Rutgers clamps down on Loyola, using 20-0 run en route to 89-67 win UMBC wins on 3-pointer with : 03 left

Navy beaten


December 31, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Geoff Billet scored nine of his season-high 23 points in a 20-0 run as Rutgers (6-4) defeated Loyola (3-7) for its fifth straight win, 89-67, last night in Piscataway, N.J.

Billet's defense also helped throttle Loyola's high-scoring tandem of Mike Powell and Jason Rowe. The guards entered the game averaging a combined 45 points but combined to shoot 14-for-31. Powell, who was averaging 26.2 points entering the game, had 18, and Rowe led Loyola with 20.

UMBC 57, Robert Morris 56: Rod Harrison hit a three-point shot with three seconds left to give visiting UMBC the win in Coraopolis, Pa.

There were four lead changes in the final 47 seconds of the game, but the second of Harrison's two three-pointers were enough to give the Retreivers (5-5) the edge.

Rich Giddens led UMBC with 18 points.

Auburn 70, Navy 54: Bryant Smith and Doc Robinson scored 11 each to lead the host Tigers (8-3) past the visiting Midshipmen (5-5).

Booker Hassan and Skip Victor led Navy with 10 points and seven rebounds each.

Wagner 75, UMES 50: Frantz Pierre-Louis had 22 points and 15 rebounds for his sixth double double of the season as the Hawks lost their fourth straight.

Cryhten Langhorne led UMES (2-7) with 13 points, 11 in the first half.


St. Peter's 66, Maryland 61: Yolanda Daniels scored a team-high 17 points and Crystal Robinson added 16 as the Peahens (5-3) captured the championship of its tournament. Kalisa Davis led all scorers with 19 points for Maryland (8-4).

George Washington 90, Morgan State 49: Noelia Gomez scored 21 points and had five steals and five assists to lead the host Colonials (5-3) past Morgan State (1-8).

George Mason 61, UMES 53: Krista Jay led all scorers with 26 vTC points, including a perfect 14-for-14 from the free-throw line for the host Patriots (5-4). Aileene Frazer led UMES (4-5) with 13 points.

Pub Date: 12/31/97

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