Hammond, LA – Poor shooting from the field and challenges with ball protection sent UMES to a seventh straight loss, 85-75 Wednesday at Southeastern Louisiana. The Hawks made only 25 of 64 shots for a 39.1%. In addition, UMES committed 16 turnovers.
It was a disappointing end to a game that started with promise. UMES raced out to an 8-0 first half lead. Southeastern Louisiana closed the first half on a 13-3 run and led 45-29. That was too big of hole for the Hawks as they outscored the Lions 46-40 in the second half. Ryan Andino led UMES in scoring with 17 points.
“I thought we played with a lot of effort,” head coach Bobby Collins said. “We gave ourselves a chance. The thing about this game was that we didn’t go and take this game. We had opportunities but we missed a lot of layups. We missed three-on-one opportunities. We missed free throws. In the opportunities, we had to make a run, the run killer happened.”
UMES will attempt to earn their first win of the 2016-17 season when they host non-NCAA Central Pennsylvania College, Dec. 5.
(UMES sports information contributed to this post)