UMES snapped South Carolina State’s two-game win streak on Saturday evening, handing it a 78-62 loss at Hytche Center. The Hawks got off to a good start, going into halftime with a 35-28 lead. They then continued to outscore the Bulldogs 43-34 in the second half to come away with the victory.
Nathaniel Pollard, Jr. scored 21 points while recording seven assists to lead the way for UMES. Pollard, Jr. was just a cog in a complete offensive performance for the Hawks. The team shot 53% from the field while scoring 1.09 points per possession. That offensive output included 8-of-22 shooting from beyond the arc and 14-of-18 shooting on free throws.
South Carolina State was led by Rakeim Gary, who put up 18 points. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 24-of-57 from the field and 11-of-26 from three. That contributed to their average of 0.85 points per possession and 51% true shooting, which wasn’t enough to secure the win.
Both teams face their next test on February 21. UMES takes on North Carolina Central, while South Carolina State has a shot to rebound against a struggling Delaware State squad. The Hawks will look to keep their momentum rolling and earn another win. On the other side, the Bulldogs will hit the road once again.
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