Saturday, February 6, 2016

UMES beats Hampton; First win vs. Pirates since 2008

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland -- Inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center in Princess Anne on Saturday evening, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore did something that it had not done since 2008.

UMES beat Hampton University in a game of basketball played by men.

Four Hawks scored in double-digits as UMES hosted and beat Hampton on Feb. 6 by a score of 73-70. It was the first time that Hawks’ head coach Bobby Collins had bested the Pirates, where he coached from 1995 through 2006.

“It feels great because it was the next game,” Collins said. “It had a little bit more weighing on it because (Hampton) was the no. 1 team in the conference. I’m just proud of how our guys competed. You have to come to play every night and the team that has the most will and the most belief is the team that’s going to overcome and win.”

Prior to this game, Hampton had won 10 straight against UMES, including 23 out of their last 24 meetings. To be blunt, the Pirates have owned the Hawks for some time.


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