C. Conn. holds off Mount's rally, 71-67 UMES tops Delaware State

Goucher beats Western Md.

State men

December 11, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Central Connecticut State held off a late charge by Mount St. Mary's in posting a 71-67 Northeast Conference win last night in New Britain, Conn.

The Mountaineers (3-4, 1-2) had won two straight.

The Blue Devils (5-2, 1-1) led 49-40 with 11: 42 left before the Mount tied the game at 63 on a layup by Tony Hayden with 3: 56 remaining. However, the Mountaineers missed seven of their last eight field goals.

Gregory Harris led the Mountaineers with 20 points and Hayden had 16.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S -- Balgac 2-5 1-2 7, Wilson 4-8 2-2 10, Springer 1-1 1-2 3, Harris 7-20 3-4 20, Hayden 7-13 0-1 16, Bethel 1-7 0-0 2, Lloyd 1-4 3-4 5, Herbert 0-2 0-0, Kessler 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 25-62 10-15 67.

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT -- Walker 1-4 1-2 3, Watson 9-16 8-12 26, Edwards 5-9 4-7 14, Brookins 4-9 0-0 8, Mickens 4-13 0-0 12, Van Stein 0-0 0-0 0, Ijeh 0-2 0-0 0, Finley 0-1 0-0 0, Payne 2-4 4-6 8. Totals 25-58 17-27 71.

Halftime--Central Connecticut 28-22. 3-point goals--Mount St. Mary's 7-28 (Harris 3-10, Balgac 2-4, Hayden 2-5, Bethel 0-3, Lloyd 0-3, Wilson 0-2, Herbert 0-1), Cent. Connecticut 4-11 (Mickens 4-9, Walker 0-1, Ijeh 0-1. Fouled out--Bethel. Rebounds--Mount St. Mary's 34 (Springer, Hayden 7), Cent. Connecticut 43 (Watson 13). Assists--Mount St. Mary's 12 (Harris 4), Cent. Connecticut 17 (Walker, Payne 5). Total fouls--Mount St. Mary's 22, Cent. Connecticut 14. A--1,085.

UMES 89, Delaware State 76: Demetric Reese had a game-high 24 points to lead the host Hawks (4-3, 2-1) over the Hornets (1-6, 0-2) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game. Bram Reynolds and Sheridan James each had 10 points for UMES, which made 17 of 26 field goals in the first half on the way to a 46-33 lead at halftime.

Both teams shot better than 53 percent for the game, and UMES converted eight of 12 three-pointers.

Goucher 71, Western Maryland 56: Nine players scored for the host Gophers (6-1), led by Bakari Ward (Arundel) with 22 points and five rebounds, and Goucher never trailed on the way to a nonconference win over the Green Terror (3-4).

Brian Billman had game highs of 26 points and 10 rebounds for Western Maryland, which trailed 43-24 at halftime.

Pub Date: 12/11/98

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