Powell brings Loyola back, but Stags survive, 92-84 Nation's No. 2 scorer gets 27 of 28 in 2nd half

State

January 07, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Loyola's Mike Powell, the nation's second-leading scorer, orchestrated two huge second-half rallies, but host Fairfield held on in the final minutes yesterday, 92-84, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball game in Fairfield, Conn.

With the Greyhounds (4-8, 2-2) trailing by 12 early in the second half, Powell, who scored one point in the first 20 minutes but finished with 28, scored 10 straight in a 21-5 run. Loyola led 55-49 with 14: 16 left, but the Stags (6-4, 1-1) retaliated with a 19-0 run to lead 68-55 with 8: 06 left. Fairfield extended the lead to 15 before Powell scored nine straight to draw the Greyhounds within 84-79 with 2: 12 left.

North Carolina Central 81, Bowie State 64: Shac Johnson led the Bulldogs (2-6) with 17 points by hitting five of nine three-point attempts, but visiting Bowie State was out-rebounded 46-31 by North Carolina Central (7-2).

St. Mary's 69, Villa Julie 65: Derrick Heard scored 27 points to lead the Seahawks to a road win.

Women

Bowie State 62, North Carolina Central 48: Tarsha Wilson scored a game-high 18 and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Beverly Winstead scored 15 for the visiting Bulldogs (12-1).

UMBC 62, North Carolina-Asheville 54: The Retrievers (4-9) used a 20-5 second-half run, and got double-digit scoring from four starters to win their Big South Conference opener at home.

Washington College 83, Goucher 47: Megan Miller scored a career-high 22 and Kerry Lomax scored 17 and hit two three-pointers as the host Shoremen (6-2) rolled. Goucher (1-8) was led by Kim Rogers' 19 points.

VTC Loyola 73, Rider 58: Jina Mosley scored a game-high 19, and Mary Anne Kirsch added 13 points and 10 rebounds to power the host Greyhounds to a 7-3 record.

St. Mary's 60, Villa Julie 20: Erica Pearson and Lesley Kline each scored 16 to power the host Seahawks.

Pub Date: 1/07/98

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