UMES Women’s Basketball Finishes Seventh in Conference, Set to Take On Delaware State
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore women’s basketball team has finished number 7 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
This means they will face Delaware State in the first round of the 2018 MEAC basketball tournament. The game is March 6 at 1:30 p.m. from the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va.
“They have a great player who can do a lot on the floor and was the preseason player of the year (junior forward NaJai Pollard) and it is going to be a challenge for us,” Hawks Head Coach Fred Batchelor said. “She is one of the best players if not the best player in the league.
The Hawks last played the Hornets Feb. 26 on senior night, winning 76-56 on the last home game of the season.
“For me, I felt like the score was not indicative of how close the game was. We were fortunate that we shot the ball extremely well at home,” Batchelor said. “We are not going to be in the same confines playing the tournament, so we are going to have to find some other ways to score rather than just depending on making 12 threes.”
UMES (10-18, 7-9 MEAC) was chosen by conference sports information directors and coaches to finish seventh in the preseason.