Maryland-Eastern Shore vs Savannah State

Savannah St. 59, Md.-Eastern Shore 44


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - For the second straight game, Deven Williams set a career scoring high for Savannah State as the Tigers defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 59-44 in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament opening round action Monday night.

Williams hit 10 of 13 shots from the field and knocked down a career-high 6 of 7 3-pointers en route to 26 points. The junior bested the 21 points he scored against UMES on March 7 in the teams' regular-season finale, a 71-54 Savannah State victory.

The Tigers (19-13) shot 51.1 percent (23 of 45), though besides Williams, the rest of the team connected on just 2 of 10 3-point tries. Preston Blackman added 12 points and Rashad Hassan had 10.

Savannah State opened with an 11-2 lead it never surrendered. It led 28-24 at halftime and 39-29 with 14:54 remaining.

Troy Snyder paced the Hawks (2-26) with nine points, five rebounds and four assists.

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Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks
T. Snyder, F373-82-35439
K. Mays, F322-50-04024
O. Kosile, C273-60-03036
D. Cowell, G341-64-42346
L. Bell, G313-60-02018
I. Pitt201-52-45014
F. Ezeiru111-40-03022
D. Williams II82-40-01005
Totals 16-448-112571644
Savannah State Tigers
R. Hassan, F315-70-023310
A. Louis, F102-30-02014
P. Blackman, G334-92-234012
D. Williams, G2810-130-031126
C. Smith, G250-12-64312
J. Smith301-40-08022
R. Burger170-20-00020
K. White120-21-23001
P. Hendley70-00-00000
S. Wilson40-30-00000
C. Spears31-10-02022
Totals 23-455-1028111259
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Md.-E. Shore7-910-22307
N.C. A&T7-910-22340
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