Mount St Mary's men lose to Niagara

Towson women top Loyola

November 22, 2010|By From Sun staff and news services

Marvin Jordan scored 14 points and host Niagara held on to defeat Mount St. Mary's, 65-63, on Monday night.

The Purple Eagles (1-2) survived Julian Norfleet's errant 3-point attempt at the buzzer. Two other shots in the final two minutes — a jumper by Shawn Atupem and a 3-point try by Josh Castellanos — could have given the Mountaineers (1-3) the lead, but missed.

Niagara rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit, and came out on top after five lead changes in the final seven minutes. The Purple Eagles took the lead for good on Scooter Gillette's free throws, and Jordan followed with a jumper to make it 63-60 with 3:40 left.

Lamar Trice had a chance to cut the deficit to one, but made only one of two free throws. When Kashief Edwards scored off an offensive rebound with 2:28 to play, Niagara had its biggest lead, 65-61.

David Golladay led the Mountaineers with 16 points.

Raven Barber added a career-high nine rebounds for the Mount and went 6-for-6 from the field. Five of his field goals were dunks. Danny Thompson chipped in four points, six rebounds and four blocks.

The Mount returns to action Saturday, when Florida A&M visits Knott Arena for a 1 p.m. tip-off.

Women

Towson 59, Loyola 51: Deree Fooks scored 24 points and Dovile Miliauskaite had 13 rebounds to lead the Tigers (2-2) past the host Greyhounds (0-4).

Loyola's Miriam McKenzie (Oakland Mills) scored 16 points and collected 10 rebounds for her second double double of the year. She led the Greyhounds in both categories. Katie Sheahin had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Towson, which led 23-20 at halftime, shot 37 percent from the field, while Loyola shot 32.1 percent.

Erica DiClemente, a graduate student, pulled Loyola within four points with six minutes left when her 3-pointer cut Towson's lead to 45-41.

Loyola's hustle kept the team close down the stretch, highlighted by Katie Sheahin's knocking a Towson pass away and diving to save the ball from bouncing out of bounds while directing it to a teammate.

A pair of free throws by McKenzie drew Loyola closer, 48-43, with less than two minutes remaining. The Greyhounds were forced to foul as the clock wound down and Towson held on to win.

Both teams play their next games on the road Sunday at 2 p.m.: Loyola at Pittsburgh and Towson at Canisius.

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