Thompson's 35 power Mount, 83-72

His free throws set mark

Hopkins tops Washington

State men

College Basketball

January 11, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Landy Thompson scored 35 points as Mount St. Mary's beat host Quinnipiac, 83-72, yesterday for their first Northeast Conference victory of the season.

Thompson set a Mount St. Mary's record by making 18 free throws. He finished eight of 16 from the field and 18 of 23 from the free-throw line.

The Mountaineers used a 23-10 run in the first half to take command. Thompson scored 16 points during that run, which gave the Mountaineers (3-9, 1-1) a 33-21 lead.

Mount St. Mary's extended the lead to 16 early in the second half and held off Quinnipiac (3-9, 0-2) after the Bobcats got to within 61-56.

Rob Monroe had 24 points for Quinnipiac. Mychal Kearse was the only other Mount St. Mary's player in double figures. He finished with 13.

Johns Hopkins 70, Washington 63: The visiting Blue Jays (8-2, 4-0 Centennial) closed the game on an 11-1 run and held the Shoremen (3-8, 0-4) without a field goal over the final 3:42.

The Blue Jays took a 63-62 lead with 1:34 remaining on a layup by Danny Nawrocki. Frank Mason hit another 30 seconds later that put Hopkins ahead 65-62 and proved to be the game-winner.

The Shoremen pulled to within 65-63 on Kyle Stem's free throw with 29 seconds left, but Erick Toback converted a three-point play with 21 seconds remaining to stretch the Blue Jays' lead to five.

Nawrocki hit 10 of 14 from the field and finished with 23 points to lead all scorers. He added a game-high 15 rebounds.

Delaware State 67, Coppin State 50: The visiting Eagles (5-10, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 47-46 in the second half, but failed to hit a field goal in the final 10:44.

Aaron Williams led the Hornets (3-7, 2-0) with 15 points, one of four Delaware State players in double figures. Jimmy Boykins led Coppin State with 19 points.

Morgan State 62, Howard 45: The visiting Bears (4-7, 3-1 MEAC) went on a 21-6 run in the first six minutes of the second half to beat the Bison (3-8, 1-1).

Morgan State, the MEAC leader in three-pointers per game and three-point shooting percentage, hit seven of 16. Samuel Brand scored 15 points for the Bears. James Wilkinson led the Bison with 16 points.

Lake Erie 74, Frostburg State 63: The host Bobcats (5-7) dropped their Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opener and their third straight overall. Jajcen Harris scored 27 points for the Storm (5-9, 2-0).

Marymount 96, Villa Julie 95: The visiting Saints (3-9) shot 61 percent from the field in the second half, overcoming a five-point halftime deficit.

Anthony Fitzgerald scored 28 points and Wade Henninger added 26 for Villa Julie (5-9), which shot 58 percent in the second half. Marymount got 21 points from Kip McCoy.

King's 68, Salisbury 57: The Sea Gulls (3-8) committed 24 turnovers on the second day of the Wilkes Tournament in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., losing to the Monarchs (11-2), who got 15 points from Brian Horgan, 14 from Dave Marks and 13 from Dannie Evans.

Haverford 76, McDaniel 60: The visiting Green Terror (4-7, 1-3 Centennial) heated up in the second half, but could not overcome an 18-point halftime deficit. McDaniel hit seven field goals in the first half and finished three of 15 from three-point range.

Lehigh 80, Navy 61: The Midshipmen dropped their Patriot League opener and fell to 3-11 overall. Lehigh (8-6, 1-0) took a commanding lead with a 29-6 run in the first half. Austin Rowland scored 24 points for the Mountain Hawks.

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