Winthrop pulls away from Mt. St. Mary's


December 19, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

All five Winthrop starters scored in double figures as the Eagles defeated Mount St. Mary's, 74-59, in a men's basketball game last night in Rock Hill, S.C.

The Eagles (8-3) took control with a 19-8 run that started with a half-court shot at the halftime buzzer by Chris Gaynor.

Phillip Williams scored 17 points to lead Winthrop. Torrell Martin added 16 points and Craig Bradshaw had 13.

The Mount (2-8) was within 30-24 with four seconds left in the first half after two free throws by Guyvans Richards. Gaynor gave the Eagles a 33-24 halftime lead with a running 40-footer just before the buzzer.

The Eagles quickly took control in the second half by outscoring Mount St. Mary's 10-5 in the first 3:16. Winthrop increased its lead to 52-34 with 13:26 remaining.

The Mount was paced by sophomore Chris Vann, who scored 15 points, his ninth straight game in double figures.

Gus Durr added a season-high 12 points for the Mount.

Mary Washington 76, McDaniel 64 -- Justin Baker scored 16 of his 22 points after halftime and had nine rebounds to lead the Eagles (7-1) over the host Green Terror. Ryan Brandenburg led all scorers with 26 points, including hitting six three-pointers, for the Green Terror (6-4). Miguel Jones (North County) scored a season-best 17 points off the bench for McDaniel.

Catholic 77, Villa Julie 67 -- Despite 18 points from Jason Lambert, the visiting Mustangs (4-4) lost to the Cardinals (7-2).

Washington College 61, Keystone 55 -- A late 18-2 run helped the host Shoremen (2-6) defeat the Giants (4-6). It was the 1,000th all-time victory in the history of Washington College men's basketball.

Lebanon Valley 74, Goucher 62 -- Despite 14 points from Pierre Hones and 13 points and nine rebounds from Cameron Brown, the visiting Gophers (4-5) fell to the Dutchmen (7-2).


North Carolina A&T 64, Navy 59 -- The visiting Mids (3-7) committed 25 turnovers in their loss to the Aggies (5-4). Carly Meyer led Navy with 22 points, 15 coming during the second half.

McDaniel 67, Delaware 55 -- Heather Thompson went 5-for-6 from the field and finished with 13 points to lead the Green Terror (6-2) over the visiting Blue Hens (3-4).

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