Mount's rally falls short in loss to St. Francis, N.Y.

10-point comeback spoiled by late drought


January 09, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mount St. Mary's staged a late charge, but visiting St. Francis, N.Y., held off the Mountaineers for a 59-56 victory in a Northeast Conference men's game last night.

The Terriers' defense kept the Mount (3-11, 3-3) scoreless for the game's final four minutes.

Two free throws by Angel Rivera completed the Mount's comeback from a 48-38 deficit and tied the game at 56 with 4:01 left.

Neither team recorded a field goal the rest of the game, with the Terriers (5-7, 4-1) making three of eight free throws and the Mount missing its only two attempts.

The Mount had the ball with eight seconds to play trailing by three points, but was unable to muster a shot as time expired.

Aaron Herbert led the Mount with 13 points, Pat Atangana scored 12 with a team-high 13 rebounds, and Rivera netted 10.

Steven Howard scored 22 to lead the Terriers.


Coppin State 79, Hampton 76: Jackie Johnson-Stewart had 19 points and Kiesha Brooks added 16 points and 12 rebounds, as Coppin State (4-9, 2-3) held off visiting Hampton (3-8, 2-3) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Norfolk State 70, Morgan State 59: Sherie Cornish scored a game-high 14 points as the Bears (3-8) fell to the visiting Spartans (6-6) in a MEAC game.

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