Hot-shooting Iona overpowers Coppin, 89-61

Washington slips past Salisbury in OT, 93-90

State men

November 24, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Tariq Kirksay scored 30 points to lead four players in double figures as Iona downed Coppin State, 89-61, in men's basketball last night at the Mulcahy Center in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Kirksay had 13 points at halftime, helping the hot-shooting Gaels (1-1) to a 41-21 lead. Iona shot 56 percent (15-for-27) in the half, while holding the Eagles to 23 percent (8-for-35).

Dunbar High School product Larry Tucker scored 12 of the Eagles' first-half points and finished with a career-high 22 points.

Coppin opened the second half with a 16-6 run to cut the Iona lead to 47-37 with 14: 49 left in the game, but would get no closer.

Jorge Cajigas, averaging 20 points coming into the contest, was held to a season-low six points. Kofi Pointer (Southern-Baltimore) added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles, who were out-rebounded, 54-33.

Washington College 93, Salisbury State 90: The Shoremen (1-2) outscored the visiting Sea Gulls (1-2) 12-9 in overtime. Greg Adams, Earl Piner and Alhamisi Simms had 19 points apiece for the Shoremen. Victor Jackson led the Sea Gulls with 23 points, and Doug King had 15.

Livingstone 85, Bowie State 81: Sheldon Payne scored 26 and Rodney Gidney had 23 points and 13 rebounds as the Blue Bears (1-2) held off the host Bulldogs (0-3). James Rice had 17 points, and Jason Johnson and Jamal Shivers added 12 each for Bowie State.

UMES 59, Albany State 52: Demetric Reese had 22 points and seven rebounds, and Kevin Wallace added 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the host Hawks.

Mary Washington 68, Western Maryland 67: Junior center Eric Vierow made a free throw with six seconds to go to complete a three-point play and help the visiting Eagles (1-2) edge the Green Terror (1-2). Curtis Miller scored 15 and Brian Billman had 11 points and nine rebounds for Western Maryland.

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