N. Hampshire pushes past Towson by 64-56 State men

January 11, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Matt Acres scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds to lead New Hampshire to a 64-56 America East win last night over Towson University at the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H.

The Wildcats (7-7, 3-3) never trailed and led by as many as 19 points after Acres scored inside with 6: 58 left to play. New Hampshire made just one field goal, however, over the next 4: 22, and the Tigers (2-9, 0-4) used a 14-3 run to close to within 55-47.

Andy Cavo's 15 points helped the Wildcats to a 38-24 lead after a first half of spurts. New Hampshire scored the game's first 13 points before Towson answered by scoring the next 11. The Wildcats then ended the half by outscoring the Tigers, 14-2.

Ryan Lexer led Towson with 14 points.

Radford 71, UMBC 68: Ryan Charles made two free throws with three seconds remaining to break a 68-68 tie as the Highlanders (5-7, 1-1) rallied past visiting UMBC in a Big South game.

Corey Reed led Radford with 26 points. His eighth three-pointer gave Radford its first lead of the second half with about 4 minutes left, capping a comeback from an 11-point deficit.

UMBC (5-7, 0-2) led 50-39 with 14: 50 to play before a 10-0 run drew Radford to within a point. Radford also tightened its defense in the half, limiting UMBC to seven field goals on 18 attempts.

Rich Giddens led UMBC with 14 points and Michael Van Veen had 10.

UMES 76, Hampton 56: Cryhten Langhorne scored 21 points as the host Hawks romped'

The Hawks (4-8, 3-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 26-25 at halftime.

UMES went on a 12-4 run to start the second period. The Pirates (4-8, 2-3) were able to pull to within five at the 8: 38 mark. But the Hawks continued their scoring pace, leading by 20 with 3: 34 left before the buzzer.

Western Maryland 61, Muhlenberg 58: Junior forward Kevin Buckley hit two three-pointers in a 10-0 run, as the host Green Terror (5-6, 1-1) snapped a three-game losing streak with a Centennial Conference win.

Goucher 94, Villa Julie 67: Tavar Witherspoon scored a game-high 33 points as the Gophers rolled to victory over the host Mustangs.

Witherspoon made 14-of-18 field goals and had seven rebounds. Goucher took control early, shooting 61 percent (22-for-36) in the first half to lead 53-28 at halftime.

Washington College 83, Mary Washington 56: Bradd Burkhart had a game-high 25 points, and Ben Harris dished out 10 assists, to lead the Shoremen (7-4) over the Eagles in a non-conference game. Washington shot 72 percent (13-for-18) from three-point range.

Pub Date: 1/11/98

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