Bergan, Reese may rejoin Loyola basketball

June 22, 1993|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,Staff Writer

In yesterday's editions, Missy Quille of the University of Maryland Baltimore County incorrectly was referred to as a former UMBC basketball player. Ms. Quille has a season of eligibility remaining.

The Sun regrets the errors.

The talent level for Skip Prosser's first basketball season at Loyola might not be so low after all.

Tom Schneider resigned as coach last January, midway through a 2-25 season. It was the worst record in the history of a program that dates back to 1908, and the absences of Tracy Bergan and Michael Reese were major factors.

If all goes well this summer and fall, both Bergan and Reese could rejoin the Greyhounds next season as fifth-year seniors.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Bergan, who withdrew from Loyola in April 1992, returned for the spring '93 semester and will be the Greyhounds' point guard again if he passes summer school classes.

Reese was dismissed from the college last November after an incident at UMBC involving former Retrievers star Missy Quille and Maryland recruit Tammy Brown. He was charged but never prosecuted in connection with the case. In March, Reese received probation before judgment on two counts of battery and one of malicious destruction in Baltimore County District Court.

Reese, a 6-8 forward who averaged 16.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in 1991-92, was recently readmitted to Loyola and is taking summer courses. If he passes enough classes this summer and in the fall, he could join the Greyhounds after the first semester, five to seven games into the season.

Room for only one rival

The good news about expansion in the Capital Athletic Conference is that Salisbury State found a home. The bad news is that it doesn't include the Sea Gulls' main rival, Frostburg State.

After the dismantling of the Eastern States Athletic Conference, the state's Division III bookends both applied for admission to the CAC. Last week, the CAC announced that it was accepting Salisbury State as its eighth member, but it didn't accept Frostburg State.

The Sea Gulls will remain an independent in most sports in 1993-94 and become full-time members in 1994-95. St. Mary's and Goucher also are members of the CAC.

Frostburg State might look elsewhere in the South and possibly apply to the Dixie Conference.

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