Joel Wertman converted two free throws with 1: 17 left as Johns Hopkins advanced to the Centennial Conference tournament final for the second consecutive season with a 57-56 win last night over Muhlenberg in Allentown, Pa.
The Mules (17-8) led 56-53 after a three-pointer by Chris Kenny with 3: 01 left, but the Blue Jays (20-5) pulled within 56-55 on a putback by Jon Olson.
Wertman scored 16 in the first half to help the Blue Jays (20-5) take a 36-26 lead.
Washington College 77, Franklin and Marshall 71: Greg Adams scored 17 of his game-high 28 points in the second half as the Shoremen (17-8) rallied to defeat the host Diplomats (21-4) in the semifinals of the Centennial Conference tournament. Washington will play host to Johns Hopkins for the title on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Bowie State 72, Fayetteville State 59: In Winston-Salem, N.C., James Rice scored 20 points and Che Evans added 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Bulldogs recorded their first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament victory.
St. Mary's 85, Salisbury State 76: The Seahawks (19-7) used a 17-3 run late in the second half en route to victory in the semifinals of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament in St. Mary's City.
Erica Pearson led the Seahawks, who have won seven straight, with 30 points and 10 rebounds. Salisbury's Jessica LaTour had a game-high 34 points.
Muhlenberg 57, Western Maryland 44: Jessica Drennan scored seven points in an 11-0 second-half run to help the host Mules (16-9) down the Green Terror (17-8) in the Centennial Conference tournament semifinals.
Pub Date: 2/25/99