Mount St. Mary's holds off Long Island

60-57 win 2nd of season

UMBC flattened, 76-58

State men

January 20, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mount St. Mary's built a big halftime lead and then held on to down winless Long Island, 60-57, in a Northeast Conference game yesterday in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Pat Atangana led the Mountaineers (2-13, 1-7) with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Jamion Christian totaled 15 points and nine rebounds, and Angel Rivera chipped in with 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Mountaineers closed the first half on an 18-5 run, giving them a 32-19 lead. However, the Blackbirds (0-15, 0-8) went on a 27-14 surge to tie the game at 46 with 7:48 to play.

Antawn Dobie, who scored a game-high 30 points, had 17 during that spurt.

Mount St. Mary's answered with a 7-2 run to give it the lead for good.

Central Connecticut 76, UMBC 58: Sophomore forward Ron Robinson had a career-high 18 points and 11 rebounds, and senior center Corsley Edwards scored 20 points to lead the host Blue Devils (12-4, 7-1) to an easy victory over the Retrievers (9-6, 5-3) in an NEC game.

The Blue Devils jumped on the Retrievers early, leading 8-0, 27-9 after nine minutes and 46-27 at halftime.

The closest UMBC would come was 63-50 after a basket by junior Justin Wilson with 7:42 left.

Florida A&M 72, Morgan State 66: Demarcus Wilkins scored 19 points - five on free throws in the final minute - to lead the Rattlers (3-13, 3-4) to a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference home win over the Bears (0-15, 0-7).

Florida A&M led by as many as 13 points in the second half and held off a late rally by Morgan State.

The Bears cut the lead to three points with 29 seconds left, but could not get closer.

Randy Dukes led Morgan with 15 points.

Bethune-Cookman 96, Coppin State 72: Maurice Riddick hit a school-record 11 three-pointers and scored 37 points to lead the host Wildcats (6-9, 3-4) over the Eagles (3-15, 1-6) in a MEAC game.

Bethune-Cookman led 49-43 with 16:51 left in the game when Coppin coach Fang Mitchell was ejected following back-to-back technical fouls for arguing with an official.

Mitchell was back on the bench for the first time since his wife, Yvonne, died of a heart attack Jan. 10.

Johns Hopkins 74, Western Maryland 44: The host Blue Jays (9-7, 3-2) used a 16-0 run early in the second half to pull away from the Green Terror (5-10, 2-4) in Centennial Conference action.

The streak allowed Hopkins to take a 59-32 advantage with 8:39 left.

All told, Western Maryland went 9:38 of the second half without a field goal.

Steve Adams led a balanced Hopkins attack with a game-high 17 points.

Washington College 75, Haverford 72: Though they trailed by nine points in the second half and were outshot, 53 percent to 37, the Shoremen (6-9, 2-4) pulled off a Centennial Conference home win over the visiting Fords (0-15, 0-5).

Senior guard Aaron Goode (Mount St. Joseph) led all players with 21 points and four steals. Bryan Mason scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, collected nine rebounds and was 9-for-9 from the line.

York 91, Salisbury 81: Six Spartans were in double figures, including John Ely, who had a team-high 23 points, as York (13-3, 5-1) downed the host Sea Gulls (5-11, 1-5) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

Jason Campion led Salisbury with 28 points, going 8-for-12 from three-point range.

Mary Washington 80, St. Mary's 75: Despite Brandon Jones' 30 points, the host Seahawks (2-13, 0-6) were edged by the Eagles (4-9, 2-4) in CAC action.

Pitt-Bradford 92, Frostburg State 80: Junior Matt Beacom scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the visiting Panthers (12-3, 5-0) used scorching first-half shooting to defeat the Bobcats (7-8, 3-2) in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game.

Frostburg junior Pierre Bowery scored a team-high 19 points and became the 17th Bobcat men's player to reach the 1,000-point plateau.

Goucher 84, Gallaudet 77: Curtis McNeill scored 23 points and Jonathon Fitzgerald had 17 to lead the Gophers to the CAC win over the Bison (4-11, 2-4).

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