PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Little did we know at the start of the season, but the race for the MEAC crown is shaping up to be one of the more exciting ones in the country.
Heading into Monday’s action, as many as eight teams looked to have a realistic shot at the title. Some teams have stronger chances than others, but anything can happen on any given night. While only one team had a winning record overall on the year, the level of parity in the league from one through ten is what makes the race that enticing.
Down in Princess Anne on Monday, two teams that were looking to move up in the standings squared off. The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks were looking to stay in the top half of the standings, while the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats were looking to play spoiler and move up the standing themselves.
The Wildcats got hot towards the end of the first half and took a five point lead into the break. In the second, the Hawks fought their way back into the game, and forced overtime.
A pair of free throws in the final minute of the extra frame by Bakari Copeland gave the Hawks a slim 82-61 lead. The Wildcats had the last shot of the game, but it was off the mark, and the Hawks escaped with the one-point win at home over Bethune-Cookman. Continue reading RECAP: Maryland-Eastern Shore edges Bethune-Cookman in overtime, 82-81