February 08, 2010|By From Sun staff and news services

Men's college basketball

Morgan goes to 9-0 in MEAC; weekend sweep for Loyola

Reggie Holmes (St. Frances) and DeWayne Jackson each scored 25 points to lead host Morgan State to a 94-68 victory over Florida A&M on Sunday night. Holmes, who entered as the fifth-leading scorer in Division I at 22.8 points a game, hit four 3-pointers, and Jackson came off the bench to hit six from beyond the arc. The Bears (17-7, 9-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) are 6-0 at home this year and have won nine straight games. They shot 54.8 percent from the field (34-for-62), including 10-for-19 on 3-point attempts (52.6 percent). Kevin Thompson (Walbrook) scored 14 points and had 12 rebounds, and Ameer Ali added 10 points and eight rebounds for Morgan State. Sean Thomas had 11 assists. Travis Wallace led Florida A&M (5-17, 2-7) with 14 points. Christopher Walker added 12 points, and Yannick Crowder had 11.

Elsewhere: : Sophomore forward Shane Walker had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots, as Loyola (12-12, 5-9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) posted a 62-56 win at Manhattan (8-16, 3-11). The victory completed the Greyhounds' first weekend road sweep since January 2007. "We grinded this one out," Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos said. The game was tied nine times before the Greyhounds took the lead for good at 48-46 with 5:30 to play on a layup and free throw by junior guard Jamal Barney (Southwestern). A three-point play by Manhattan's Darryl Crawford pulled the Jaspers within one at 51-50 with 3:57 remaining. Both teams misfired on possessions, and when Loyola missed again, senior guard Tony Lewis stole the ball on the offensive end. Shortly thereafter, Lewis banked in a layup for a 53-50 lead with 2:09 left. Loyola scored 19 points off turnovers compared with eight for Manhattan. Loyola senior forward Jawaan Wright scored eight points in just 13 minutes. Brian Rudolph had six points, six assists and five rebounds. Crawford led Manhattan with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Rico Picket had 10 points.

Women's college basketball

UMBC ends 6-game home skid with 57-45 win against Maine

Top? Obajolu (Archbishop Carroll) and Katie Brooks each scored 16 points and Carlee Cassidy added 15, as host UMBC (10-13, 4-6 America East) earned a 57-45 victory over Maine (7-16, 3-8) in a game that was postponed from Saturday because of the storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the Baltimore area. The Retrievers had lost six straight games at home since beating Navy, 59-51, on Dec. 2. The Black Bears led Sunday's game 14-12 with 9:17 remaining in the first half, but a 3-pointer by Cassidy sparked a 7-0 UMBC run that put the hosts on top for good. The Retrievers shot 50 percent from the field, the team's second-highest field-goal percentage this season, and were 11-for-11 from the foul line.

Elsewhere: : Host Morgan State (10-10, 6-2 MEAC) earned a 58-48 victory over Florida A&M, outscoring the Rattlers (12-7, 5-4) by five points in each half. The Bears have won eight of their past 10 games. Corin Adams had a game-high 17 points for Morgan State. Christian Rateree scored nine for Florida A&M.

Honor: : Maryland senior guard Lori Bjork was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team as voted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Bjork leads the Terrapins in 3-pointers with 61 and has led the team in scoring in seven games. She has a 3.9 grade-point average as she works toward her master's degree in kinesiology.

Et cetera

Games rescheduled for local college basketball teams

Nine games involving local basketball teams were postponed because of the snowstorm that blanketed the Mid-Atlantic region Friday and Saturday. Six games - Johns Hopkins at Swarthmore, McDaniel at Haverford and Salisbury at York - were moved from Sunday to today, with the men playing at 8 p.m. and the women at 6 p.m. Towson moved its Sunday women's game against Northeastern to 4:30 p.m. today and its Saturday men's game against James Madison to 7 tonight. Mary Washington postponed its Saturday doubleheader against St. Mary's to Tuesday, with the men at 8 p.m. and the women at 6 p.m. Frostburg State moved its Sunday doubleheader against D'Youville to Feb. 21, with the women playing at noon and the men at 2 p.m.

College squash: : Craig Dawson directed Navy to three wins Saturday in Geneva, N.Y., and in doing so improved his record to 200-82 in 10 years with the Midshipmen.

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