BALTIMORE, Maryland (November 9, 2021) – De’Torrion Ware scored a high 27 points, senior Malik miller also scored 16 points and Morgan State beat St. Mary’s College of Maryland 118-55 on Tuesday night in the Bears’ season opener.
Isaiah Burke added 14 points and six assists and Michael Douglas had 11 points and five rebounds.
Ware, the MEAC preseason Player of the Year, shot 9 of 12 from the field, including 5 of 8 3-pointers, while Morgan hit 10 of 23 3-pointers and shot 65% (45-69 ) in the field.
The game against St. Mary’s gave Coach Broadus and his staff a first glimpse of Morgan’s talent on the pitch.
“We are just getting started and we are just trying to improve,” said the coach Kevin broadus. “It was just one of those situations where we were bigger, faster and stronger and we will have to play against teams that are bigger, faster and stronger than us. So we have to learn to adapt.”
âWe can’t have 16 turnovers to a team that doesn’t even rush us. We will hopefully improve. We will work to improve. We are not satisfied. We were playing against ourselves sometimes and we have to execute a little better. We can’t get cute, we have to have that killer instinct. ”
Gary Grant scored 15 points to lead the Seahawks. Jordan Goodwin scored 9 points.
Morgan took an 8-4 lead early on before exploding to a 13-2 run and Ware scored his second 3 point of the game to give the Bears a 21-6 lead with 14:49 remaining in the game. half.
The Bears were leading 58-32 at the break.
Morgan’s frenzied defensive effort was in full view as they scored 48 points on 36 Seahawk turnovers. The Bears also held St. Mary’s to shoot 31 percent (15-48) from the field and just 2 of 17 from beyond the arc.
âNot taking anything from St. Mary’s, they’ll be really good at their conference,â Broadus added. “We just need to do some things better than what we’ve done tonight and we’ll work on it to make it happen.”
The Bears return to hardwood Thursday night when they host Penn State Allegheny. Kick-off is 6 p.m. at Hill Field House.
â Brandon Scott, the 52nd mayor of Baltimore, sat beside the courthouse in support of his alma mater – he graduated from St. Mary’s College in 2006.
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