Weekend Wrap

January 16, 1995


This week: Bethune-Cookman, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Eagles extended their winning streak to three games with an 80-65 victory over Delaware State. It was just the second home game for Coppin State this season -- both wins. Tariq Saunders and Michael Thomas -- the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week -- each scored 19 points and Sidney Goodman scored 18. Thomas had seven rebounds for Coppin State, which trailed 36-35 at halftime but outscored Delaware State 45-29 in the second half.

LOYOLA (5-9)

This week: Fairfield, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Greyhounds ended their three-game, six-day road trip with a 79-65 loss to Canisius. In the first half, Canisius took a 23-9 lead after a 14-0 run. The Golden Griffins held a 41-23 halftime lead. The Greyhounds challenged Canisius in the second half, using an 18-7 run to reduce the Golden Griffins' advantage to 48-41 with 11:27 left. Loyola got as close as 52-46 with 8:41 to go. Teron Owens (Catonsville High School) had a career-high 14 points for the Greyhounds.


This week: Idle until Sunday against N.C. State.

Fast breaks: No. 9 Maryland never trailed and improved to 10-0 at home with a 76-66 victory over No. 14 Wake Forest. Joe Smith had 23 points, Duane Simpkins scored all 17 of his points in the second half and Johnny Rhodes had 17 for Maryland, which is off to its best start since going 13-3 in 1984. Smith, who also had nine rebounds, scored 16 points in the first half on 6-for-9 shooting. The Deacons pulled to 53-47, but Rhodes scored five straight points to spark a 12-4 spree that gave the Terrapins their biggest lead -- 65-51 with 6:44 left. Wake Forest never cut the gap below eight points thereafter.


Tonight: Delaware State, 7:30 p.m., WEAA (88.9 FM). The Bears ended a 12-game losing streak with their first win of the season on Saturday. Sophomore Scott Deas (10.3) tops Morgan State in scoring. Delaware State lost to Coppin State, 80-65, on Saturday. Delaware State is headed by sophomore F Chris Nurse (16.3), who is the MEAC leader in field-goal percentage (59.7) and rebounding (9.8).

This week: Florida A&M, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Bears became the last team in Division I to win with a 76-65 victory over UMES. Brandon Battle scored a team-high 25 points. Terrence Wright and Deas each scored 14 for Morgan State. Damian Zellous came off the bench to score 13 points and record a game-high five assists. The Bears, who have played 11 of their 13 games on the road, had not competed at Hill Field House since Dec. 10. The Bears stumbled with 39 percent shooting in the second half but hit 17 of 21 free throws. For the game, they shot a season-best 80 percent (20 of 25) from the foul line.


This week: At Monmouth, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; At Wagner, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: Chris McGuthrie scored a season-high 33 points in the Mount's 103-86 victory over Rider. McGuthrie has scored 20 or more points in five of his past six games. Senior F Michael Watson had 19 points for the Mount. It was the Mountaineers' high point total of the season and their fifth win in six starts. It was also the Mount's fourth straight victory at home. The Mount is 5-1 in the Northeast Conference, its best start in the league.

NAVY (8-6)

This week: At Colgate, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Army, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Midshipmen lost to Holy Cross, 87-77. The Crusaders took a 26-9 first-half advantage, but the Midshipmen outscored Holy Cross 22-5 over a nine-minute span to tie the game at 31. The Crusaders responded with a 13-4 spurt for a 44-35 halftime edge. Michael Heary, who was Navy's top scorer with 23, led a second-half surge that saw the Midshipmen take their first lead at 50-48 with 13:13 remaining. Heary's three-pointer gave Navy its final lead of the game at 53-51. Holy Cross reclaimed the lead and then pulled away, thanks to 28-of-31 free-throw shooting and three second-half three-pointers by Gordon Hamilton. Wes Cooper scored 15 points for Navy.


Tonight: At Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m. The Tigers are led by Ralph Blalock (18.5 ppg, 52 percent shooting from the field). Charleston Southern, which defeated UMBC, 77-69, on Saturday, tops the Big South in scoring at 75.3 points. Eric Burks has scored at least 20 points in three straight games for the Buccaneers.

This week: At UMBC, Thursday, 7 p.m.

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