Langhorne's 30 lead UMES rout of N.C. A&T Fla. A&M basket at buzzer turns back Morgan, 74-73

State men

January 04, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Cryhten Langhorne led all scorers with 30 points as UMES cruised to a 96-76 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win yesterday over North Carolina A&T.

Langhorne made 14 of 22 shots -- including two of four three-pointers -- as the host Retrievers shot well over 64 percent (35-for-54) for the game. UMES made 17 of 25 baskets in the opening half to take a 51-33 lead at halftime.

Jeremy Jones chipped in 16 points for the Retrievers and Williams Wright had 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.

Florida A&M 74, Morgan State 73: Jerome James tipped in his own miss at the buzzer to lift the host Rattlers in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Florida A&M (4-7, 2-1) erased a nine-point deficit in the final nine minutes to take a 72-71 lead with 1: 23 to play, led by Travis Grant and Willie Bullock, who combined to make five three-pointers.

James led the Rattlers with 24 points and five blocked shots. Rasheed Sparks led Morgan State (1-10, 1-2) with 14 points.

Sparks blocked a shot by Rod Seay with six seconds to play and Morgan State leading 73-72. On the inbounds pass, Seay lobbed the ball to James, who missed his first shot with one second left, but tipped it in as time expired.

Salisbury State 106, Misericordia 79: George Robinson had game-high 25 points as the Sea Gulls (5-3) cruised over the Cougars (2-4) in the first round of the Springfield Tournament.

St. Mary's 66, Ursinus 65: Prince Innis' 21 points lifted the Seahawks past the visiting Bears in a nonconference game. Demetrius Henson dished out a game-high seven assists for St. Mary's.

Virginia State 77, Bowie State 72: Lavon Flood scored 26 to lead visiting Virginia State (4-2) over Bowie State (2-4).

Pub Date: 1/04/98

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