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Howard wins, holds Maryland-Eastern Shore to 39 points

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) R.J. Cole had 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Charles Williams added 16 points and six rebounds and Howard cruised past Maryland-Eastern Shore 79-39 on Monday night.

Howard jumped out to a 35-12 lead at halftime behind Williams' 11 points and Cole's 10 points, five rebounds and three assists. UMES was held to 4-of-28 shooting, including 1 of 12 from distance. The Hawks didn't reach double-figure scoring until Tyler Jones' basket with 6:52 remaining in the half.

It was 52-20 with 11:30 left in the second half and 65-30 with 6:04 to go.

Cole, the preseason MEAC player of the year, also made four 3-pointers for Howard (7-9, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which played the first of three straight home games.

Ahmad Frost scored 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting for UMES (2-15, 0-2), which scored just 34 points in a 34-point loss to North Texas in mid-November.

Updated January 7, 2019

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