Loyola looks improved in opening win State men

November 18, 1993|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,Staff Writer

It was only an exhibition, but for a team that dragged bottom last season, last night's 1993-94 debut represented a chance to understand victory again.

Although new coach Skip Prosser experimented extensively with lineup combinations, Loyola College responded with a relatively easy, 108-89 decision over the Fortean Institute at Reitz Arena.

The Greyhounds were never seriously challenged by the band of former college players after rolling to a 24-9 lead in the first eight minutes.

"All we asked is for our kids to play hard and together," said Prosser. "They played hard most of the time and together all the time. I was impressed with their unselfishness."

But Prosser wasn't very happy with 26 turnovers, some unintelligent decision-making and some soft defense.

"We wanted to win and play everybody. We did that and nobody got hurt," he said.

Point guard Tracy Bergan returned from a year's absence

because of academic problems and picked up the beat immediately.

He tied B. J. Pendleton for scoring honors with 16 points and doled out 10 assists with few visible signs of rustiness.

"I felt pretty good personally," said Bergan. "This game was good to bring in some new faces."

FORTEAN INSTITUTE -- Evers 6-13 6-7 19, Smith 13-18 7-9 36, Hollensteiner 1-6 3-4 5, Adrian 0-4 0-0 0, Harrison 5-8 3-4 14, Scarborough 2-3 0-1 4, Bennett 1-1 0-0 3, Cooper 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 30-61 23-29 89.

LOYOLA -- Bergan 6-10 2-2 16, Walker 1-2 4-4 7, Credle 3-4 2-2 8, Pendleton 8-9 0-0 16, Johnson 5-10, 1-2 12, Owens 3-6, 0-0 6, Sparzak 3-9 3-5 9, Kate 4-6 3-6 11, Gabriel 1-5 0-0 2, Wallace 1-3 0-0 2, Wohl 3-4 1-2 7, Williams 4-9 1-2 10, Steen 0-1 2-3 2, McGovern 0-1 0-0. Totals 42-79 19-28 108.

Halftime -- Loyola, 47-38. 3-point goals -- Fortean 6-13 (Smith 3-5 Harrison 1-2, Bennett 1-1, Evers 1-2, Adrian 0-3); Loyola 5-11 (Bergan 2-3, Walker 1-1 Johnson 1-1, Williams 1-3, Gabriel 0-2, Sparzak 0-1). Rebounds -- Fortean 29 (Evers 6); Loyola 47 (Sparzak 12). Assists -- Fortean 7 (Smith 3); Loyola 29 (Bergan 10). Total fouls -- Fortean 23; Loyola 25. Fouled out -- Garrett. Hollensteiner. A -- 371.

Mount 92, Fortean A 89

K? EMMITSBURG -- Senior Doug John scored 18 points and Michael

Watson and Chris McGuthrie added 16 each to lead Mount St. Mary's to an exhibition win.

The Mountaineers hit their first five shots of the game, including three-pointers by McGuthrie and Phil Galvin, to take a 12-2 lead.

The Forteans, behind Jimmy Parker and Neil Phillips, went on a 15-6 run to tie the score, 55-55.

John scored six points in an 18-10 Mount run that gave the hosts an 88-79 lead with 2:20 remaining.

FORTEAN A -- Owens 1-7 0-1 2, Lennert 1-3 0-0 3, Tidd 0-6 0-0 0, Phillips 14-29 0-2 30, Allen 4-18 5-8 13, Jackson 5-10 6-8 17, Parker 9-15 1-2 19, Scheerer 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 36-93 12-20 89.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S -- Watson 7-10 2-6 16, Edney 2-6 2-2 6, Galvin 3-9 3-4 10, Balistrere 3-6 0-0 6, McGuthrie 7-16 1-3 16, Robinson 0-2 2-2 2, Cheung 1-6 0-0 2, John 7-13 2-4 18, Townes 2-7 0-2 4, Meakin 6-9 0-0 12. Totals 38-84 12-23 92.

Halftime -- MSM 43-34. 3-point goals -- Fortean 5-26 (Owens 0-1, Lennert 1-3, Tidd 0-1, Phillips 2-6, Allen 0-10, Jackson 1-4, Scheerer 1-1); MSM 4-9 (Galvin 1-3, McGuthrie 1-2, John 2-3). Rebounds -- FE 59 (Phillips 13); MSM 56 (Watson 13).

Court Authority 94, Navy 77

Jim Hamilton provided a spark off the Navy bench with 15 second-half points, but Navy lost the exhibition.

Chris Cheeks and Edmund Sherod, former Virginia Commonwealth players, led Court Authority with 19 points each.

COURT AUTHORITY -- Wilson 4-7 0-0 10, Boyd 2-8 0-0 5, Cheeks 9-14 0-0 19, English 1-5 1-1 3, Sherod 5-8 5-6 19, Nash 1-2 0-1 2, Perry 10-14 3-5 23, Ford 0-1 0-0 0, Plondke 1-3 5-6 7, Diservio 3-4 6. Totals 36-64 14-19 94.

NAVY -- Butler 1-5 0-0 2, Walker 2-5 0-0, Holden 5-7 0-0 11, Green 4-10 2-2 10, Hamilton 6-10 0-0 15, Mickel 2-4 2-3 6, Cooper 6-7 1-3 13, Kohnen 3-6 1-2 7, Norris 2-5 5-6 9. Totals 31-65 5-6 77.

Halftime -- Court Authority, 41-33. 3-point goals -- Court Authority 8-17 (Wilson 2-4, Boyd 1-3, Cheeks 1-2, English 0-1, Sherod 4-7); Navy 4-19 (Butler 0-4, Walker 0-1, Holden 1-1, Hamilton 3-6, Mickel 0-2, Norris 0-1). Rebounds -- Court Authority 28 (Perry 6); Navy 40 (Green 13). Assists -- Court Authority 17, (Cheeks 4); Navy 17 (Walker 6). A -- 413.

Anne Arundel 90, BCCC 89

A three-pointer by Jim Flahavin (Mount St. Joseph) with five seconds remaining in overtime lifted Anne Arundel Community College (1-0) past Baltimore City Community College (0-1) in a Maryland JUCO league opener. Gene Pleyo (Northeast) scored seven of his game-high 29 points in the overtime for Anne Arundel. David Brown led BCCC with 25 points, including a three-pointer that sent the game into OT.

Coppin 106, Russian Nat'ls 63

On Tuesday, Sidney Goodman scored 19 of his 27 in the first half to lead Coppin in its exhibition opener over the Russian Select Nationals at the Coppin Center. Keith Carmichael added 16 points and Maro McGriff 13 points and six rebounds.

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