In an emotional game with five technical fouls and an ejection, Hampton University outlasted Maryland Eastern Shore 104-89 Monday in Princess Anne, Md., behind Du’Vaughn Maxwell’s 19 points and 11 rebounds. Breon Key added 14 points and six rebounds for the Pirates.
UMES (4-21, 2-10) overcame an eight-point deficit to go ahead 47-42 and 54-49 early in the second half, but the Pirates (16-11, 11-3) regained control to stay in second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. A pair of 7-0 runs gave them a 65-57 edge, and they never trailed again.
With 8:31 left and his team trailing by 10, UMES’ KyRee Jones was ejected, restrained by Hawks assistant coaches and escorted from the court by security after reacting to an HU foul. Jones drew two technical fouls, while his teammate Issac Smith III drew one. Maxwell and Key drew technicals for the Pirates. ...
Norfolk State (16-11, 10-3 MEAC) hung on to beat Howard 66-60 in Washington. The Bison fell to 6-22, 4-9, despite Phoebus High graduate James Daniel's 20 points.
Riley Maye made all five of his shots and finished with 14 points as NSU beat Howard for the ninth straight time.
Norfolk State trailed 32-24 at the break, but took the lead at 36-35 on a 3-pointer by Kievyn Lila-St. Rose. The Spartans started the second half on a 20-5 spurt.
Maye's 3-pointer made it an 11-point game with 5:29 left. Anell Alexis added 13 points, nine from the free throw line, for NSU. ...
NSU’s Brandon Goode and HU’s Maxwell were named the MEAC Co-Defensive Players of the Week.
Goode had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the Spartans’ 73-68 win over Coppin State last week. Maxwell had 19 points and 10 rebounds in the Pirates’ 81-78 win over Howard on Saturday.
Host Apprentice School (15-9) edged Bryant & Stratton of Virginia Beach 61-58 in the Builders’ regular-season finale; a bid to the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association nationals is expected Tuesday for the Builders.
Cameron Perry converted a basket and free throw with 1:14 left for a 60-56 lead and hit 1 of 2 free throws with 25 seconds left. The visitors missed three late field-goal attempts.
Zach Zastrow led Apprentice with 10 points. ...
William and Mary clinched the third seed for the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, which will take place March 7-10 in Baltimore. The Tribe (17-10, 9-5) concludes the regular season with a home game against Hofstra at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Hampton (23-4, 14-0) continued its reign over MEAC opposition, romping past Maryland Eastern Shore 90-62 behind freshman guard Malia Tate-DeFreitas’ 26 points, 18 of which came in the first half.
Senior Alyssa Bennett added 21 points and 11 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season, and Kenia Cole had 18 points.
HU led 25-9 with 10:07 left and 43-15 at halftime. The Pirates shot 42.9 percent (27-for-63), while the Hawks (7-18, 3-10) hit just 21.6 percent (16-for-74). ...
Norfolk State (11-13, 7-6 MEAC) won 79-74 at Howard (10-16, 6-7) behind Logan Powell’s 25 points. She shot 10-of-15 from the field, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc.
Rachel Gordon shot 8-of-8 from the free-throw line and had 12 points and 17 rebounds for NSU. Rae Corbo scored 17 points for the Spartans.
For Howard, Victoria Gonzalez had 21 points and Te’Shya Heslip added 13 points and 10 rebounds. ...
Host Apprentice School (21-4) romped past Mid-Atlantic Christian of Elizabeth City, N.C., 90-22 as Bria Hill came off the bench to provide the Builders with 18 points, five assists and five steals.
Courtney Collins had 16 points and six rebounds for Apprentice, while Kelsey Daniels and Julissa Riddick added 11 points each and Kenya Wilkerson had 10 points, six assists and six steals. ...
Also, she set a freshman school record for asssists in a season (110). Tech beat Pittsburgh 69-62 Thursday and followed with a 50-47 upset at No. 11 North Carolina on Sunday. ...
In the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament’s first round, Brittany Glasco had 18 points and Nancy Kelly added 13 as fifth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan ousted No. 12 Hollins 59-37 at Batten Center. The Marlins held Hollins to 26.7-percent shooting from the field.
The win earned the Marlins a trip to Salem Civic Center to play No. 4 Guilford in a quarterfinal at 3 p.m. Thursday.
The other home teams also won in the ODAC first round. No. 7 Bridgewater beat No. 10 Emory and Henry 76-51, No. 8 Shenandoah stopped No. 9 Randolph 69-51, and No. 6 Roanoke handled No. 11 Washington and Lee 61-44.