Brown's 23 help Coppin top Bethune in overtime

St. Peter's beats Loyola

UMBC, Mt. St. Mary's win

State men

January 09, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Joe Brown had a game-high 23 points and seven rebounds to lead Coppin State past Bethune-Cookman, 83-79, in overtime yesterday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's game in Daytona Beach, Fla.

In the extra period, Bethune-Cookman scored the first four points to take a 77-73 lead with 3: 39 left, but Coppin scored the next eight points, including four from Brown, to take a 81-77 lead with 1: 07 left.

The Eagles (4-10, 4-1), who beat the Wildcats (3-8, 2-1) for the 24th consecutive time, trailed by 13 at halftime and by 67-55 following Jerry Daniels' free throws with 7: 00 left. But Coppin went on a 14-2 run to tie the score at 69 on Larry Tucker's shot jumper with 1: 30 remaining. After a Wildcats basket, Tucker was fouled with 36 seconds left and hit one of two free throws.

Larry Gilbert hit two free throws with 20 seconds left to push the Wildcats' lead back to three, but Kofi Pointer hit a layup and was fouled by Gilbert with 10 seconds left. He hit the ensuing free throw to force overtime.

St. Peter's 84, Loyola 72: Ricky Bellinger had a game-high 25 points, including 21 in the second half, to lead the host Peacocks (4-9, 1-3) to their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win, defeating the Greyhounds (5-7, 2-2). Kamaal McQueen added 20 points for St. Peter's. Blanchard Hurd's 19 points led Loyola.

Mount St. Mary's 63, Monmouth 58: Terrence Wilson posted a career-high 23 points, as the visiting Mountaineers (2-8, 1-0) ended a three-game losing streak with a Northeast Conference win over the Hawks (3-8, 0-1).

The score was tied at 49 with under six minutes to play when the Mount's Jerry Wilson hit a three-pointer and Gregory Harris converted inside for a 54-49 lead.

The Hawks cut it to 55-51 with 2: 33 to play, but the Mountaineers sealed the win on Jerry Lloyd's three-pointer with 1: 32 left.

UMBC 85, Fairleigh Dickinson 49: The visiting Retrievers (5-6, 1-0) used a 19-4 run to start the second half and win the Northeast Conference game. Kennedy Okafor's 17 points led four UMBC scorers in double figures.

Norfolk State 68, UMES 65: Despite a game-high 33 points from Kevin Wallace, the host Hawks dropped a MEAC game to the Spartans. Demetric Reese added 15 points for UMES.

Goucher 56, Clarkson 52: The Gophers overcame a poor-shooting first half to win the consolation game of the 84 Lumber Classic at Frostburg State. Tavar Witherspoon and Todd Sykes had 10 points each for Goucher (6-5).

Manhattanville 83, Villa Julie 73: Bryan McEvoy hit three consecutive three-pointers late in the second half to help the Valiants (3-6) hold off the Mustangs (3-6) in the first round of the Legg Mason Classic at Villa Julie.

Jermaine Smith's 19 points led four Mustangs in double figures.

Washington College 82, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 53: The visiting Shoremen (4-6) won their second in a row behind 31 points from junior guard Greg Adams. Earl Piner added 15 points and Steve DeVore 12 for Washington College.

St. Mary's 86, Newport News Apprentice 68: Brandon Jones scored 25 points to lead the host Seahawks (6-5) to a nonconference win. Harvey Davis added 19 points and a game-high 16 rebounds for St. Mary's.

Allentown 63, Frostburg State 60: Mark Watermasysk had game highs of 19 points and nine rebounds, as the Centaurs (7-3) won the championship game of the 84 Lumber Classic at Frostburg State. David Manigauilt led the Bobcats (4-7) with 11 points.

Chowan 79, Western Maryland 63: Five players scored in double figures, led by Bryan Christian's 15, as the Braves advanced to the final of the Legg Mason Classic at Villa Julie. Brian Billman's 18 points led the Green Terror, who trailed 46-31 at halftime.

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