Robert Morris tops Mount St. Mary's for first time in six years, 73-58

St. Francis drops UMBC

Western Maryland falls

State men

January 30, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Gene Nabors scored 21 points to lead Robert Morris to a 73-58 victory over visiting Mount St. Mary's last night in Northeast Conference men's basketball.

It was the Colonials' first victory over the Mountaineers in 14 games over the past six years.

Robert Morris (9-8, 6-2) led the Mountaineers (5-12, 4-4) 29-27 at halftime.

Nabors, who went 4-for-21 from the field the first time the teams met, went 5-for-10 in the first half and had 10 points.

In the second half, the Colonials scored the first seven points and never looked back.

The Mount cut the lead to eight on two occasions, and after Niall Phelan's three-pointer with 12: 08 left gave Robert Morris a 48-34 lead, the Mount cut the lead to nine on four more occasions, but never brought the lead below that.

Gregory Harris led the Mount with 18 points.

Brandon Welsch netted 16 and Steve Pettyjohn 10 for Robert Morris. Three Colonials had double-figure rebounds.

St. Francis, Pa. 70, UMBC 65: Tom Fox scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead four players in double figures as the Red Flash (6-11, 3-5) beat the visiting Retrievers (7-11, 3-5) in a Northeast Conference game.

Bryan Martin and Rob Krimmel each had nine points in the first half, all from three-point range. Jamal Ragland had a team-high 17 and Reiner Mougnol added 13 for the Red Flash. Terrence Ward and Kennedy Okafor each scored 17 for UMBC. Ward was 5-for-5 from three-point range.

Muhlenberg 74, Western Maryland 59: Sophomore center Mark Lesko scored a career-high 31 with eight rebounds as the visiting Mules (11-6, 6-1) pulled away in the second half for a Centennial Conference win over the Green Terror (3-14, 1-6).

Freshman guard Greg Hill scored 19 for the Green Terror, going 4-for-6 from three-point range, and senior center Jim Hegmann went 6-for-9 from the field for 12 points.

Salisbury 88, York 80: Doug King scored 15 to lead four players in double figures as the Sea Gulls (11-6, 6-2) downed the visiting Spartans (8-10, 2-6) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

King, who also had a game-high seven assists, scored nine of his 15 in the second half as Salisbury outscored York 51-44 in the final 20 minutes.

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