UMW Men Blast Frostburg State, 70-35
Eagles snap three game losing streak in dominating fashion against Frostburg State.
University of Mary Washington men’s basketball coach Rod Wood believes his team is coming of age at the perfect time. His young Eagles squad rebounded from their three-game losing streak in a big way Saturday, doubling up Frostburg State 70-35.
Three days ago, the Eagles were coming off their third loss in as many games, and what had been a hot start had cooled considerably. Coach Wood acknowledged that the rough stretch may have actually helped his young but talented team find their identity.
“We lost to better teams,” said Wood. “We didn’t lose to worse teams. If we can learn from those and play the other teams in our conference, then hopefully when we get to those better teams, we’re closer to them.”
The Eagles (12-5, 6-3 CAC) demoralized the Bobcats early Saturday, allowing only nine points in the first half.
Said Wood, “We were much better defensively today than we’ve been in the past three, four, five, six games. We had been outscoring teams and not playing good defense. Today we played much better defense.”
The second-half outcome was never in doubt as the Eagles overwhelmed a Bobcats squad that looked as though they were sleepwalking through the game.
Coach Wood noted that today’s complete effort says a mouthful for his squad’s growing maturity.
“I was really happy about how we reacted today; we hadn’t done that in the past, so that showed a little bit of growth,” said the 13-year head coach.
Mike Harvey (15 points), Bradley Riester (11 points), and Ryan Farrar (11 points) spearheaded an Eagle attack that will look to carry on its momentum Wednesday Jan. 26 against Marymount University.
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