SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Jeremiah Hill scored 17 points to lead Savannah State past Maryland-Eastern Shore 66-42 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams Monday night.
Terel Hall's layup with 12:06 to play sparked a 20-2 run by Savannah State (3-12), opening up a 62-39 lead with just over 3 minutes remaining. Maryland-Eastern Shore was scoreless more than seven minutes of action during that stretch and scored just five points in the final 13 minutes.
UMES (2-11), which came into the game shooting 38 percent from the floor for the season, made just 12 of 54 field goals and 2 of 15 3-pointers. The Hawks' 42 points were their lowest output of the season, more than 22 points below their season average.
KyRee Jones paced UMES with 17 points. Hakeem Baxter added 11.