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Lady Hawks Scheduled to Play Syracuse Wednesday

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore women's basketball team is scheduled to finish its three-game road trip in Syracuse on Wednesday. The team will play the Orange at the Carrier Dome with tip-off at 7 p.m.

The Lady Hawks gained their first win of the season as they beat the University of Maryland Baltimore-County, 68-45. UMES defeated the Retrievers for the first time on UMBC's home-court after losing five games dating back to 1982. The Lady Hawks gained a 12-point lead going into halftime, 32-20. In the second half, UMES began on a 10-2 run and extended the lead to 20 points, 42-22. With less than a minute left, the Lady Hawks increased their lead by 24 points, 68-44. The last free throw by the Retrievers would determine the final score, 68-45. In the first half, the Lady Hawks posted an early 7-0 lead. With less than 10 minutes left in the half, the Retrievers were down nine, 19-10 before going on an 8-2 run to cut the lead to three, 21-18. UMES then closed out the half on an 11-2 run to push the lead up 32-20.

Four Lady Hawks scored in the double-digits, led by junior Shawnee Sweeney (Chester, Va.) Sweeney posted a career-high 22 points, including seven three-pointers. Jessica Long (Fort Washington, Md.) added 11 points and a game-high six assists. Ashleigh Claybrooks (Manassas, Va.) gained her first double-double of the season as she tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds. Other Lady Hawk performers having a stellar night included Alexis Udoji (Randolph, Mass.) tying her career-high 12 rebounds while chipping in five points, four steals and two blocks. Chalyse Taylor (Louisville, Ky.) made her first start of the season with 11 points and three triples in the win.

Previewing Wednesday's match up, UMES will start 1-2 overall including last Saturday's victory over UMBC. Today, the Orange are 2-0 and are scheduled to play Cornell later today. Syracuse leads the series 3-0, including a 73-50 win for the Orange on Dec. 1, 2010. Senior Forward Shanyce Stewart (Mount Vernon, NY) played in the last game scoring five points during her 18 minutes of play. This season, the Orange are led by Brittney Sykes and Skayeya Leary. Sykes leads the team with 21 points-per-game while averaging 5.5 rebounds and shooting 62 percent from the field. Leary is averaging a double-double, scoring 15.5 points-per-game and 15 rebounds per game, leading the team.

For UMES, the Lady Hawks boast three players averaging double-figure points, led by Long with 18.7. Long also leads UMES with 5 assists per game. Sweeney leads the team with 11 three-pointers while sophomore TeAmber Burke (Washington, NC) leads the team, shooting 47 percent from downtown. Udoji and Stewart average over 10 boards a game.

After Wednesday's match-up, the Lady Hawks return back to Princess Anne to host George Mason University at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center on Saturday, Nov. 23. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. For complete recaps, results and news of Hawks athletics, visit http://www.umeshawks.com.

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