ORANGEBURG, SC (January 22, 2023) —Eight different lead changes down the stretch, lifted visiting Maryland-Eastern Shore to a close, 76-70, victory over South Carolina State Saturday (Jan.23rd) in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center.

South Carolina State falls 3-17 overall, 0-4 in the MEAC, while UMES improves to 10-8 overall, 3-1 in the league.

Rakeim Gary finished with 14 points, while teammate Cameron Jones added 11 for the Bulldogs in the loss.

Maryland-Eastern Shore was led by Kevon Voyles with a game-high 27 points and seven rebounds, while Zion Styles added 15.

Despite the loss, South Carolina State led in several categories including points off turnovers (24-22), 2nd chance points (6-5), and bench points (34-9 ).

Shaman Alston and Rahsaan Edwards each added 8 points in the loss.

NEXT UP: The Bulldogs continue league play on Monday, Jan. 23rd against Delaware State in a 7:30 p.m. start.

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