Mount men hold off Robert Morris, 74-69

Brooks' 22 points lead Coppin women past UMES

State

January 18, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Greg Harris and Terrence Wilson scored 15 points each as Mount St. Mary's defeated Robert Morris, 74-69, last night in a Northeast Conference basketball game at Knott Arena in Emmitsburg.

With the game tied at 57 with 7: 32 to go, Aaron Herbert hit a three-pointer to start a 9-0 run for the Mountaineers (3-10, 2-2), who took a 66-57 lead with 5: 30 remaining. Herbert (11 points) also hit four free throws in the final 20 seconds, including a pair with nine seconds left, to seal the game.

Harris totaled five assists, tying the Mount career record of 471.

Robert Morris (7-6, 4-1) had its five-game winning streak broken and has lost 13 straight to Mount St. Mary's.

Women

Coppin State 73, UMES 61: Junior forward Kiesha Brooks scored 15 of her 22 points in the second half to lead the host Eagles in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game. Brooks, the MEAC's leading scorer at 21.4, also grabbed 12 rebounds in the second half and finished with 15.

Brooks has scored 74 points in the past three games and moved up to 11th in the country in women's Division I scoring.

Brooks is averaging 10.8 rebounds for the Eagles (8-9, 6-2), who improved to 5-3 under interim coach Derek Brown.

Nicole Council led UMES (2-13, 1-7) with 25 points.

Wesley 58, Salisbury State 55: Four players scored in double figures, led by Nikki Pauls' 18 points, as the host Wolverines (6-5) ended a seven-game losing streak to the Sea Gulls (8-6). Lisa Neylan led Salisbury with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Catholic 64, Western Maryland 60: Meg Hagarty made two free throws with 12 seconds left to clinch the win for the host Cardinals (7-7). Jen Piccolomini's 14 points led the Green Terror (5-7).

Widener 89, Washington College 64: Behind Lauren Potchak's 22 points, the host Pioneers (8-6) defeated the Shorewomen (6-7) in a nonconference game in Chester, Pa.

Daniele Rados led Washington College with 21 points.

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