Mount St. Mary's starts slowly, falls to Wake Forest, 75-65

January 03, 1993|By Special to The Sun

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Sophomore guard Randolph Childress scored 28 points to lead Wake Forest to a 76-65 victory over Mount St. Mary's last night.

The Demon Deacons (7-1) scored 14 of the game's first 16 points.

The Mount (1-6) forced 26 turnovers and held the Deacons to 41 percent shooting (35 percent in the first half).

Trailing 22-7 with 6:56 left in the first half, the Mount scored eight straight points to cut the deficit to 22-15 with 4:50 left.

Wake Forest led 31-22 at the half. The Mount opened the second half with a 7-2 spurt, and Dave Nanni hit a three-point basket with 18:07 to bring the Mountaineers within 33-29.

Wake Forest led 48-42 when All-American Rodney Rogers, who had been held to one field goal in the first 30 minutes, sparked a 9-2 run with two baskets to give the Deacons a 57-44 advantage with 8:43 left.

Mount St. Mary's rallied with an 8-0 run, highlighted by Phil Galvin's two three-pointers, that pulled the Mountaineers within 57-52 with 7:10 remaining.

Freshman Chris McGuthrie led the Mount with 17 points.

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