UMBC routed by Pitt, 91-56


Hairston leads Towson over High Point

December 14, 2008|By From Sun staff reports

UMBC scored the first five points of the game, but No. 3 Pittsburgh scored the next nine as part of a 16-4 run and didn't trail again in a 91-56 victory over the visiting Retrievers last night.

Sam Young had 19 points as the Panthers improved to 10-0.

Gilbert Brown and Ashton Gibbs added 13 points each and DeJuan Blair had 12 points and eight rebounds for Pittsburgh, which had a season high in points.

The Panthers have won their first 10 games during each of Jamie Dixon's six seasons as coach.

Darryl Proctor had 13 points to lead the Retrievers (5-4), who were facing a team ranked in the top three for the first time in the program's history.

Pitt made a season-high 14 three-pointers, including three each by Young, Gibbs and Levance Fields. The Panthers were 14-for-27 on threes and shot 55.4 percent from the field.

TOWSON 71, HIGH POINT 57: : Junior Hairston scored 17 points to lead the visiting Tigers. Hairston also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots. Troy Franklin had 15 points and four steals.

The Panthers (4-6) were paced by Eugene Harris, who finished with 15 points and three steals. Alquan Mendenhall added 14 points in 14 minutes and shot 4-for-7 from three-point range.

The Tigers (5-5) led most of the game and held a 21-point advantage at halftime.

Towson scored 37 points in the paint, while High Point managed only 22.

The Tigers also scored 19 fast-break points.

Towson shot 48.1 percent from the field (25-for-52), and High Point shot 37.1 percent (23-for-62).

PENN STATE 61, MOUNT ST. MARY'S 56:: The Mount saw its late rally fall short in a loss to the host Nittany Lions.

Trailing by 11 with four minutes left, Mount St. Mary's (3-6) cut the deficit to three with 51 seconds left, but Penn State's Jamelle Cornley scored from the post with 20 seconds left to seal the win for the Nittany Lions (9-2).

BARUCH 73, ST. MARY'S 54:: The Bearcats (8-2) used a 16-7 run at the start of the second half to overcome a seven-point halftime deficit and hand the visiting Seahawks (7-1) their first loss of the season.

Lionel Hilaire scored 19 points in the second half to extend Baruch's winning streak to six games. St. Mary's shot a season-worst 36.5 percent from the field.

DAYTON 73, COPPIN STATE 56: : Chris Johnson had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Flyers (9-1) past the visiting Eagles (1-6).

Tywain McKee had 26 points for Coppin State, which shot only about 29 percent from the field and about 16 percent (3-for-19) from behind the three-point line.

Chuka Iloegbu added 12 points for Coppin State.

Coppin State led by eight points with about seven minutes to go in the first half, but Dayton took control of the game and went into halftime with a 35-29 lead.

Marcus Johnson added 15 and Chris Wright 13 for the Flyers (9-1), who shot about 43 percent from the field.

MEDAILLE 74, FROSTBURG STATE 68:: In a game that featured 15 lead changes and six ties, the Mavericks rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to defeat the visiting Bobcats.

Blake Walker put Frostburg (3-4, 1-2 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) up 63-53 with 8:53 to go, but Medaille (6-2, 2-1) used a 16-5 run to take the lead for good with 1:15 left.


MOUNT ST. MARY'S 53, RADFORD 46:: Mary Dunn gave her team the lead for good with five minutes remaining and hit four clutch free throws down the stretch to lift the Mount past the visiting Highlanders (1-7).

Brianna Gauthier (St. Mary's) scored 14 points for the Mount (5-4), and Hassanah Oliver added 10 points. Leah Westbrooks finished with eight points and 12 rebounds.

TOWSON 56, RICHMOND 48: : Shanae Baker-Brice had a game-high 19 points to lead the Tigers (7-1) past the host Spiders (8-1).

Towson led by as many as eight points and shot 36.5 percent from the field in the game.

MCDANIEL 74, HAVERFORD 49:: Ali Moreland (South River) scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack in the Green Terror's victory over the visiting Fords.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE 82, BRYN MAWR 51:: The Shorewomen (4-1, 2-1 Centennial) had four players in double figures en route to a victory over the visiting Owls (1-6, 0-4).

MEDAILLE 66, FROSTBURG STATE 51: : Junior Caryn Wright (Western Tech) continued her hot start to the season with 18 points and nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Bobcats (3-4, 1-1 AMCC) fell.

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