Jumper in final seconds gives UMBC men their first victory

Towson men beat Hampton, 82-74

December 21, 2009|By Sports Digest

UMBC guard Chris De La Rosa's jumper from the left elbow with 1.9 seconds remaining broke a tie and gave the Retrievers (1-9) a 59-57 victory Sunday at American in a game that was postponed one day because of snow. Sophomore wing Chauncey Gilliam (Hammond) led all scorers with 17 points. Forward-center Robbie Jackson (Aberdeen) had 12 points and 10 rebounds. De La Rosa added 11 points, five assists and committed no turnovers in 34 minutes.

More men: Calvin Lee scored 18 points and Troy Franklin (Mount Carmel)finished with 17 to lead Towson (3-5) to an 82-74 win over Hampton (2-9). Robert Nwankwo added 11 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for the Tigers, while RaShawn Polk chipped in with 12 points. The game was postponed from Saturday. The Pirates trailed for much of the second half but went on a 10-0 run, and a 3-pointer from Vincent Simpson cut Towson's lead to 68-65 with 3:44 remaining. Another 3 from Simpson made the score 72-70 with 1:26 left, but the Tigers made 10 of 10 free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

Women: Erica DiClemente led a balanced Loyola scoring effort with a career-high 19 points, and the Greyhounds (4-5) earned an 81-74 victory over UMBC (4-5). Miriam McKenzie (Oakland Mills) added 12 points, and Kaitlin Grant and Katie Sheahin each scored nine. Grant had a game-high 12 rebounds. In all, eight Loyola players scored seven or more points. Michelle Kurowski scored 25 for the Retrievers.

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