Hawks Prevail Over Hagerstown
The College of Southern Maryland Hawks beat the Hagerstown Community College Hawks on January 9 by a score of 76-71.
Even though tough calls the CSM Hawks were able to keep their composure and rally to victory.
The Hawks went on a 11-2 run over the last four minutes of the game to overcome Hagerstown and capture their ninth victory of the season.
After Hagerstown hit a 3-pointer to go up 69-65, sophomore guard Jerome Savoy answered right back on CSM's next possession with a 3-pointer of his own. He made another bucket on their next trip down the floor, and with an offensive rebound putback from freshman forward Kevin Mallett, the Hawks had taken a 72-69 lead. Hagerstown took a timeout with two minutes left in the game to try to stop CSM's momentum.
Hagerstown was only able to make one field goal the rest of the way in between an offensive foul and a turnover.
Taylor sealed the deal for the Hawks in the final 20 seconds. He first put a dagger in Hagerstown's hopes of winning when he broke through their defense and converted a layup as the shot clock was near its end. Then, he iced the game after he made two free-throws for being fouled on a defensive rebound after Hagerstown tried to tie the game.
Taylor was the Hawks' leading scorer with 28 points. He shot 9-18 from the floor and 5-7 from beyond the arc. Savoy ended his night with a double-double as he scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Mallett finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds.
CSM's record is now 9-10 overall and 5-4 in the conference.