ORANGEBURG, SC (February 27, 2024)—Freshman forward Taniya McGowan tossed in a season-high 21 points along with four (4) steals and four (4) rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as South Carolina State suffered an, 51-67, to visiting Maryland Eastern Shore Monday (Feb. 26) inside Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center.

Cassandra Colon added 12 points and six (6) rebounds in the loss.

South Carolina State falls to 2-24 overall, 1-10 in the MEAC, while UMES improves to 14-12 overall, 7-4 in the league.

UMES was led by Mahogany Lester with 17 points and eight (8) rebounds, while Mya Thomas added 12 in the win.

NEXT UP: South Carolina State will close out the regular season on the road in a three-game MEAC swing beginning with Morgan State (Mar. 2), Coppin State (Mar. 4) and North Carolina Central (Mar. 7).

The 2024 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held March 13th -March 16th in Norfolk, VA. For more information visit

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Winner UMES 14-12, 7-4 MEAC
South Carolina State 2-24, 1-10 MEAC