Mount St. Mary's men beat Monmouth on last-second 3-pointer, 56-54

State college basketball

February 04, 2011|By From Sun staff reports

Freshman Julian Norfleet hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 0.6 of a second left to lift host Mount St. Mary's past Monmouth, 56-54, on Thursday night.

Monmouth's Marcus Ware scored in the lane with 17 seconds left to give the Hawks (6-17, 2-9 Northeast Conference) a 54-53 advantage. After Mount St. Mary's called a timeout, the Mount got the ball to Lamar Trice who penetrated the lane and kicked it out to Norfleet in the corner for the game-winning shot.

Mount St. Mary's (8-16, 6-5 NEC) used a 7-0 run midway through the second half to take its biggest lead of the game, 50-42, with 10:32 left. Norfleet started the run with a 3-pointer ahead of a jumper by Jacolby Wells in the lane. Shawn Atupem finished the spurt with a bucket in the paint.

Monmouth held the Mount to three points until Norfleet's game-winning shot. The Hawks used a 12-3 run to grab a 54-53 advantage on Ware's shot with 17 seconds left.

Trice finished with a game-high 15 points while dishing out four assists.

Norfleet's last-second game-winning shot was the first by a Mount player since Landy Thompson hit a shot at the buzzer in a 54-53 win at Navy on Dec. 27, 2003.

UMBC 83, Binghamton 79, OT: Laurence Jolicoeur went 2-for-3 from the line with 1.7 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, where the host Retrievers (4-19, 3-7 America East) never trailed.

Brian Neller led all scorers with 21 points, and UMBC stopped a three-game slide. The Bearcats fell to 6-17, 3-7.

The game featured 16 lead changes and seven ties. Binghamton led 73-71 with 10 seconds left, setting up Jolicoeur game-tying free throws.

In overtime, UMBC took the lead for good on two free throws by Justin Fry with 3:03 to play. Fry added a layup on the next possession to give UMBC a 79-75 lead with 2:16 to play.

Bowie State 87, Virginia Union 83, OT: Byron Westmorland scored a game-high 28 points and the visiting Bulldogs (16-3, 10-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) overcame a 17-point halftime deficit.

Eric Vann went 1-for-2 with 1:09 left to play to tie the score at 74 and force overtime. Bowie State outscored Virginia Union 13-9 in the overtime. The Panthers fell to 9-7, 7-4.


Drexel 45, Towson 43, OT: Jasmina Rosseel made a 3-pointer with 46 seconds left in overtime to give the host Dragons (13-8, 5-5 Colonial Athletic Association) their first lead of the period. Taylor Wootton swatted away a last-second shot by the Tigers (7-14, 1-9) to preserve the win.

Kamile Nacickiate led Drexel with 17 points and made three free throws in overtime to bring Drexel from behind in the win. Rosseel finished with 13 points and Tyler Hale grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for the Dragons. Krystal Parnell led Towson with 17 points.

Bowie State 62, Virginia Union 56: Teaunsha Robinson and Juliette Turner had double doubles (12 points, 10 rebounds each) and the visiting Bulldogs (11-7, 7-4 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) held off a rally by the Panthers (1-15, 1-8).

Bowie State extended its 24-23 halftime lead to eight three times in the second half.

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