UMBC rally vanquishes Quinnipiac

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Proctor scores 25 points in Columbia Classic opener

November 22, 2008|By From Sun staff and news services

Darryl Proctor had 25 points and 11 rebounds in helping UMBC rally for a 76-71 victory over Quinnipiac in the opening round of the Tyler Ugolyn Columbia Classic in New York yesterday.

Matt Spadafora added 15 points for UMBC (2-1), Justin Fry had 11, and Jay Greene and Rich Flemming scored 10 each.

James Johnson led Quinnipiac (2-1) with 17 points, Jeremy Baker and Bryan Geffen had 12 apiece, and Justin Rutty and James Feldeine added 10 each.

Quinnipiac led 43-35 with 18:22 to play when UMBC went on a 13-2 run to take a 48-45 lead with 14:29 left.

Flemming scored five points in the burst and Proctor had four.

Quinnipiac had a 37-35 halftime lead and went on a 6-2 run to start the second half before Flemming began the Retrievers' rally with a layup.

UMBC advanced to the tournament championship game tonight against Columbia, which shot 55.6 percent from the field in a 70-54 victory over Bryant.

Morgan State 72, Marshall 67: : Marquise Kately scored 15 points and Reggie Holmes added 14 as the Bears defeated the Thundering Herd in the opening round of the Glenn Wilkes Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla. Marshall (1-1) trailed by five points with 39 seconds left but missed three free throws in the final minute. Kately scored 13 of his points in the first half to propel Morgan State (2-2) to a 37-30 halftime lead. Holmes took over in the second half, scoring 11 points. Rico Myles grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for the Bears. Markel Humphrey led the Thundering Herd with 17 points and nine rebounds. Teammate Shaquille Johnson added 13 points. Morgan State took the lead for good at 16-14 with 8:36 left in the first half. The Bears increased the margin to 17 points at 49-32 with 15:32 remaining and held on despite Marshall's rally.

Johns Hopkins 86, Moravian 61: : Junior forward Andrew Farber-Miller scored 20 points to pace a Johns Hopkins offense that had 13 players score in a win over Moravian in the Blue Jay Invitational. Hopkins moves on to the championship game, where it will take on Whitworth this evening. Moravian will face Brockport in the consolation game.

Eastern 65, Salisbury 56: : Salisbury received double-digit point contributions from four players, but it was not enough as the Sea Gulls came up short in the first game of the Dickinson College Tip-Off Tournament. Salisbury (0-2) jumped out to a 16-4 lead six minutes into the game, but that lead faded quickly as Eastern (3-0) was able to climb back in the game. The Eagle went on a 13-0 run spanning nearly five minutes to steal the lead from the Sea Gulls at 24-21 late in the first half. The teams traded baskets to end the first half as the Eagles went into the break up 34-29. Greg Palmer (eight rebounds), Chris McGrew (six rebounds) and Jones (six assists) each scored 11 points to lead the Sea Gulls.

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