Towson men lose 22-point lead, 14th straight in 95-93 OT loss

N. C.-Wilmington hands Tigers their 14th straight loss, this time in OT

February 12, 2011|By From Sun Staff Reports

Chad Tomko scored 11 of his 31 points in the final 1:25 of overtime as North Carolina-Wilmington overcame a 22-point second-half deficit to defeat Towson, 95-93, on Saturday.

The Tigers, who led 58-36 with 14:02 left in regulation, took an 87-84 lead with 1:39 to go on a Brian Morris 3-pointer.

Tomko then scored on a driving layup, a steal and layup, a 3-pointer and two free throws for a 93-87 lead with 23 seconds left.

Morris, who scored 12 points of his 21 points in overtime, knocked down a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left, then Tomko hit two more foul shots.

A Morris free throw got Towson to 95-91 with 6 seconds to go. After the Seahawks (12-14, 6-9 Colonial Athletic Association) were called for a five-second violation, Isaiah Philmore scored on a dunk with 1.2 seconds left.

Philmore had a career-high 33 for the Tigers (4-21, 0-15), who have lost 14 straight.

Coppin State 70, S.C. State 62: Tony Gallo scored 15 points and hit a 3-pointer that sparked a game-winning rally for the visiting Eagles (11-11, 6-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

The Eagles trailed, 60-58, at the 3:15 mark when consecutive 3-pointers by Gallo and Michael Harper started a 10-0 run. The Eagles went 6 of 7 from the foul line the rest of the way.

Vince Goldsberry added 12 points and Ceslovas Kucinskas had 10 for the Eagles, who have won six of their past eight games.

Coppin State made 15 of 20 free throws, while the Bulldogs shot only six free throws, making four.

South Carolina State outshot the Eagles from the field 43.6 percent (24-for-55) to 40 percent (24-for-60).

Darnell Porter had 16 points and Brandon Riley added 11 for the Bulldogs (6-18, 2-9), who have lost three games in a row and nine of their past 10.

Ursinus 71, Johns Hopkins 55: Jon Ward scored 31 points to power the host Bears (11-12, 8-8 Centennial Conference) past the Blue Jays (6-17, 4-12).

Ursinus outscored Hopkins, 38-25, in the second half. John Alberici had 12 points for the Blue Jays.

Frostburg State 75, Salisbury 68: DeSean Antoine scored a game-high 21 points and the visiting Bobcats (10-13, 5-9 Capital Athletic Conference) pulled into a tie for sixth and the final playoff sport with the Sea Gulls (10-13, 5-9).

Mike Maczko had 18 points for Salisbury.

McDaniel 68, Muhlenberg 54: Michael Jarboe had 15 points, including four 3-pointers, to power the Green Terror (12-11, 9-7 Centennial) past the Mules (12-11, 8-8).

McDaniel held Muhlenberg to 17 points in the first half.

Loyola 67, Siena 64, OT: Candice Walker rattled in a 12-foot jumper, her only basket, with 18.3 seconds left in overtime and Erica DiClemente scored 19 points, including the 1,000th of her career for the host Greyhounds (14-10, 11-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).

The win was the fifth straight for Loyola and eighth in nine. The 11 MAAC wins is the most for a Loyola team since the 2006-2007 squad finished 11-7 for the league schedule.  The Saints fell to 9-14 overall and 7-6 in the MAAC.

Loyola used a 12-0 run that spanned 4:11 over both halves beginning with five straight points from sophomore forward Alyssa Sutherland over the final 46 seconds of the first half, making a corner three-pointer and adding a baseline jumper for the final point of the half.  The baskets increased Loyola's one-point lead to six at 32-26.

Coppin State 71, S.C. State 45: Larrisa Carter scored 17 points and Shawntae Payne added 16 points to power the visiting Eagles (9-13, 6-5 MEAC) pat the Bulldogs (6-15, 2-9).

Carter was 6-of-8 from the floor, while Payne finished the game 6-of-8 from the field. The Eagles also received 12 points and eight rebounds from Crystal Whittington.

Coppin State won for the seventh time in its last 10 games and completed the season sweep of the Bulldogs with the victory. The Eagles defeated SCSU, 84-51, on Jan. 17 in the Physical Education Complex.

South Carolina State did not have a player reach double figures in scoring and was led by Tracey Flowers who scored nine points.

Coppin State trailed only once in the game and took the lead for good when Payne connected on a jumper with 17:54 to play in the first half giving the Eagles a 4-3 lead.

The Eagles used an 11-4 run late in the first half to take control of the game.

Wagner 65, Mount St. Mary's 54: Mary Dunn paced the visiting Mount (6-18, 3-10 Northeast Conference) with 12 points in the loss.

The Seahawks improved to 11-13, 4-9.

Megan Mahoney fueled Wagner with 18 points while Kelly Clark (16 points) and Stephanie McBride (14 points) also found double figures in the winning effort.

Wagner took the lead in the final eight minutes of the first half and never looked back for its third-straight win against Mount St. Mary's and to take the opening leg in the NEC's Rivalry Week.

Lafayette 58, Navy 53: The host Leopards (11-14, 4-6 Patriot League) made just one field goal in the last seven minutes of play, but converted all eight of its free throw attempts during that span to hang on to win.

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