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Hawks Survive Second Half Scare in Win Over N.C. A&T

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men's basketball team emerged victorious after North Carolina A&T put on an impressive second half run.

The Hawks won 67-63 at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. This win was the third of the year at home and snapped a 13 game losing streak for UMES. The Hawks now improve their record to 3-15 (1-5 MEAC).

UMES had a 27-point lead with 15 minutes left in the game, however an 18-1 run by the Aggies slimmed the lead to 53-44. The Aggies continued to put the press on the Hawks, forcing turnovers and moved within two points with just under four minutes remaining.

The crowd fell nearly silent and supporters could be heard pleading with the team to just hold on. UMES capitalized on a fast break opportunity and freshman Hakeem Baxter (Philadelphia) sprinted down court and flushed a single hand dunk. This electrified the crowd and gave the Hawks momentum in crunch time.

In the final minute of play UMES missed just one shot and the unit went 4-4 from the free-throw line. Baxter led the Hawks in scoring with 26, and also scored four of the final eight points by the Hawks. Junior KyRee Jones (Indianapolis) notched 16 points and three assists.

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