Hot-shooting Mount St. Mary’s snapped Norfolk State’s 16-game home winning streak, zooming past the Spartans 104-84 Friday night.
NSU had not lost at Echols Hall since February 2012, the month before the Spartans gained national recognition with their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and NCAA round-of-64 upset of Missouri, a No. 2 seed.
Julian Norfleet shot 11-of-13 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, scored 31 points and had 10 assists for the Mountaineers of Emmitsburg, Md., who are coached by New Kent High graduate Jamion Christian. They shot 69 percent (35-of-51) from the field, including 72 percent from 3-point land (18-of-25).
Rashad Whack, a transfer from George Mason, was 5-of-10 from beyond the arc and scored 23 points for the Mount.
For NSU, Brandon Goode had 19 points, Malcolm Hawkins and Anell Alexis 16 apiece and Jamel Fuentes 13. The Spartans shot 59 percent (32-of-54) from the field.
The Mount outscored NSU 37-15 for a 57-34 margin and kept control.
The Rams scored 17 consecutive points at the start of the second half, fueled by five each by sophomore guard Melvin Johnson and junior guard Treveon Graham, to pull away from Stony Brook at Siegel Center.
The Rams, who next head into Atlantic 10 play, closed their non-conference schedule at 12-3.
Leading 36-35 at halftime, VCU took control with its 17-0 run in which Stony Brook (9-5) went scoreless in the second half until senior guard Dave Coley, who had a team-high 16 points along with sophomore guard Carson Puriefoy, made a layup with 13:14 left. At that point, VCU led 53-37.
Stony Brook, which entered with a three-game winning streak, trailed by as many as 22 points in the second half. The Seawolves went on a 10-0 run to cut their deficit to 68-56 with 4:18 remaining, but Graham responded with two 3-pointers to thwart the comeback attempt.
Graham scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half.
Virginia Wesleyan defeated North Carolina Wesleyan 79-71 in overtime at Batten Center, outscoring the Bishops 10-2 in the extra five minutes.
D.J. Woodmore had 21 points for VWC, while Sedric Nady added 15 points and Greg Montgomery had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Bishops (4-6), who came back from a 12-point first-half deficit but still lost for the sixth time in their last seven games, got 15 points from Josh Morrison, 14 points from Devontae Williams and 14 rebounds from Shannon Huff.
A Woodmore jumper put the Marlins ahead 67-66 with 33 seconds left in regulation, but Marcus Williams’ 3-pointer gave NCWC a 69-67 edge at the 15-second mark. Woodmore’s layup with 6 seconds left tied the game, and Morrison missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
VWC scored 10 consecutive points to start overtime, holding the Bishops scoreless for the first 4 1/2 minutes. ...
Kethan Savage had 18 points and six rebounds as George Washington (12-2) breezed past Georgia 73-55, dropping the Bulldogs to 6-6.
Apprentice School (8-3) held off Washington and Lee 64-61 in Lexington behind Kenya Wilkerson’s 16 points and Courtney Collins’ 15. The Builders are ranked seventh in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association. ...
Christina Carter hit a winning 3-pointer with 1:09 left for the game's final points, and North Carolina A&T held off William and Mary 60-58 at Kaplan Arena.
Latrice Hunter led the Tribe with 17 points, though her 3-point try went in and out at the final buzzer. Tracy King led A&T with 15 points and nine rebounds.
Marlena Tremba scored 13 points, Jazmen Boone 12 and Kaitlyn Mathieu 11 for W&M.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun