Frostburg State tops E. Mennonite, 86-65

Bobcats in tourney final

Hopkins wins 3rd straight behind 26 from Toback

State men

College Basketball

January 04, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Frostburg State advanced to the championship of the Bridgewater College/Don Glick Tournament with an 86-65 victory over Eastern Mennonite yesterday in Bridgewater, Va.

The Bobcats, who will play Bridgewater in the championship today at 4 p.m., took control with a 31-12 run late in the first half that put them up 48-26 at the half. They extended the lead to as much as 32 after that.

Junior Chris Vaughn scored 22 points and added eight rebounds for Frostburg State (5-4). Sophomore Jimmy Ward added career highs of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Eastern Mennonite (2-6) got 13 points from Mike Culen and nine points and 11 rebounds from Jason Sager.

Frostburg State will face Bridgewater for the second time this season. The Bobcats won the first meeting, 79-66, at the Frostburg State Tip-Off Tournament in November.

George Mason 71, Towson 62: The Tigers cut a 20-point deficit to two in the second half and were within three points with a little more than a minute left, but they dropped their Colonial Athletic Association opener to the Patriots.

Jamaal Gilchrist's jumper with 1:07 remaining brought the Tigers to 65-62, but the Patriots hit free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Gilchrist scored a career-high 25 points for Towson (3-7, 0-1 CAA).

George Mason (8-2, 1-0) won its fourth straight despite playing without injured leading scorer, Mark Davis. Jai Lewis finished with 16 for George Mason, including nine of the Patriots' last 12 points.

Johns Hopkins 79, Carnegie Mellon 72: The host Blue Jays won their third straight and improved to 6-2 behind 26 points from Eric Toback and 16 from guard Matt Righter.

Johns Hopkins trailed 4-0, but scored eight straight points and never trailed after that. The Blue Jays led by as many as 13 in the second half and held on after the Tartans (5-4) cut the lead to 67-65 with 5:41 to play.

Hood 98, Valley Forge Christian College 66: Dennis Tressler scored 27 points at Thomas Johnson High School to lead Hood to a victory in the first home game in the program's history.

Santo Provenzano added 18 points and eight assists for the Blazers (3-4), who were not fazed by an early 12-0 deficit. The Blazers outscored the Patriots (4-10) 46-18 during the next 15 minutes to take a commanding lead.

It was Hood's second victory over Valley Forge this season.

Delaware State 60, UMES 55: The Hawks failed to get their first win of the season, despite 13 points from Antoine Joiner and 12 from Tee Trotter. The lead changed hands five times, with the Hornets pulling ahead for good on Carlos Hawkins' layup with 2:49 remaining.

The Hawks (0-6, 0-1 MEAC) tied the game on Trotter's layup with 3:09 remaining, but did not score after that. Terrance Hunter had a game-high 18 points for Delaware State (2-7, 1-0).

Christopher Newport 79, Washington College 66: The Shoremen fell in the consolation game of the Captains Classic in Newport News, Va. The loss was the fifth straight for Washington College after a 3-0 start. Washington's Jonathan Webb scored 27 points, but the Shoremen shot just 32 percent, were outscored at the free-throw line 24-12, and were out-rebounded 45-37.

Blake Brookman scored 19 points to lead the Captains, who improved to 6-4.

Villa Julie 79, SUNY-Maritime 59: The Mustangs shot 56.9 percent from the floor to win their opening-round contest at the Legg Mason Classic in Stevenson.

Senoir Mike Kastanakis had 22 points to lead Villa Julie (4-6). Three others scored in double figures for the Mustangs, including junior Wade Henninger (14 points), Anthony Fitzgerald (12 points) and Kenny Wood (11 points). SUNY-Maritime dropped to 2-6.

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