Weekend Wrap

January 23, 1995

COPPIN STATE (7-8)

Tonight: Florida A&M, Coppin Center, 7:30 p.m., WOLB (1010 AM). The Eagles are coming off a 55-47 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Thursday. It was Coppin's 24th straight victory at the Coppin Center, equaling its longest home winning streak. Sidney Goodman leads the Eagles with 13.7 points and three assists per game. Coppin's Michael Thomas was MEAC Player of the Week after averaging 14 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocks last week. Florida A&M dropped an 84-71 decision to Howard on Saturday. The Rattlers have lost six straight.

This week: UMES, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; At Howard, Sunday, 3 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Eagles were idle Saturday.

LOYOLA (5-10)

Tonight: At Manhattan, Draddy Gymnasium, Riverdale, N.Y., **TC p.m., WCAO (600 AM). The Greyhounds have lost six of seven after a 69-66 loss to Fairfield on Friday. John McDonald's potential game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the front of the rim. Loyola had led by nine points at halftime. Making matters worse for Loyola, second-leading scorer Darius Johnson (12.5 ppg) left the team on Friday. Manhattan, which dropped an 80-75 decision to the Greyhounds in last season's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference final -- which gave Loyola a berth in the NCAA tournament -- has won five straight. Freshman F Heshimu Evans (13.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg), junior G Ted Ellis (13.3 ppg) and senior C Jamal Marshall (11.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg) lead Manhattan. Loyola is paced by B. J. Pendleton (14.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg) and freshman PG McDonald (9.9 ppg, 3.4 apg).

This week: At St. Peter's, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Greyhounds were idle Saturday.

MARYLAND (14-3)

This week: At Clemson, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Duke, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Terps, 84-67 winners over North Carolina State yesterday, were idle Saturday.

MORGAN STATE (3-13)

This week: At Howard, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; At UMES, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Bears' winning streak ended at three with an 87-67 loss to Bethune-Cookman. The Wildcats out-rebounded Morgan, 48-26. Terrence Wright led the Bears with 19 points on 9-for-11 shooting and five rebounds. Bethune-Cookman led by 11 at halftime and stretched its lead to 27 points.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (8-8)

This week: At Rider, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Fast breaks: Mount St. Mary's defeated Wagner, 92-63. Michael Watson scored 20 points for the Mount and Riley Inge (17 points), Charles McGuthrie (13), Silas Cheung (12) and Jeff Balistrere (11) also scored in double figures. A jumper by Rice got Wagner to 62-54 with 9:25 left, but Mount St. Mary's scored the next 10 points to put the game out of reach.

NAVY (9-7)

This week: At Fordham, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Lehigh, Saturday, 3 p.m..

Fast breaks: Michael Heary scored 31 points as Navy held off late Army rallies to take an 80-74 victory. Heary hit three-of-seven from three-point range for Navy. Wes Cooper added 14 points and 13 rebounds and Brian Walker had 13 points and seven assists. Leading 29-27 at halftime, Navy used a 20-6 run to start the second half and take control of the game. Army cut the Navy lead to 59-53, but Heary scored on three straight possessions to hold off the Cadets.

TOWSON STATE (6-7)

Tonight: UNC-Greensboro, Towson Center, 7:30 p.m., WITH (1230 AM). The Tigers are coming off a 78-77 loss to UMBC on Thursday. Towson State junior G Ralph Blalock -- who has won three games this season with buzzer-beating shots -- missed a go-ahead 16-footer with five seconds remaining. Blalock leads the Tigers in scoring (19.3 ppg) and is shooting 51 percent from three-point range, best in the Big South Conference. UNC-Greensboro is coming off a 74-57 win over UNC-Asheville on Saturday.

This week: At Winthrop, Thursday, 7 p.m.; at UNC-Asheville, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Tigers were idle Saturday.

UMBC (6-10)

This week: At UNC-Asheville, Thursday, 7 p.m.; At Winthrop, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Retrievers lost to UNC-Greensboro, 80-69. The loss ended UMBC's six-game winning streak. The Spartans outscored UMBC 13-3 to end the first half and take a 38-30 halftime lead, holding the Retrievers without a field goal for the final 4 1/2 minutes. UNC-Greensboro went on a 17-2 tear to go ahead 55-36 with 13:46 remaining. Eric Wyatt scored a career-high 24 points for UMBC.

UMES (6-11)

Tonight: North Carolina A&T, Tawes Arena, Princess Anne, 7:30 p.m. UMES is led by Aaron McKinney (15.9 ppg) and Terrell Harris (12.9 ppg). (12.9). UMES C Kenya Mobley (7.4) is third in the MEAC in rebounding. The Aggies lost to Delaware State, 75-68, on Friday.

This week: At Coppin State, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Morgan State, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: UMES lost its fifth Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game, 73-54, to South Carolina State. Terrell Harris led UMES with 14 points and had seven rebounds. South Carolina State led 36-35 at the half and held UMES to 19 points in the second half to break open the game.

DIVISIONS II and III

Fast breaks: Greg Roehrig scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds, leading host Johns Hopkins to a 55-50 victory over Muhlenberg. . . . David Clark scored a game-high 27 points to lead Goucher College past Mary Washington, 89-70. . . . Kyle Jefferson scored 28 points, leading visiting Salisbury State past Gallaudet, 105-99. . . . Daveiid St. Rose topped Western Maryland with 18 points in the Green Terrors' 88-72 loss to Haverford. . . . .Ben Harris scored 16 points to lead Washington College past visiting Gettysburg, 74-61. . . . Kelvin Clayton scored 26 points to lead Frostburg State past Bethany, 83-68.

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