Goucher men fall behind early in loss to Scranton

State College Basketball

January 19, 2008|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Goucher spotted host Scranton the first 10 points, and the Royals earned a 72-60 Landmark Conference victory over the Gophers last night.

Goucher came up empty on its first nine possessions, finally scoring on a basket by Amir Hakim 5:47 into the game.

The Royals (9-6, 1-3) had a 35-20 lead at halftime.

Freshman forward Marcus Cotton had a team-high 17 points for Goucher (4-10, 2-2) .

Women

Siena 67, Loyola 57 -- Vika Sholokhova led three Loyola players in double figures with 17 points and matched her career high with 13 rebounds, but it was not enough for the Greyhounds (8-8, 3-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). The visiting Saints (6-10, 2-4) used a 10-0 first-half run to take control of the game.

Scranton 66, Goucher 56 -- Despite 25 points and eight rebounds from Shadae Swan, the Gophers fell to the host Royals (9-5, 3-1 Landmark Conference). Swan has scored in double figures in 61 consecutive games. The loss knocked Goucher (7-7, 2-2) out of a four-way tie for first place in the conference.

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