Brown helps Mount St. Mary's over FDU, 67-63 Win streak reaches four

UMBC falls, Hopkins wins

February 02, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mike Brown scored a career-high 16 points in just 23 minutes as Mount St. Mary's won its fourth straight game, 67-63, yesterday with a victory over Fairleigh Dickinson at Knott Arena in Emmitsburg.

Brown made all seven of his shots from the field to go along with a team-high six rebounds.

The game was tightly contested throughout. Neither team managed more than a six-point lead. The Mount (9-10, 5-6 NEC) trailed at the half, 34-33.

With the score tied at 55 with 4: 30 to play, the Mount's Gregory Harris stole the ball and went in for a one-handed dunk and was fouled.

He made the ensuing free throw to give the Mount a three-point lead. Harris finished with 12 points, five steals and five assists. After the lead changed hands four times, Harris made a three-pointer to put the Mount up for good, 65-63.

The Mount did not commit a turnover in the second half, and finished with only six.

Winthrop 73, UMBC 59: Chad Steele scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Winthrop downed UMBC in a Big South game in Rock Hill, S.C.

Winthrop trailed 20-8 early, but went on a 32-14 run to take a 40-34 lead at halftime.

The Eagles (9-10, 2-5) opened the second period with an 18-8 spurt to go up by 16 points. Winthrop shot 52 percent for the game.

Todd Lassiter contributed 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Ten Winthrop players got into the scoring column.

The Retrievers (2-17, 1-8) got 13 points from Ron Lucien and 12 from Alhamisi Simms. Isaac Green pulled down 10 rebounds.

UMES 95, Howard 83, OT: Marcus Cheek slammed in the final two points as the Hawks beat the host Bison in overtime.

The Hawks (7-11, 3-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) were led by Cryhten Langhorne, who had 23 points. Cheek and William Wright had 18 each, and Wright also had 11 rebounds.

Guard John Gay led the Bison (4-13, 4-5) with 23 points. Melvin Watson had 19 points and 12 rebounds.

The game was tied at 72 at the end of regulation. The Hawks outscored the Bison, 23-11, in overtime.

Johns Hopkins 76, Franklin and Marshall 63: Senior center Matt Gorman scored 14 of his 15 points in the first half to guide the host Blue Jays (13-4, 6-1) to victory over the Diplomats (10-8, 4-3) in a Centennial Conference game.

Hopkins led 36-30 at halftime, but Franklin and Marshall pulled to within 43-40 with just over 14 minutes left to play. Matt Geschke then hit a three-pointer and the Diplomats would get no closer.

The Blue Jays dominated the boards, out-rebounding Franklin and Marshall, 48-17, for the game.

Ryan Peterson and Greg Roehrig each scored 15 for Hopkins.

Western Maryland 65, Haverford 60: Sophomore guard Brian Tombs and freshman center Brian Billman each scored 15 points to lead Western Maryland (7-10, 3-5) over Haverford (2-16, 0-7) in a Centennial Conference game.

Billman also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds for the Green Terror, which shot a season-best 64.1 percent (25 of 39) from the field. Western Maryland missed just six of 19 shots in jumping out to a 32-26 halftime lead.

Kijana Saunders topped Haverford with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Salisbury State 93, St. Mary's 91: Shawn Johnson's 19 points led five players in double figures as the host Seagulls (14-3) edged the Seahawks (3-13).

George Robinson and John DeRichie each had 15 points for Salisbury State, which led 46-42 at halftime. Sean Soyars of St. Mary's led all scorers with 33 points.

The game went back and forth in the second half. St. Mary's shot 61 percent and Salisbury 58 percent.

Goucher 77, Marymount 66: Sophomore forward Tavar Witherspoon had game highs of 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Gophers to a Capital Athletic Conference victory.

Goucher used a 27-8 run to take a 39-27 lead at halftime and led 58-35 midway through the second half before Marymount rallied to within 69-62.

Bakari Ward added 19 points off the bench for Goucher.

Washington College 84, Ursinus 74: The host Shoremen (11-7, 6-2) overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to top the Bears in a Centennial Conference game.

Ben Harris led Washington College with 26 points, Corey Davis and Bradd Burkhart each added 16 points.

Chowan 96, Villa Julie 80: The backcourt of Rob Burke and Herman Webb combined for 61 points as Chowan ran away from the host Mustangs.

Villa Julie's Shuron Woodyard had a game-high 37 points.

Pub Date: 2/02/97

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