Byrd's 20 push Morgan past B.-Cookman UMES falls to S.C. State

Cheyney nips Bowie, 76-75

State

January 06, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Tremain Byrd had a team-high 20 points to lead Morgan State to a 71-67 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win over Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Byrd made nine of 16 field-goal attempts, including two of four three-pointers, and had five assists. Jimmy Fields chipped in 12 points and Heddrick McBride 10 for the Bears (2-10, 2-2).

Johnny McClenton led all scorers with 25 points for Bethune-Cookman (0-10, 0-2). The first half ended in a 34-34 tie.

South Carolina State 75, UMES 63: Roderick Blakney's 26 points lifted the Bulldogs (4-5, 3-0) to a MEAC win over the host Hawks (3-8, 2-2). Cryhten Langhorne led UMES with 18 points.

Messiah 84, Western Maryland 71: Freshman Zach Yoder had a game-high 27 points, including seven during a late 11-0 run that led the host Falcons (6-4) to a nonconference win over the Green Terror (4-5). Brian Tombs led Western Maryland with 14 points.

Cheyney 76, Bowie State 75: Jason Burgess made two free throws with two seconds left, as the visiting Wolves (7-4) rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat the Bulldogs (2-5).

Eric Evans' steal with 13 seconds left set up the foul. Tony Morton missed a three-pointer at the buzzer for Bowie State.

Women

Mount St. Mary's 83, Long Island 77: Deanna Butters scored a career-high 23 points as the Mountaineers (6-6, 2-0) defeated the host Blackbirds in a Northeast Conference game for their third straight win.

Megan Gardiner and Kia Williams both contributed 20 points.

Morgan State 58, Bethune-Cookman 53: Shakira Smith led all scorers with 17 points in the Bears' MEAC win in Daytona Beach, Fla.

College of New Jersey 80, Salisbury State 60: Amy Cooke led Salisbury (3-5) with 13 points in the loss to the host Lions (6-3).

Pub Date: 1/06/98

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