaign. A win over the Hawks on the road would be a great way to kick off their final season in the league as they have their sights set on the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Saturday’s tilt between Hampton and Maryland Eastern Shore. Continue reading Maryland Eastern Shore Basketball: Previewing the Hampton Pirates

Maryland Eastern Shore Basketball: Previewing the Morgan State Bears

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Freshman Cameron Bacote has been thrust into a starring role with Maryland-Eastern Shore in 2017-18, and will look to lead the Hawks past Morgan State in their MEAC opener on Wednesday night. (Source: Maryland-Eastern Shore Athletics) (Header: The Baltimore Sun)

BALTIMORE, Md. — Wednesday marks the beginning of conference play for teams in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and what a time it is!

The MEAC is often the butt end of jokes around the college basketball landscape, as it is regarded as one of the worst conferences in the country. Entering Wednesday night, all 13 teams in the conference have sub-.500 records, and nine teams have double digit losses after non-conference play. The Coppin State Eagles are still looking for their first win of the year (0-15).

With all the negativity surrounding the conference, there is plenty of talent to be had across the board. Star freshmen emerged early in the 2017-18 season, and the top scoring guard from last season has picked up right where he left off, despite playing just three games this year.

On Wednesday, a pair of those star freshmen lead their team into battle against a team with the top inside-out duo in the conference. Freshmen Cameron Bacote and Miryne Thomas lead the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks into Baltimore for a Wednesday night match-up with Tiwian Kendley and the Morgan State Bears.

The Bears are looking to end a seven game losing streak, while the Hawks are looking to build off a win in their last outing. Both teams were projected to finish in the top six in the preseason polls, so Wednesday night will be a test for both programs.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of the first of two meetings this season between Maryland Eastern Shore and Morgan State.
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Road Woes Continue For Maryland Eastern Shore in 87-36 Loss at Creighton

Khyri Thomas was one of five Creighton players to score in double figures in Friday nights win over Maryland Eastern Shore. (Source: Omaha World-Herald) (Header: Omaha World-Herald)

OMAHA, Neb. — Playing away from home hasn’t been to kind for the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks this season.

In games played away from the Hytche Athletic Center, the Hawks are a combined 1-9. Their lone win came against the Jackson State Tigers in the Emerald Coast Classic. Eastern Shore went 1-1 in the event, and while they don’t count as road games due to the event being a neutral site, they weren’t playing on their home floor.

On Friday, the Hawks were in Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays for the first time in program history. The odds weren’t in their favour, but the Hawks were looking to put forth a strong effort to try and end their three game losing streak.

Unfortunately for the Hawks, the Bluejays put the game away early in the first half, thanks in large part to strong shooting from all areas of the floor.

As a team, Creighton shot over 52% from the floor, while holding Eastern Shore to just 23.6% shooting on the night. The Bluejays cruised to the 87-36 win over the Hawks, extending the Hawks’ losing streak to four games in the process. Continue reading Road Woes Continue For Maryland Eastern Shore in 87-36 Loss at Creighton

College Court Report Fan-Voted Freshman of the Week: Cameron Bacote, Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks

Freshman Cameron Bacote wasted little time in asserting himself as one of the MEAC’s top young stars, recording a double-double in his first career game on Friday against Valley Forge. (Source: Delmarva Now) (Header: Maryland Eastern Shore Athletics)

CANMORE, Alta. — With all of the injuries that the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks have had to endure leading up to the 2017-18 season and through the first two games, they needed someone new to step up and take on a starring role.

Enter freshman guard Cameron Bacote, who has more than risen to the occasion through the Hawks’ first two games of the year.

The 6’3” guard from Hampton, VA came to the Hawks after a stellar career at Bethel High School. He recorded more than 1,000 points over his collegiate career, and averaged 20 points per game during his senior season. Hus AAU team, Team Loaded VA (Richmond), advanced to the Adidas Summer Championship Final Four.

Bacote has a ton of talent on the hardwood, and that was on full display over the Hawks’ first two games of the season. The Hawks earned a split over the weekend, picking up a win over Valley Forge on Friday before falling to the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday night.

In both games, Bacote led the attack for the Hawks, and the fans recognized that on Sunday night and into Monday morning.

For his efforts over his first two games in the NCAA, fans selected Maryland Eastern Shore guard Cameron Bacote as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Freshman of the Week(end) for November 10-12, 2017!

Bacote earned the most votes in our weekly Twitter poll. The other weekly candidates were Zack Bryant (UAB), Kellan Grady (Davidson), and Abayomi Iyiola (Stetson). Continue reading College Court Report Fan-Voted Freshman of the Week: Cameron Bacote, Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks

Terrapins cruise past Maryland Eastern Shore, 96-43

Jared Nickens was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field on Sunday night, recording 15 points in the Terrapins’ 96-43 win over Maryland Eastern Shore. (Source: Testudo Times) (Header: Baltimore Sun)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The depth for the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks was tested on Sunday night, and it didn’t go well.

Eastern Shore hasn’t been dealt the best of hands to start the 2017-18 season. The list of injuries keeps growing with each passing day, and the depth of the team will be tested all season long. On Sunday, the Hawks took on the Maryland Terrapins, a day after news broke that guard Ryan Andino would be sitting out 2017-18 as a redshirt.

The Hawks went into battle with the Terrapins without another guard in the lineup, as Logan McIntosh missed the game due to an injury sustained in the Hawks’ season-opening win over Valley Forge on Friday night.

With the Hawks battling injuries, Eastern Shore’s six-game road swing didn’t get off on the right foot. Maryland seized control from the outset, and never took their foot off the gas.

The Terrapins shot 61.1% from the floor as a team on Sunday night, and they cruised to the 96-43 victory over the Hawks, moving to 2-0 on the year in the process. Continue reading Terrapins cruise past Maryland Eastern Shore, 96-43

Bacote, Hoggs star for Maryland Eastern Shore in 95-69 win over Valley Forge

Tyler Jones recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 blocks as Maryland Eastern Shore cruised past Valley Forge on Friday, 95-69. (Photo by Mark W. Sutton)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — With a slew of injuries to several key contributors, the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks are going to need their newcomers to play significant roles all season long.

On Friday night in the opening game of the 2017-18 season, a pair of freshmen guards came off the bench to lead the Hawks against the Valley Forge Patriots.

Injuries to the likes of Dontae Caldwell and Ryan Andino have opened up minutes in the back court, and the Hawks may have found their replacements against the Patriots. Cameron Bacote and Sean Hoggs both came off the bench and provided a big boost to the Hawks’ offensive attack.

The pair combined for 51 points on the night, and helped guide the Hawks to their first season-opening win in more than a decade. Maryland Eastern Shore pulled away in the second half for a 95-69 win over Valley Forge. Continue reading Bacote, Hoggs star for Maryland Eastern Shore in 95-69 win over Valley Forge