Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament Recaps
(Monday, March 11th)
Final Score: Savannah State 59, Maryland-Eastern Shore 44
Norfolk, VA (Sports Network) - Deven Williams poured in a career-high 26 points as the Savannah State Tigers dismissed the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, 59-44, in the opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament at Norfolk Scope Arena.
Williams shot 10-of-13 from the floor, including 6-of-7 from 3-point range for fourth-seeded Savannah State (19-13), which shot 51.1 percent from the field in the 15-point triumph. Preston Blackman added 12 points, while Rashad Hassan put up 10 points.
Troy Snyder led the way with nine points, five rebounds and four assists for 13th-seeded UMES (2-26).
Savannah State will take on fifth-seeded Morgan State in Thursday's quarterfinal round.
Final Score: Morgan State 61, South Carolina State 52
Norfolk, VA (Sports Network) - Anthony Hubbard paced four teammates in double- digits with 16 points as the Morgan State Bears overcame a halftime deficit to take down the South Carolina State Bulldogs, 61-52, in the opening round of the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference Tournament at Norfolk Scope Arena.
Dewayne Jackson scored 12 points for the fifth-seeded Bears (15-14), who trailed by three at intermission before taking control of the game in the second half with a 15-4 run. Ian Chiles and Shaquille Duncan added 10 points apiece.
The 12th-seeded Bulldogs (6-24) were paced by 17 points and 10 rebounds from Matthew Hezekiah, his seventh-double-double of the year. Darryl Palmer and Khalif Toombs added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Morgan State is set to take on fourth-seeded Savannah State in the quarterfinal round on Thursday.
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