Towson gets routed

Hofstra defeats Tigers, 90-70

Mount St. Mary's falls in OT

December 07, 2008|By From Sun staff reports

Junior Hairston scored 16 points and Troy Franklin added 13 points and nine assists for Towson, but the Tigers lost, 90-70, to visiting Hofstra last night in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Charles Jenkins scored 24 points and Cornelius Vines added 21 points for the Pride.

Greg Washington added 11 points and 10 rebounds, including five unanswered points late, helping Hofstra (6-1, 1-0) pull away for its sixth straight victory.

Josh Thornton scored 20 points for Towson (4-4).

Two free throws by Thornton got the Tigers within 71-70 with 7:26 remaining, but Hofstra scored the next seven points to extend the lead to 78-70. Miklos Szabo made two foul shots, and then the Pride got five straight points from Washington on a free throw, a layup and a short jumper.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION In Sunday's editions, the score of the Towson University men's basketball game was reported incorrectly. Towson lost to Hofstra, 90-79. The Sun regrets the error.

The Tigers missed 13 of their 29 free throws.

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE 66, MOUNT ST. MARY'S 65, OT: : Joe Seymore hit a shot with three seconds left in overtime as the host Blue Devils defeated the Mount.

Ken Horton led Central Connecticut (4-1, 1-0) with 22 points. David Simmons had 13 for the Blue Devils, and Shemik Thompson and Seymore added 10 each.

Jeremy Goode had 19 points to lead Mount St. Mary's. Kelly Beidler contributed 17 points and six rebounds for the Mount (2-4, 0-2).

Central Connecticut was ahead 24-20 at the half, but neither team pulled ahead by more than four throughout a second half in which the lead changed 12 times.

The Blue Devils scored in the final three points of regulation to send the game to overtime, their first overtime game of the season.

The Mount hit just four of 13 at the foul line in the game, compared with 12 of 16 for Central Connecticut.

VIRGINIA UNION 52, BOWIE STATE 51: : Gregg Thondique made two free throws with 21.7 seconds left to lift the Panthers over the Bulldogs in the Big Apple Classic in New York.

Bowie State (4-4, 2-2 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) scored the first four points, but Virginia Union countered with a 10-0 run to open an early advantage.

The Panthers (3-3, 1-2) took their largest lead of the first half at 19-12 only to have Bowie State put together a 7-0 run and tie the score at 19 on a steal and layup by junior Andrew Engel.

Engel scored a team-high 13 points to pace the Bulldogs. Fellow junior Cassin Diggs scored 12 before fouling out, and senior Curtis Massey added 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Panthers were led by Braxton Byerson with 14 points, and his brother, Brandon, added 13.

UMES 46, NEW JERSEY TECH 42: : Keishawn Mayes scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Marc Davis hit two free throws with 1:05 left to help the host Hawks to a victory.

UMES shot 26 percent from the field (12-for-46) for the game. The Hawks overcame a 21-18 halftime deficit to give coach Frankie Allen his first victory at home.

The Highlanders (0-7), who set an NCAA Division I record with 29 losses in a winless 2007-08 season, lost their 40th consecutive game and 20th straight on the road. The Highlanders are 5-60 since joining Division I.

UMES (1-5) held a 40-28 rebounding advantage, shot 19-for-32 from the free-throw line and scored 16 points off 16 turnovers. Neal Pitt chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds for the Hawks.

Jheryl Wilson led the Highlanders with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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