Cheeseman's 17 points helps UMES past Howard 78-66

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — AJ Cheeseman had 17 points off the bench to lead Maryland Eastern Shore to a 78-66 win over Howard on Saturday in a Mid-Eastern Conference opener for both teams.

Ty Gibson had 14 points for Maryland Eastern Shore (2-14), which ended its four-game losing streak.

Da'Shawn Phillip, whose seven points per game entering the contest was second on the Hawks, shot just 14% (1 of 7).

Maryland Eastern Shore scored 42 points in the second half, a season high for the team.

Charles Williams had 21 points and six rebounds for the Bison (2-13). Khalil Robinson added 18 points. Wayne Bristol Jr. had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Maryland Eastern Shore matches up against NC A&T at home next Saturday. Howard faces Bethune-Cookman at home on Monday.

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