McDaniel falls short vs. St. Mary's, 57-54

Hunter's tying attempt misses to thwart rally

Morgan loses to Maine

State men

College Basketball

December 21, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The McDaniel men's basketball team nearly erased a 15-point deficit in the final six minutes, but Joe Hunter's three-point attempt fell short as time ran down and the Green Terror lost to visiting St. Mary's, 57-54, yesterday in Westminster.

Hunter finished with 13 points and started McDaniel's comeback by sinking back-to-back three-pointers.

McDaniel's Sam Anstead hit another three-pointer on the Green Terror's next possession to cut the deficit to eight with four minutes to play.

Despite holding the lead in the final minute, St. Mary's (3-5) committed fouls that sent McDaniel (4-5) to the free-throw line three times.

The Green Terror hit all six foul shots to pull within one, but the Seahawks' Matt Miller made four free throws in the final 21 seconds to preserve his team's victory.

Donovan Gaspard led St. Mary's with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Maine 69, Morgan State 63: The Black Bears got a combined 38 points from guards Eric Dobson and Kevin Reed and went on a late 7-0 run to hold off a comeback attempt by visiting Morgan State.

The Black Bears led Morgan State (1-5) by 11 with 10 minutes left, but the Bears cut the lead to two and stayed close until Maine's run made it 66-57 with 1:31 left.

Reed finished with 22 points, and Dobson added 16 for Maine (5-2).

Christopher Grant and Sam Brand scored 13 apiece for Morgan State.

LaSalle 74, Mount St. Mary's 55: The host Explorers got a game-high 30 points from Gary Neal, including 24 in the first half, and handed the Mountaineers their seventh loss in eight games.

Neal did his damage in the first half primarily from beyond the arc, hitting seven of nine three-point attempts, as the Explorers (3-5) closed the half on a 14-5 run and took an eight-point lead.

Neal finished 10-for-14 from the field.

Shepherd 95, Hood 71: Hood coach Tom Dickman got a rude welcome in his return to his alma mater as red-hot Shepherd out-rebounded Hood, 41-23, and shot 58 percent from the floor, including 10 of 17 from three-point range.

Chad Myers scored 34 points on 13-for-15 shooting for Shepherd. Santo Provenzano scored 20 for Hood (2-2), which was playing for the first time since a Nov. 25 win over Mount Aloysius.

Goucher 65, Franklin & Marshall 64: The Gophers edged visiting Franklin & Marshall despite being out-rebounded and outscored at the free-throw line, 20-10.

Duran Searles hit a three-pointer with one second left to bring Franklin & Marshall (5-2) to within one. The Diplomats' Jackiem Wright then stole the ensuing inbounds pass and got a shot off from 60 feet before time expired, but his attempt was off the mark.

Goucher (5-4) got a game-high 20 points from Pierre Jones, Garrett Smith had 19, and Jonathan Garritt added 15.

Christopher Newport 77, Frostburg State 64: The host Captains got 20 points from sophomore Jeremy Romeo and improved to 5-3 with the victory over the Bobcats (4-4), who lost for the first time in three games.

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