UMBC hangs on against Monmouth

Williams' 3-point play proves difference, 75-72

State men

January 13, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Andre Williams' three-point play with under a minute to play was the difference, as the UMBC men's basketball team held on to defeat host Monmouth, 75-72, yesterday in a Northeast Conference game.

The Hawks (8-7, 4-2) battled back from an 11-point deficit with 4:15 remaining to tie the score at 70 on a three-pointer by Dwayne Byfield, but Williams answered with the three-point play for the Retrievers (8-5, 4-2) on the ensuing possession.

The Retrievers opened the second half with a 13-4 run, which along with a 47-31 rebounding advantage over the Hawks, proved to be the difference.

Sophomore Peter Mulligan led UMBC with 16 points. Monmouth got a game-high 22 points from Rahsaan Johnson.

Fairleigh Dickinson 81, Mount St. Mary's 61: The Knights' size turned out to be too much for the Mountaineers, as forward Matt Hammond scored a career-high 27 points and James Felton chipped in with 15 to lead host FDU (2-13, 2-4) past Mount St. Mary's (1-12, 0-6) in an NEC game.

Sophomore guard Jamion Christian led the Mount with 21 points.

After the Mountaineers cut the Knights' lead to 44-38 at 13:46 of the second half, FDU went on a 17-5 run over the next nine minutes to open a 65-49 lead.

Johns Hopkins 87, Villa Julie 59: Steve Adams scored 18 points and Matthew Eisley narrowly missed a double double as the Blue Jays (8-5) clobbered the visiting Mustangs (6-8).

Washington College 84, Ursinus 81: The Shoremen (5-8, 1-3) overcame a lengthy cold spell at the end of the first half to rally for their first Centennial Conference win, topping the visiting Bears (5-8, 1-3).

Senior forward Bryan Mason tied his career high with 24 points, and Aaron Goode (Mount St. Joseph) added 20.

Salisbury 79, St. Mary's 75: Doug King went seven of 10 from the field en route to 21 points and Jason Campion added 14, as the Sea Gulls (5-9, 1-3) held on to defeat the host Seahawks (2-11, 0-4) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

Penn State Behrend 66, Frostburg State 57: Sophomore Casey Ponsoll scored a game-high 22 points, and the Bobcats (6-7, 2-1) couldn't overcame a poor first half in falling to the host Lions in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game.

Dickinson 85, Western Maryland 66: The backcourt of Jack Kowalik and Greg Hill combined for 28 points, but the visiting Green Terror (5-6, 2-2) fell to the Red Devils in a Centennial Conference game.

Goucher 84, Marymount 74: Despite having a 28-point first-half lead sliced to six points in the second half, the host Gophers (9-5, 3-1) downed the Saints (10-5, 3-1) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

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