No late hope: Towson loses to George Mason, 71-59


January 08, 2009|By Patrick Gutierrez | Patrick Gutierrez,

This time, there would be no late-game heroics.

After falling behind early, then pulling out consecutive one-point victories in its two previous games, Towson saw its luck finally run out in a 71-59 loss to Colonial Athletic Association foe George Mason before an announced 1,507 at the Towson Center.

Leading scorer Junior Hairston, who came into the game averaging 14.5 points for the Tigers, was held to seven points on 3-for-10 shooting. Since joining the CAA eight years ago, the Tigers (7-9, 2-2) have yet to defeat the Patriots (11-3, 4-0), and have lost 13 in a row to their Virginia rivals.

"One of the things about playing George Mason is they're a very difficult team to play if you get behind them," said Towson coach Pat Kennedy, who is 0-7 lifetime against the Patriots. "We were very flat in the first half.

"They do a very good job dictating" the tempo, Kennedy said. "We didn't have any momentum at all."

Johns Hopkins 73, Ursinus 70: : The host Blue Jays (7-3, 2-1 Centennial) withstood a second-half rally by the Bears (6-4, 2-1), ranked 21st in their division, to win their fourth straight.

St. Mary's 63, Salisbury 52: : The host Seahawks (10-2, 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference) - led by Alex Franz with 20 points - ended a three-game winning streak for the Sea Gulls (4-8, 1-2).

McDaniel 70, Muhlenberg 64: : Kevin Henry recorded his first college double double (23 points, 10 rebounds) to lead the host Green Terror (7-3, 2-1 Centennial Conference) past the Mules (5-4, 1-2).

Frostburg State 95, Franciscan 63: : Brian Anderson (Eastern Tech) had 25 points and the visiting Bobcats (5-6, 2-2 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) shot a season-high 51 percent from the field.

Hood 84, Gallaudet 63: : Brendon Straughn had 23 points for the visiting Blazers (3-8).


Vermont 81, UMBC 52: : Freshman forward Erin Brown had 13 points and eight rebounds for the visiting Retrievers (8-6, 0-1 America East).

Johns Hopkins 70, Ursinus 43: : Lyndsay Burton contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds while Kristin Phillips, who scored her 604th career point, added 12 points and 14 rebounds as the host Blue Jays (3-7, 1-2) won their first Centennial Conference game of the season. The Bears fell to 2-6 (1-3).

Salisbury 67, St. Mary's 60: : Katharine Curran had a career-high 20 points for the visiting Sea Gulls (1-11, 1-2 Capital Athletic Conference).

Muhlenberg 77, McDaniel 76, OT: : Alexis Bates hit a pair of free throws with 1.8 seconds to play, as the Mules (8-2, 5-0 Centennial) beat the host Green Terror (4-5, 2-2).

Frostburg State 69, Franciscan 41: : Freshman Makeda Peterson had 15 points for the Bobcats (5-5, 2-2 Allegheny).

Hood 68, Gallaudet 59: : Sara Westler had 22 points for the visiting Blazers (2-8).

Late Tuesday men's game

Missouri 88, Coppin State 55: : Tywain McKee scored 17 points and Vince Goldsberry added 12 for the visiting Eagles (2-12).

Sun staff and news services contributed to this article.

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