Hofstra prevails over UMBC, 91-80

February 14, 1992|By Special to The Sun

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Hofstra, down most of the first half, converted 18 of 21 second-half foul shots and turned back the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 91-80, in an East Coast Conference game at the Physical Fitness Center last night.

UMBC led by as many as seven in the first half, which ended with Hofstra ahead, 41-38. In the second half, Hofstra used a 10-4 spurt to build a 10-point cushion and the Retrievers did not get within eight in the final nine minutes.

Demetrius Dudley had 28 points, including 14 of 16 at the foul line, to lead the Flying Dutchmen. UMBC, which fell out of a first-place ECC tie with Towson State, was led by Brian Watkins, who scored 19 points.

UMBC (7-15, 6-2) -- Swann 1-7 1-2 3, Thompson 4-6 4-6 13, Watkins 9-11 1-3 19, Harris 1-3 1-2 3, Saunders 5-11 2-2 17, Ferguson 2-4 0-0 4, Wright 2-8 0-0 4, Andrews 1-1 0-0 2, Nixon 5-6 3-5 13, Ruskiewicz 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 0-2 2-2 2, Bellinger 0-0 0-2 0. Totals: 30-59 14-24 80.

HOFSTRA (13-8, 5-2) -- Dudley 7-13 14-16 28, Shanahan 5-8 1-2 12, Nason 2-4 6-8 10, Mavroukas 3-6 1-1 9, Kiernan 3-6 5-7 11, McMillan 4-13 3-4 13, Larsen 2-5 3-5 8. Totals: 26-55 33-43 91.

Halftime--Hofstra 41-38. 3-point goals--UMBC--6-15 (Saunders 5-8, Thompson 1-1, Wright 0-2, Ferghuson 0-1, Harris 0-1, Swann 0-1, Walker 0-1); HU 6-13 (Mavroukas 2-3, McMillan 2-5, Shanahan 1-1, Larsen 1-3, Dudley 0-1). Rebounds--UMBC 28 (Nixon 5); HU 42 (Tiernan 10). Assists--UMBC 18 (Harris 8); HU 11 (Tiernan 3, Dudley 3). Total fouls--S UMBC 28; HU 19. Fouled out--Thompson, Ruskiewicz. Technicals--Hofstra bench, Mavroukas. A--1,020.

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