Mount St. Mary's men defeat Loyola, 63-44

Goode scores 23 points, Cajou gets 16 for Mount against cold Greyhounds

November 22, 2009|By From Sun news services

Jeremy Goode scored 23 points and Jean Cajou added 16 to lead Mount St. Mary's to a 63-44 win over Loyola on Saturday in Emmitsburg.

The Mountaineers (2-1) now lead the all-time series against the Greyhounds (2-2) 96-69 in the most-played rivalry in Maryland sports.

Goode was just 4-for-8 from the field, but he made 15 of 16 free throws. He added seven rebounds and five steals.

The Mountaineers led by just three points at the half, but a 9-0 run opened a 33-21 lead early in the second half, and they cruised from there.

Mount St. Mary's made 24 of 28 free throws in the game (85.7 percent) and out-rebounded the Greyhounds 33-24.

Loyola shot just 13-for-48 from the field (27.1 percent) and was 14-for-22 at the foul line (63.6 percent).

Buffalo 78, Towson 69: Rodney Pierce scored 18 points to lead the Bulls (2-1) past the Tigers (1-1) in overtime.

Pierce shot 7-for-18 from the field for the Buffalo. Calvin Betts added 14 points and 10 rebounds, while John Boyer dished out 12 assists.

Towson trailed by seven points with less than three minutes remaining in the second half when the Tigers went on a 7-0 scoring run to tie the game at 65.

Troy Franklin's three-pointer with 21 seconds remaining capped the Tigers' spree, and a missed layup by Pierce at the buzzer forced the game into overtime.

In the extra period, though, the Tigers were outscored 13-4, and the Bulls ended the game on a 6-0 run.

Towson was paced by Franklin, who had 17 points. Jarrel Smith added 16 points and seven rebounds, while Calvin Lee contributed 15 points and nine rebounds.

George Washington 94, UMBC 51: Lasan Kromah scored 21 points and the host Colonials (3-0) beat the Retrievers (0-3).

Kromah, who made his first six three-point attempts, scored 20 points in the first half for George Washington.

The Colonials shot 67.7 percent in the first half, including 9-for-13 from beyond the arc. Damian Hollis added 12 points.

George Washington used pressure defense, forcing four turnovers before UMBC attempted a shot.

The Colonials scored the first nine points of the game and closed the first half with a 33-15 run over the final 8:14 for a 59-28 halftime lead.

Shawn Grant scored 14 points for the Retrievers, who shot 30.6 percent (19-62) from the field in their first road game of the season.

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