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Andino leads Md.-Eastern Shore past Cent. Pennsylvania 77-52

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Ryan Andino scored 26 points on seven 3-pointers and Maryland-Eastern Shore won its first game, beating Central Pennsylvania College of the USCAA Division II 77-52 on Saturday.

AJ Cheeseman added 20 points with four rebounds and three assists and Ahmad Frost had 10 points and three boards for the Hawks (1-5).

The Hawks shot 48 percent from the field overall compared to 34 percent for Central Penn. The Knights took 29 shots from beyond the arc but made only nine of them (24 percent).

Maryland-Eastern Shore scored first and led all the way, building to a 38-24 advantage before a 7-2 Central Penn surge in the final 2:37 cut it to 40-31 at halftime.

The Hawks opened the second half with a 12-2 run capped by a Gabriel Gyamfi layup to take a 52-35 lead with 12:38 to play. A Cheeseman dunk stretched it to 67-47 with 4:16 left.

Noah Baylor scored 11 points with seven rebounds for the Knights.

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