Seniors Evan Ellis and Greg Roehrig each scored 16 points to lead Johns Hopkins to a 59-52 victory over Nazareth last night in the championship game of the Blue Jay Classic.
Ellis, named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, scored four straight points after the Golden Flyers (1-1) cut the Blue Jays 10-point lead to 46-40 with less than six minutes remaining. Roehrig sealed the win with four free throws in the final 15 seconds.
Hopkins (2-0) trailed, 25-23, early in the second half, but used a 17-5 to take a 40-30 lead with 12: 43 left. Ellis and Roehrig combined for 11 points during the run.
Virginia Wesleyan 82, Western Maryland 80: Tim Petrillo scored seven of his game-high 25 points in the final four minutes to lead the Marlins to the championship of the Western Maryland/Converse Tip-Off Tournament.
Jeff Cree's three-pointer brought the Green Terror (1-1) within 82-80 with 52 seconds left but Will Marshall's turnaround shot missed with five seconds left. Petrillo kept the Marlins (2-0) in front, 82-77, with a 10-foot jumper with 1: 10 left.
Salisbury State 102, SUNY-Brockport 98: Will Watson and Bernie Dennison each scored 20 as the Sea Gulls (1-1) shot 55 percent and won the consolation game of the Susquehanna Kiwanas Club Tournament in Setinsgrove, Pa.
York 87, Villa Julie 72: Johnny Baer scored 23 points to lift the Yeomen (1-1) over the Mustangs (0-2) in the consolation game of the Sponaugle Classic at Franklin and Marshall. Kelly Matthews led Villa Julie with 24 points.
Maryland 74, Georgia Tech 42: Stephanie Cross had 24 points, eight rebounds and six steals and Sonia Chase scored 21 as host Maryland defeated Georgia Tech for its first win of the season.
The Terps (1-2, 1-0 ACC) got all their points from their five starters. Sophomore center Branka Bogunovic scored a career-high 16 and Kelley Gibson recorded her first career double double with 10 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
Drexel 58, Morgan State 53: Senior forward Jen MacNeill had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Dragons (1-1) to a non-league win over the Bears (0-1). Shakira Smith led Morgan with 22 points, 20 in the second half.
Western Maryland 67, York 63: Western Maryland erased a 14-point second-half deficit to win the Lady Spartan Classic championship at York. The Green Terror (2-0) was led by the tandem of Katie Haley and Erin Murphey, who combined for 31 points.
Frostburg 62, Montclair State 54: Kara Reed scored 16 points as the Bobcats (2-0) captured the FSU/McDonald's Classic tournament championship. Shannon Rexrode added 15 and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
SUNY-Brockport 64, Goucher 56: Junior forward Jan Feneli scored a layup at the first-half buzzer to give SUNY-Brockport (1-1) the lead for good in the Goucher College Tip-Off Classic consolation game. Freshman guard Kim Rogers scored a team-high 25 for the Gophers (0-2).
Bowie State 58, Albany 44: The 13th-ranked Bulldogs (2-0) held the Great Danes (2-1) scoreless for nearly nine minutes in the second half to advance to the second round of the Bryant College Classic in Smithfield, R.I.
Allentown 76, Salisbury State 70: The Sea Gulls cut a 20-point deficit to single digits, but could not complete the comeback in the first round of the Franklin & Marshall Women's Basketball Tournament in Lancaster, Pa.
Bridgewater 55, College of Notre Dame 34: The Gators shot just 29 percent in their loss to the Eagles in the championship game of the College of Notre Dame Tip-Off Tournament. Daniella Rados and Nicole Kilgannon led the Gators (1-1) with 12 points each.
Grove City 60, Washington College 58: Freshman Kerry Lomax led all scorers with 20, but the Shoremen still fell in the Sho'Time Shootout in Chestertown.
Pub Date: 11/23/97