CSM Struggles in Loss to Hagerstown
The College of Southern Maryland Hawks lost to the Hagerstown Community College Hawks on January 9 by a score of 67-61.
Even though CSM had a 20-11 lead after the first quarter and went into halftime up 29-23, Hagerstown outscored them in the second, third, and fourth quarters.
"We gotta do a better job of closing games out. We'll go up, and then we'll relax, and then we'll go up and relax," CSM head coach Ardell Jackson said. "We could never pull away the way we needed to pull away."
The Hawks submitted their worst field-goal percentage of the season - 27.7 percent - as they made only 23 of their 83 shots from the floor.
Freshman point guard Amaya Yancey and sophomore guard Saundra Downs produced double-doubles in this game. Yancey scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with six assists, while Downs had 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The Hawks were without two important players in freshman forward Chanelle Hayes and sophomore center Alexandra Allen. Allen is the team leader in blocks with 15 on the season, while Hayes is third on the team in terms of most points scored with 141.
"It was another game where we let it slip out of our fingers," coach Jackson said.
CSM's losing streak is now at three games, and their record is 8-7 overall and 4-4 in the conference.