DOVER, Del. (AP) — Casey Walker scored 20 points and Marques Oliver had a double-double as Delaware State defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 64-53 on Saturday night in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

The Hornets (3-3) outscored the Hawks 37-26 in the second half, breaking a 27-27 tie at the break. Delaware State shot 56.5 percent from the field in the second half (13 of 23), while holding the Hawks to just 8-of-21 shooting in the period (38.1 percent).

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Delaware State scored 20 points off 15 Maryland-Eastern Shore turnovers and scored 26 points in the paint in the game.

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Oliver had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Desi Washington added 16 points for the Hornets. Jay Threatt had 10 steals for Delaware State.

Hillary Haley led the Hawks (2-5) with 16 points. Dishawn Bradshaw chipped in 12 points and Mark Robertson added 11 for Maryland-Eastern Shore.

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