Edney halts Long Island, 110-92

January 16, 1994|By From Staff Reports

NEW YORK -- Six-foot-11 freshman Randy Edney blocked a school-record 11 shots and scored 12 of his career-high 16 points in the first half, as Mount St. Mary's defeated Long Island, 110-92, in a Northeast Conference game yesterday.

Guards Chris McGuthrie and Riley Inge scored 18 points each for the Mount, which had five players in double figures.

The victory was the Mountaineers' third straight. Long Island has lost 12 straight.

The Mountaineers (6-7, 3-3) shot 59 percent from the field.

The Mount led 19-16 at the 12:08 mark and outscored the Blackbirds 13-6 over the next three minutes to take a 10-point lead.

"It was a sloppy game from start to finish," said Mount coach Jim Phelan. "[LIU] is such a difficult team to play because they have a style of their own, and we could never sustain a run."

The Blackbirds (1-12, 0-5) went to a pressing defense to start the second half, forcing several Mount turnovers to get within 61-53 with 15:35 remaining.

McGuthrie responded with back-to-back three-pointers to push the Mountaineers' lead back to 67-53, and the lead remained in double digits for the remainder of the game.

"Offensively, we are playing much better," Phelan said. "We're getting scoring from several different players, and the guards are doing a better job of distribution."

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