Late jumper negates Mount St. Mary's rally, lifts Wagner, 74-73

Shot falls with 2.2 seconds to play

Villa Julie wins

State men

January 20, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Wagner's Courtney Pritchard hit a 15-foot jump shot with 2.2 seconds remaining to give the Seahawks a 74-73 Northeast Conference men's basketball victory over host Mount St. Mary's yesterday in Emmitsburg.

Pritchard's shot spoiled a Mount St. Mary's rally during which the Mountaineers (4-11, 2-3 NEC) came back from 10 down in the second half to take a 67-66 lead on Antonio Johnson's put-back with 3:49 left.

After the teams traded baskets for the next three minutes, the Mountaineers took a 73-72 lead on Nick Dodson's dunk with 29.8 seconds left. But Pritchard shook a Mount St. Mary's defender and hit the winner on the Seahawks' next possession.

Nigel Wyatte and Jamal Webb scored 15 apiece for Wagner (4-10, 1-3). Kiel Butler scored 16 for Mount St. Mary's.

Villa Julie 68, Misericordia 63: Anthony Fitzgerald scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed a game-high 24 rebounds as the visiting Mustangs (7-10) overcame a 13-point deficit. Ed Corliss led the Cougars (5-7) with 23 points.

Carnegie Mellon 84, Hood 72: The visiting Tartans (10-4) used a 22-2 second-half run and held the Blazers (6-8) without a field goal for more than six minutes at Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick.

Eliot Goren had 20 points for Carnegie Mellon. Darnell Edmonds scored 19 for Hood.

Hampton 75, Maryland-Eastern Shore 62: Host Hampton (6-11, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) got 22 points from Devin Green and 20 from Jeff Granger. Tee Trotter led Maryland Eastern Shore (1-12, 1-4) with 18.

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