Rider goes on first-half run, scores 82-61 win over UMBC

January 20, 1991|By Special to The Sun

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Darrick Suber scored a career-high 29 points to lead Rider College to an 82-61 victory over the University of Maryland Baltimore County in an East Coast Conference game yesterday.

Rider (7-8, 2-2) missed its first seven shots and the Retrievers took a 3-0 lead. But Rider made its next seven shots and outscored UMBC (1-15, 0-3), 19-2, to take a 19-5 lead with 13 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the first half. Rider led, 41-24, at halftime, and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the game.

During the 19-2 run, the Broncs made three three-pointers and finished 6-for-13 from three-point range.

Stanley Wright scored 17 points to lead UMBC, and DerelThompson added 14 for the Retrievers.

It was the 14th consecutive loss for UMBC, which has not won since a Nov. 27 victory over Howard. The victory was Rider's second in its past five games and third in its past nine.

Rider had a 74-55 lead with 2:33 left in the game when a free-throw by Elrian Watkins sparked a 6-1 run for the Retrievers to make the score 75-61. But Rider then scored seven unanswered points that were topped by a Chris Carothers foul shot for the finish.

Marcus Pryor added 12 points for Rider and William Kinsel lethe Broncs with a game-high 11 rebounds.

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