American Defeats UMES, 64-52

American Defeats UMES, 64-52

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Senior Jen Dumiak scored 20 points and junior Ari Booth added a career-high 13 points to lead the American University women's basketball team to a 64-52 road win over UMES on Saturday afternoon.

With the victory, the Eagles improved to 5-5 overall on the season, while the Hawks dropped to 4-6 on the year.

American, which shot 56.5 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes, led through most of the first half. The Eagles pushed their advantage to 34-27 in the final minute of the period before the Hawks cut the margin to 34-30 with a three-pointer at the buzzer.

The Eagles, led by seven points from Booth, pushed its lead to 14 points in the first four minutes of the second half. UMES made a run late in the period, getting within four points with over three minutes to play. However, AU outscored the Hawks 9-1 in the final two minutes to secure the win.

For the game, American finished with a 53.3 field goal percentage. However, the Eagles had to fight off a strong presence on the offensive glass by the Hawks, who scored 17 second-chance points off 18 offensive rebounds.

Dumiak, who scored 14 of her points in the opening half, also registered five rebounds, four steals and three assists. Booth was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, including 2-of-2 from beyond the arc.

Shawnee Sweeney was the leading scorer for the Hawks, finishing with 14 points, while Moengaroa Subritzky added 10 points.

The Eagles will take a week off for the holiday break before returning to action next Sunday, Dec. 28, when they visit Wake Forest for their final non-conference contest of the season.