Villa Julie pulls upset on road in 1st round

Villa Julie 86 Baruch 71

NCAADivision III men

March 04, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

New York -- Senior forward Anthony Fitzgerald scored 10 points and grabbed 25 rebounds to lead Ville Julie to an upset of host Baruch, 86-71, in the first round of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament.

The Mustangs (19-8) advance to the second round, where they will face William Paterson at Baruch tomorrow night at 7.

Junior guard Phillip Williams scored a game-high 20 points for the Mustangs.

Senior guard Robi Davidson led the Bearcats (23-6) with 19 points.

The turning point came with nine minutes left. With the game tied at 59, the Mustangs went on a 13-0 run to take a 72-59 lead with 6:11 left.

"This is a huge win for our program," Villa Julie coach Brett Adams said. "I started this program 12 years ago with no gym, and we have dreamt of a night like this for a long time."

In the first game of the doubleheader, William Paterson (21-7) improved to 19-13 in its NCAA tournament history, defeating Scranton (21-7), 70-45, in a first-round game.

VILLA JULIE-Segears 3-9 2-2 8, Warren 3-11 6-8 15, Williams 5-9 8-9 20, Fitzgerald 4-7 2-5 10, Dugan 5-9 1-2 12, Reynolds 0-1 2-2 2, Lambert 4-11 8-10 18. Totals 24-58 30-40 86. BARUCH-Davidson 5-12 5-6 19, Karis 3-9 1-1 9, Emengo 4-7 7-12 15, Fadika 8-13 2-9 18, Williams 1-3 0-2 2, Kunkel 2-5 4-4 8. Totals 23-53 19-34 71. Halftime-Villa Julie, 37-34. Rebounds-Villa Julie 49 (Fitzgerald 25); Baruch 28 (Fadika 6). Assists-Villa Julie 12 (Fitzgerald 4); Baruch 12 (Emengo 5). A-1,000.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.