Morgan goes to 9-0 in MEAC

weekend sweep for Loyola

February 08, 2010|By Sports Digest

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.

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