TARYANA KELLY, Senior Center, Registers First Double-Double Of The Season!

Taryana Kelly (pictured) finished with a double-double in the loss to ODU
Taryana Kelly (pictured) finished with a double-double in the loss to ODU
Dec. 22, 2015


PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – In their final home game of 2015, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Women’s Basketball fell to the Old Dominion (ODU) Lady Monarchs, 69-52, inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

With the loss, UMES dropped to 3-10 overall while the Lady Monarchs moved to 4-7 on the season.

Coach Fred Batchelor modified his starting lineup, inserting three new faces: seniors Chalyse Taylor (Louisville, Ky.) andTaylor Thompson (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and freshman Ciani Byrom (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Although the Lady Hawks shot only 26-percent (6-of-23) from the floor in the first half, Maryland Eastern Shore found rhythm in the second half as they shot nearly 42-percent (13-of-31).

Despite outrebounding the Lady Monarchs, 40-39, UMES could not capitalize from the charity stripe. Overall, Maryland Eastern Shore shot 52-percent (12-of-23).

Defensively, UMES held the Lady Monarchs under 40-percent (19-of-54) from the floor, but ODU made clutch three-pointers as they finished 40-percent (8-of-20) from downtown.

Senior center Taryana Kelly (North Brunswick, N.J.) registered her first double-double of the season, third overall, finishing with a career-high 15 points and a season-high 11 boards in 35 minutes of action, which was also a career high. Taylor chipped in a season-high 11 points and two boards in the loss.


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