Morgan State edges Winston-Salem by 3

Smith helps Bears seal win over Rams

State

College basketball

January 06, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Jamar Smith scored four of his nine points in the final three minutes, and Ronald Timus scored a team-high 13 points and had seven rebounds as host Morgan State held off Winston-Salem State, 53-50, last night.

Boubacar Coly chipped in seven points and grabbed nine rebounds as Morgan State (3-9) ended a three-game losing streak.

Winston-Salem (1-18), which rallied back from a 10-point deficit in the second half, led 49-47 with 4:37 remaining after back-to-back three-point baskets as the shot clock expired from Darius Floyd and Brian Fisher. Fisher had a chance to tie the game at 52 with 34 seconds remaining but missed two free throws.

Morgan jumped out to an early 22-11 lead after a basket from Joseph McLean with 8:15 left in the first half. However, Winston-Salem responded with a 13-3 run over the next seven minutes, and the Rams pulled within 25-24 after Jamal Durham connected on one of two free throws with 1:33 left in the half.

Poor shooting hurt Winston-Salem all night as the Rams shot 31.8 percent in the first half and 32.7 percent for the game. Fisher scored a team-high 14 points while Floyd scored 13 for Winston-Salem, which has lost 15 in a row.

College of the Ozarks 67, Goucher 62 -- James Russo had a game-high 36 points in a losing effort for the Gophers (5-7) in the championship game of the Bahamas Goombay Championship. Michael Bonaparte led the Bobcats (7-6) with 25 points.

College of New Jersey 93, St. Mary's 73 -- Mark Aziz and Brian Halligan totaled 41 points (21 and 20, respectively) as the Lions (8-5) beat the Seahawks (4-6) in the opening round of the DeSales Tournament. Alex Irmer led St. Mary's with 19 points.

Women

Morgan State 60, Fordham 52 -- Corin Adams had 17 points and Whitney Johnson added 11 as the host Bears (5-6) held off the Rams (2-12). Morgan led 55-46 with 36.1 seconds left and made four-straight free throws.

Salisbury 87, Keystone 53 -- Victoria Lawson had 14 points to lead the Seahawks (8-2) past the Giants (2-8) in the opening round of the Lady Monarch Classic at King's College (Pa.) The 34-point victory is the largest margin of victory for Salisbury, which faces King's College in today's final. Keystone's Daniela Roark had a game-high 21 points.

Marymount 82, Hood 29 -- Stephanie Witko had a game-high 16 points as the host Saints (7-5) routed the Blazers (0-9) in the first round of their Holiday Classic. Jennifer Wilson led Hood with 15 points.

Stevens Institute of Technology 58, Goucher 41 -- Dora Enright had a double double (18 points, 17 rebounds) as the Ducks (9-2) beat the Gophers (2-8) in the opening round of the Diversified Invitational at the University of Scranton. Stevens Institute scored 12 of the final 15 points to seal the win. Shadae Swan led Goucher with 14 points.

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