Seton Hall rally sinks Morgan in 2nd half

Bowie prevails in 2nd OT, topping Eckerd, 106-103

State men

College Basketball

November 23, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

John Allen scored 22 points and Andre Barrett added 14 points and 10 assists to lead Seton Hall over Morgan State, 89-62, last night in East Rutherford, N.J.

Seton Hall overcame a sluggish start to win the season opener for both teams. The Pirates made two of their first 15 shots as Morgan State jumped to a 23-13 lead with 9:12 remaining in the first half.

But senior forward Marcus Toney-El scored seven straight points, with four coming on ferocious fast-break dunks, to cut the Morgan State lead to 23-20.

Morgan State, which won 10 games over the past two seasons and features no player over 6 feet 5, played evenly with the Pirates in the first half and held a 36-34 halftime edge. Ronald Timus paced Morgan State with 13 first-half points.

But the Pirates came out inspired in the second half and methodically put the stubborn Bears away, shooting 87 percent from the field during one stretch (19-for-22). The Pirates outscored Morgan State 55-26 in the second half.

Bowie State 106, Eckerd 103: Bakary Konate and Allen Van Norden scored 19 points each as the Bulldogs (3-0) beat the Tritons (2-2) in double overtime in a round-robin game at the Best Western Invitational in Bowie.

Konate and Van Norden combined for 21 rebounds for Bowie, and Van Norden made all six of his free throws, including the game-winner.

Sharrod McCree led Eckerd with 28 points and shot 5-for-10 on three-pointers. With 18 seconds left in the game, McCree made a three-pointer to tie the game at 73.

Johns Hopkins 77, N.C. Wesleyan 67: Eric Toback recorded career highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds to post his fifth career double double and lead the host Blue Jays (2-0) over the Bishops (1-1) in the final of the Blue Jay Invitational.

Salisbury 78, Waynesburg 73: The Sea Gulls (1-1) rallied from a 15-point deficit midway through the second half to force overtime, then outscored Waynesburg 9-4 in the extra session to win the consolation game of the Frostburg State Tip-Off Tournament in Frostburg.

Washington College 98, Rutgers-Newark 87: Jonathan Webb and Kyle Stem each scored 17 points to lead the Shoremen past the host Scarlet Raiders in the championship game of the AIRCAST Tip-Off Classic. The win gives Washington its first 2-0 start since 1994-95.

Eastern Mennonite 85, McDaniel 83: Despite a furious second-half comeback by the host Green Terror (1-1), the Royals (2-0) held on to win the BB&T McDaniel College Tip-Off Classic championship game.

McDaniel trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half but rallied within one before a two free throws by JoMorrae Gordon sealed it for Eastern Mennonite.

Hood 92, Valley Forge Christian 69: In the McDaniel tournament's consolation game, the Blazers (1-1) picked up the first win in program history behind David Tressler's 18-for-19 showing at the free-throw line.

Goucher 77, Hiram 56: Garrett Smith and Jonathan Garritt combined for 45 points, leading the Gophers to a season-opening victory over the Terriers in the opening round of the Penn State-Behrend Tip-Off Classic in Erie, Pa.

Smith and Garritt were a combined 19-for-25 from the field. They also accounted for 13 points during a 23-1 run by Goucher during the final 7:09 of the first half that broke open a tight game. When the run started, the Terriers (0-1) trailed 22-20.

Stevens Tech 66, St. Mary's 59: Adam Cirnigliaro scored 16 points and Michael Collins added 12 as the Ducks (1-1) beat the Seahawks (0-2) in the consolation game of the Blue Jay Invitational at Johns Hopkins.

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