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Hampton defeats Maryland-Eastern Shore 79-65

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Michael Freeman scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Hampton defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 79-65 on Monday night.

Darrion Pellum added 19 points and Charles Funches had 14 for the Pirates (7-14, 4-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

The Pirates had lost four of their previous six games. It was the first time in eight games the Pirates scored more than 70 points.

Hampton outrebounded the Hawks 42-28 and scored 22 second-chance points on 17 offensive rebounds.

Leading 34-29 at halftime, Hampton pulled away in the second half on the strength of 53.6 percent shooting from the field (15 of 28). The Pirates shot 49.2 percent (30 of 61).

Hilary Haley scored 21 points for the Hawks (6-15, 4-4) after posting a career-high 33 points on Saturday against Howard. Tim Burns added 16 points and Kevin White had 12 assists.