Providence routs Morgan State men, 77-55

Thompson's 14, Brooks' 13 pace Bears

Coppin women fall to George Washington

November 19, 2010|By From Sun Staff Reports

Senior guard Marshon Brooks scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in the second half to power host Providence men's basketball team past Morgan State, 77-55, on Thursday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

The Friars improved to 3-0, and the Bears fell to 1-1.

Brooks also grabbed 12 rebounds to notch his second-straight double double. He also added six assists, three blocks and two steals.

Kevin Thompson (Walbrook) and Aric Brooks totaled 27 points, 14 and 13 respectively, for Morgan State.

Vincent Council and Kadeem Batts each scored 14 points for the Friars.

Providence's defense held its opponent to fewer than 60 points for the third straight game. It is the first time since 2004 that the Friars have held three consecutive opponents to fewer than 60 points.

Providence held Morgan State without a field goal for more than seven minutes. Morgan rallied to take a 13-5 lead with 14:10 left, but Providence went on a 13-0 run and held an 18-13 advantage with 7:06 left. The Friars held a 29-25 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Morgan State tied the game at 42 with 10:21 left. The Friars responded with a 13-4 run and held a nine-point lead, 55-46, with 7:20 left and cruised the rest of the way.

Providence shot 39.4 percent from the field and held Morgan State to just 30.6 percent, including an 11.1 percent clip from beyond the arc. The Friars also held a 51-40 edge in rebounds.

Pride of Maryland

Stevenson hosts the Pride of Maryland Tournament for the third time in six years.

In tonight's semifinals, Frostburg State (1-0) plays Stevenson (1-1) at 6:30 p.m., and Hood (2-0) faces St. Mary's (1-0) in a rematch of last year's title game at 8:30 p.m.

In the consolation bracket, McDaniel (0-1) faces Washington College (0-2) at 2 p.m., followed by Goucher (0-1) versus Johns Hopkins (0-1) at 4:15 p.m., The tournament concludes Saturday with games at 2 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for adults and can be purchased at the Owings Mills Gymnasium. Tickets are free for students from each of the nine participating schools and children in eighth grade or lower.

Women

George Washington 63, Coppin State 42: Kye Allums led four players in double figures with 12 points as the host Colonials (1-2) took an early lead and raced ahead of the Eagles (1-2).

George Washington shot 48.5 percent from the field in the first half on its way to taking a 41-17 halftime lead.

Tiana Myers, Megan Nipe and Tara Booker each added 11 points for the Colonials.

Coppin State was led by Leola Spotwood, who scored 10 points. The Eagles were limited to 24.2 percent shooting from the field for the game and also made only eight of 21 free throws.

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