Bears Fall To Maryland Eastern Shore, 59-57
Dec. 20, 2005
Providence, RI - Maryland Eastern Shore overcame an eight point second half deficit to overtake Brown, 59-57, in a non-league game at the Pizzitola Sports Center, The loss drops the Bears to 2-7 overall, while the Hawks are now 3-9 overall.
Brown extended its 33-26 lead at the half to 42-34 with 14:15 remaining in the second half on a lay-up by freshman Chris Skrelja. UMES chipped away at the Bears and took the lead for good, 52-51, on a lay-up by Tim Parham with 4:18 remaining.
The Hawks opened a 58-54 advantage on a Parham free throw with nine seconds remaining, but junior Marcus Becker hit a three-point basket for the Bears with four seconds to play to bring the Bears to within a point, 58-57.
Brown fouled quickly, and Maryland Eastern Shore's Jesse Brooks hit a free throw with three seconds left on the clock for a 59-57 advantage. Brown's Damon Huffman had a chance to tie the game at the end, but his driving lay-up came just after the final buzzer sounded.
The Bears were led by sophomore guard Keenan Jeppesen, who scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and grabbed six rebounds for the game. Senior Luke Ruscoe and Becker netted seven points each for the Bears.
Ed Tyson led all scorers with 18 points for Maryland Eastern Shore, while Parham added 15 points and 15 rebounds.