UMBC deals Sacred Heart its fifth straight loss, 67-52

Wagner hits century mark vs. Mount

Towson, Coppin scorched in league play

State men

February 03, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The UMBC men's basketball team won for the seventh time in nine games, defeating Sacred Heart, 67-52, yesterday in a Northeast Conference game at the Pitt Center in Fairfield, Conn.

Sophomore Will McClurkin led a balanced Retrievers' offensive attack with a game-high 16 points. Sophomore Peter Mulligan scored 15 and classmate Ron Yates added 12 for UMBC (12-7, 8-4 NEC).

The Retrievers never trailed, establishing a 33-19 halftime lead. The Pioneers (5-14, 4-8), who lost their fifth straight game, pulled within 38-33 on a three-pointer by Chris Assel with 10:58 to play, but the Retrievers countered with eight straight points.

Wagner 102, Mount St. Mary's 70: The host Seahawks (13-6, 9-3 NEC) went on runs of 9-0 and 20-2 to start the game and never trailed in a victory over the Mountaineers (2-17, 1-11).

Wagner got a game-high 23 points from Jermaine Hall in beating the Mountaineers for a fifth consecutive time. Mount was led by Jamion Christian's 18 points.

The last time the Mount gave up 100 or more points was against Wagner three seasons ago.

William & Mary 62, Towson 45: Adam Hess scored 17 points as the Tribe (6-15, 2-9 Colonial Athletic Association) defeated the Tigers (6-15, 2-9).

The Tribe led 62-45 at halftime and went on a 16-3 run to seal the victory.

Gerald Weatherspoon had 13 points for Towson, which finished 1-for-13 from three-point range.

Norfolk State 69, Coppin State 51: Darryl Towe scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the first half as the host Spartans sent the Eagles (3-19, 1-10 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to their 12th straight loss.

Coppin, which has not won since Dec. 21 against Puerto-Rico Mayaguez, is in the midst of the longest losing streak during the Fang Mitchell era. The Eagles shot just 24 percent.

Jimmy Boykin scored a game-high 20 points for Coppin.

Hampton 89, Morgan State 74: David Johnson, Tommy Adams and Barry Hairston each scored 20 points as the MEAC-leading Pirates (16-5, 11-0) downed the visiting Bears (1-19, 1-10).

Curtis King shot 7-for-12 from the field for 18 points, and Cedrick Barrow and Reggie Winkfield had 14 each for the Bears, who were outscored 48-29 in the paint and turned the ball over 24 times.

Bethune-Cookman 76, UMES 70: Maurice Riddick scored 16 points and Richard Toussaint added 14 second-half points as the host Wildcats (7-12, 4-7 MEAC) beat the Hawks (8-12, 5-6), giving interim coach Clifford Reed a victory in his conference debut.

UMES (8-12, 5-6) led 32-28 at halftime, but the Wildcats shot 63.6 percent from the field in the second half. Thomas Trotter had 24 points for the Hawks.

Bowie State 84, Pitt-Johnstown 71: Tim Washington was 12-for-18 from the field for 27 points, and he added 16 rebounds to lift the host Bulldogs (13-6) over the Mountain Hawks (8-11).

Johns Hopkins 62, Muhlenberg 52: Steve Adams was 8-for-8 from the line and scored 20 points to pace the Blue Jays (12-8, 6-3 Centennial Conference) to a big victory over the cold-shooting Mules (15-5, 6-3).

Dickinson 79, Washington College 70: The visiting Shoremen (8-12, 3-6 CC) squandered a 15-point second-half lead and let late turnovers negate hot second-half shooting during a loss to the Red Devils (11-10, 5-4).

Aaron Goode (Mount St. Joseph) led Washington with 17 points.

Misericordia 95, Villa Julie 71: Willie Chandler's game-high 27 points and the Cougars' 53 percent shooting propelled them to a lopsided win over the visiting Mustangs.

Brian Hubbard (13) led five Mustangs in double figures.

Ursinus 73, Western Maryland 59: Despite getting 19 points each from Jack Kowalik and Alan Hoyt, the visiting Green Terror (6-13, 2-7 CC) lost its fifth straight, falling to the Bears (6-13, 2-7).

Marymount 83, Goucher 77: Terry Hoffman and Carlton Phelps had 19 points each to help the host Saints (14-7, 7-3 Capital Athletic Conference) prevail over the Gophers (11-9, 5-5).

Goucher's Isaac Brooks (Archbishop Spalding) led all scorers with 22 points and Trevor Quinn (Severna Park) added 20 points and eight rebounds.

Salisbury 89, St. Mary's 74: Senior Doug King scored 29 points and became the 24th Salisbury player to score 1,000 career points in the win over the visiting Seahawks (3-17, 1-9 CAC).

For Salisbury (7-13, 3-7), Mike Sullivan finished with 16 assists.

Frostburg State 80, Penn State Behrend 50: Junior Pierre Bowery scored 13 of his game-high 23 points in the first half, and the host Bobcats (11-9, 6-2 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) put on a dominating performance on both ends of the floor to defeat the Lions (13-7, 6-3) in a key conference game at Bobcat Arena.

With sole possession of second place in the league on the line, the Bobcats hit 10 of their first 14 shots and built a commanding 26-6 lead at the 9:00 mark of the first half.

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