Mount edges American, 89-82, despite Gilgeous' 40 points

February 18, 1993|By Special to The Sun

EMMITSBURG -- Freshman Chris McGuthrie scored 24 points, including 16 in the second half, to lift Mount St. Mary's (11-12) to an 89-82 non-conference victory over American (9-13) last night.

The Mount, which lost to American by 18 in the second game of the season, placed five players in double figures to overcome a 40-point effort by American's Brian Gilgeous.

Forwards Chad Stull and Dave Nanni, two recent additions to the starting lineup, scored the Mount's first 11 points as it quickly jumped out to an 11-5 lead.

The Mountaineers shot 56 percent in the first half to American's 36 percent and led by as many as 18 points in the half.

Stull's three-point play at the close of the half gave the Mount a 48-31 lead at the intermission.

In the second half, Gilgeous began to heat up for the visiting Eagles. He scored 13 of the team's first 19 points as American closed to within 62-50 with 8:30 remaining.

Three minutes later, Gilgeous and Duane Gilliam hit back-to-back treys to pull American within 67-64 with 4:29 to play. Gilgeous finished the half with 25 points.

McGuthrie responded with six straight points to ignite an 11-3 Mount run to push the lead back to 78-67 with 2:09 remaining.

Kevin Booth, who finished with 15 points, made seven free throws in the final minute to ice the victory.

Gilliam finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists for American.

AMERICAN -- Gilgeous 13-19 9-12 40, Fudd 1-4 0-2 2, Sedmak 4-12 4-6 12, Franklin 1-4 2-2 5, Gilliam 9-13 1-2 20, Palmer 0-0 0-0 0, Lawrence 0-4 0-0 0, Krivokapic 0-4 0-0 0, Blackwell 1-6 0-0 3, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals -- 29-66 16-24 82.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S -- Stull 5-8 1-1 12, Nanni 3-6 3-4 10, Booth 3-9 7-10 15, John 2-7 0-0 5, McGuthrie 7-16 8-10 24, Carr 2-3 0-0 4, Watson 4-7 5-7 13, Balistrere 2-3 2-2 6. Totals: 28-59 26-34 89.

Halftime--MSM 48, American 31. 3-point field goals--American 8-25 (Gilgeous 5-8, Sedmak 0-6, Franklin 1-3, Gilliam 1-3, Krivokapic 0-1, Blackwell 1-4); MSM 7-13 (Stull 1-1, Nanni 1-2, Booth 2-4, John 1-2, McGuthrie 2-4). Rebounds--American 43 (Sedmak 9); MSM 33 (Booth 7). Fouls: American 29; MSM 21. Fouled out--Sedmak, Franklin. Assists: American 13 (Gilliam 5); MSM 12 (McGuthrie 6). A--1,620.

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