Weekend Wrap

January 17, 1994

Loyola (7-4) This week: Tonight at St. Peter's, 7:30; Saturday at Canisius, 3 Fast breaks: Despite Saturday's 77-72 loss to Siena, the Greyhounds finished with a 4-1 record during their longest homestand of the season. Loyola had won four straight, its longest winning streak since the 1991-92 team won its last six regular-season games. Its 7-4 start is the program's best in nine years. Senior F Michael Reese scored 31 Saturday and junior F B. J Pendleton added 21 points and tied a season high with 12 rebounds. Senior G Tracy Bergan handed out five assists to become Loyola's all-time leader with 425.

aryland (10-3) This week: Saturday vs. North Carolina State, 3:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Terps improved to 3-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and moved into a first-place tie with Duke, North Carolina and Virginia after Saturday's 61-58 road victory over Wake Forest. Maryland was 2-14 in the ACC last season and hasn't had a winning season in the conference since finishing 8-6 in 1985. The Terps outscored the Demon Deacons 17-8 in the final 6:56. After a sluggish first half, freshman Joe Smith finished with a team-high 17 points, 12 rebounds and four steals. Wake Forest had beaten Maryland twice last season by an average margin of 18.5 points.

`Morgan State (2-10) tTC This week: Tonight at Delaware State, 7:30; Saturday at Bethune-Cookman, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Bears lost to UMES, 83-71, Saturday. It was Morgan State's third straight loss, and it fell to 0-3 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Sophomore F Gerald Jordan led the Bears with 16 points. Morgan, which trailed by 10 with seven minutes remaining, pulled within 63-62 with 3:30 left but could get no closer.

%Mount St. Mary's (6-7) This week: Thursday vs. Monmouth, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. Rider, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: With its 110-92 victory over Long Island Saturday, the Mount has won three straight after losing its previous six. After shooting less than 50 percent from the field in its first nine games, the Mount has shot better than 50 percent in its past four, including 59 percent (44-for-74) Saturday. Six-foot-11 freshman C Randy Edney blocked a school-record 11 shots and scored a career-high 16. He was one of five Mount players in double figures, including Gs Chris McGuthrie and Riley Inge, who each scored a team-high 18. Newcomers have performed well in the Mount's past three wins. In that three-game span, Inge averaged 16 points and 8.3 assists, Edney had 12 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.3 blocks and freshman F Larry Townes contributed 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds and shot 85 percent from the field.

Navy (5-8) This week: Tonight vs. Brown, 7:30; Wednesday at Lafayette, 8 Saturday at Bucknell, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Midshipmen suffered their third straight loss and their eighth consecutive Patriot League setback, 67-54, to Colgate on Saturday. Navy shot 37 percent (18-for-49) from the field. The Midshipmen led for the first 10 minutes and trailed 32-31 at halftime. Navy's scoring was balanced, with T. J. Hall leading the way with 11 points.

!Towson State (7-6) This week: Tonight vs. Charleston Southern, 7:30; Wednesday UMBC, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Campbell, 2 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Tigers defeated defending Big South Conference champion Coastal Carolina, 80-74, Saturday. Going with a three-guard offense, the Tigers were led by sophomore G Ralph Blalock, who scored 24 points on 9-for-12 shooting from the field. Towson State, which shot 53 percent from the field (28-for-53), has won 11 straight at the Towson Center. Junior G Scooter Alexander scored 17 to move into 10th place on the Tigers' all-time scoring list with 1,171 points. No Towson State player had reached 1,000 points in his junior year, although Kurk Lee (1990) and Terrance Jacobs (1992) reached the milestone in fewer games. Sophomore G Quintin Moody contributed a career-high 12 points.

UMBC (2-9) This week: Tonight vs. Coastal Carolina, 7; Wednesday at Towson State, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at UNC-Greensboro, 2 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Retrievers ended a nine-game losing streak with a 92-84 victory over Charleston Southern Saturday. Senior G Spencer Ferguson scored a career-high 27. Senior G Skip Saunders added 17 and became the second player in UMBC history to make 200 three-point field goals. The Retrievers shot -- 48 percent (29-for-61) from the field, ending a streak of four consecutive games of shooting 40 percent or less.

UMES (7-6) This week: Tonight at Coppin State, 7:30; Saturday at South Carolina State, 8 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Hawks moved into a tie for second place in the MEAC with South Carolina State after Saturday's 83-71 win over Morgan State. Terrell Harris scored 26 points to lead four Hawks in double figures. The Hawks starting five accounted for all but six points. UMES converted 28 of 43 free throws; Morgan State went to the line 27 times and made 19.

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