WEST LONG BRANCH, NEW JERSEY — Frank Grzywacz scored 20 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to lead Johns Hopkins over host Western Maryland, 84-69, in a Centennial Conference game yesterday.
Grzywacz, a senior center for the Blue Jays (17-5, 8-3), scored five points during an 11-0 Johns Hopkins run that gave the Blue Jays a 53-41 lead with just under 12 minutes to play.
Western Maryland (7-15, 3-9), which pulled no closer than eight points after the 11 straight Hopkins points, was led by senior forward Alejandro Welch with 15 points.
With the victory and Gettysburg's loss to Franklin & Marshall, Johns Hopkins clinched second place in the CC-Western
Division and a spot in the conference playoffs.
Monmouth 83, Mount 80
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Sophomore guard John Giraldo scored 20 points to lead five Monmouth players in double figures as the Hawks (13-9, 10-4) held on for a Northeast Conference victory over Mount St. Mary's (12-11, 8-7).
Monmouth, which led by as many as 17 points in the first half, had a 78-70 lead with 2:04 remaining before the Mount put on a furious rally. Leading 82-80, Monmouth's Glenn Stokes had a chance to seal the victory but missed two free throws with 15 seconds left.
However, Chad Stull forced up a 15-footer with eight seconds left, and Stokes got the rebound. The 6-foot-9 junior was again fouled, and this time made the first of two free throws to put the Hawks ahead 83-80. Mount St. Mary's got the rebound, but Chris McGuthrie's shot from half-court sailed left.
Goucher 85, Gallaudet 65
Chad Beeten hit six of 10 three-pointers for 22 points as Goucher (12-9, 6-4) downed visiting Gallaudet (12-9, 4-5) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.