3-point play at :00.1 sinks Hopkins, 71-69

Putback, free throw lift Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Towson falls, 54-50

State men

College Basketball

December 07, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

One-tenth of a second separated Johns Hopkins men's basketball team from a victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the consolation game of the Lopata Classic in St. Louis. Unfortunately for the Blue Jays, that was just enough time for the Stags to steal it away.

Claremont forward Bryan Jolly rebounded a teammate's missed shot and put it back while being fouled with one-tenth of a second remaining to give the Stags (3-3) a 71-69 victory at the Washington University Field House yesterday.

Jolly, who finished with 20 points, converted the free throw to complete the three-point play 10 seconds after the Blue Jays (3-2) took the lead on Frank Mason's layup.

Jolly's play not only put the finishing touches on a comeback in which the Stags rallied from nine points down with 2:35 left to play, but also capped a furious final 30 seconds in which the lead changed hands three times.

Norfolk State 54, Towson 50: Chakowby Hicks' three-pointer with 1:02 remaining proved to be the game-winner for the host Spartans (1-4).

The Tigers (2-3) had a chance to tie in the final minute, but Winstonn Tubbs missed a short jumper and a follow shot by Trevan Jackson was rejected by Norfolk's Ryan Grier. Derrick Smith scored on Norfolk's ensuing possession to seal the Spartans' first win of the season.

The teams combined to hit 31 percent from the floor, 26 percent in the second half. But Towson, which hit seven of 31 field goals after halftime, got two free throws from Jamaal Gilchrist with 1:26 left to take a 50-49 lead before Hicks' shot effectively won it for the Spartans.

Tubbs scored 11 and Jackson chipped in 10 for Towson.

Frostburg State 90, Westminster 62: The host Bobcats shot 54 percent in the second half and blew away the Titans (1-4), who trailed by five at halftime.

Senior Myro Small scored 23 points for Frostburg (3-3), which made 20 of 37 shots from the floor and 11 of 13 at the free-throw line in the second half. Ryan Grabill added 20 and seven assists and David Quay Jr. had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

After reaching the free-throw line 13 times in the first half, Westminster was 0-for-1 at the line in the second. The Titans also committed 11 turnovers in the second 20 minutes, which Frostburg turned into 15 points.

Duquesne 70, Loyola 61: The Greyhounds (0-5) cut a 12-point halftime deficit to three with less than two minutes to go, but the Dukes (2-2) held on in Pittsburgh. Loyola's Shane James scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help spark the comeback.

Apprentice 74, Salisbury 57: Apprentice went on a 24-0 run in the final four minutes of the first half and the first five minutes of the second half on its way to the Salisbury Optimist Classic championship.

Guard Ray Williams scored 13 points for Salisbury (2-4). Tournament Most Valuable Player Charles Holiday led all scorers with 18 for Apprentice (4-3).

High Point 72, Mount St. Mary's 64: Danny Gathings scored 20 points, including eight during a late 17-5 run, and visiting High Point denied the Mountaineers their first victory of the season. Four players scored in double figures for High Point (3-3). Landy Thompson led Mount St. Mary's (0-6) with 18.

Gettysburg 61, McDaniel 53: The Green Terror (2-4, 1-1 Centennial Conference) got 19 points from Alan Hoyt and 11 from Robert Willis, but it was not enough to overcome the host Bullets (4-1, 1-0). Gettysburg hit 51 percent from the floor.

Marymount 84, Goucher 68: Visiting Marymount (2-4, 1-1) built a four-point halftime lead and never gave it back, hitting 16 of 22 shots in the second half to pick up the Capital Athletic Conference win. The Gophers (3-3, 0-1) got 32 points and nine rebounds from Pierre Jones.

Central Florida 80, Navy 52: The Mids committed a season-high 31 turnovers and lost their fifth straight to open the season. The Golden Knights (3-2) scored 39 points off the turnovers and dominated the boards, grabbing 15 offensive rebounds and scoring 22 second-chance points.

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