Men's Basketball Travels to Maryland Eastern Shore for Saturday Showdown

Men's Basketball Travels to Maryland Eastern Shore for Saturday Showdown

Media Information
Teams:
American (0-6) at Maryland Eastern Shore (0-5)
Date and Location: Saturday, November 28, 2009 2:00 p.m. - W.P. Hytche Athletics Center, Princess Anne, Md.
Web: UMESHawks.com
Game Notes

The American University men's basketball team will hit the road for the first time in two weeks on Saturday, November 28, when they face the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md. Tipoff is set for 2:00 p.m. The game will be the first meeting between the Eagles and Hawks.

American lost to Manhattan on Wednesday inside of Bender Arena to fall to 0-6 on the year. The Eagles held a 29-27 advantage over the Jaspers at halftime but a 12-1 Manhattan run to open the second frame put American behind for good. The Eagles fought back from a 10-point deficit to cut the lead to four, 56-52, with just over four minutes to play before a 9-2 Manhattan spurt put the lead out of reach.

Freshman Mike Bersch recorded a season-high 16 points off the bench to lead the Eagles, connecting on four three-pointers and grabbing a season-best seven rebounds. Sophomore Riley Grafft recorded his first career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds.

Sophomore Stephen Lumpkins leads the Eagles in both scoring and rebounding this season, averaging 14.0 ppg and 8.3 rpg. Grafft has chipped in 9.7 ppg and 5.8 rpg while Bersch has added 9.6 ppg and 2.4 rpg.

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