From Sun staff reports
12:19 AM EST, January 7, 2014
Jacqueline Brewer's 3-pointer with 8.8 seconds left proved to be the game-winner Monday night as host Mount St. Mary's rallied from six points behind with 1:52 left to beat LIU-Brooklyn, 63-62, in a Northeast Conference women's basketball game.
Brewer scored 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting to go with a team-best 14 points from Sydney Henderson and 12 from Ashley Christie for the Mount (6-8, 1-1 NEC). LIU Brooklyn (2-11, 0-2) picked up a game-high 21 points from Cleandra Roberts and 12 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the free-throw line from Letava Whippy.
After the Blackbirds' advantage grew to 61-55 with 1:52 to go on Fanny Cavallo's layup, Christie answered with a steal and layup of her own on the other end for a four-point Mount deficit. The Mountaineers forced a turnover on LIU's next possession, and after a missed 3-point attempt, Christie corralled the offensive rebound and found Brewer for a 3-pointer with 27 seconds on the clock, cutting LIU's lead to 61-60.
With the Blackbirds attempting to run out the clock, the Mount fouled Whippy, who made one of two free throws for a 62-60 advantage with 17 seconds left. Christie dribbled the ball up the court and handed off to Henderson, who found Brewer on the left side. Brewer took a dribble to her left to drain a 3 for the 63-62 lead with 8.8 on the clock.
LIU's Roberts' layup attempt caromed off the rim and out as time expired.
Cornell 59, Morgan State 42: The visiting Big Red (7-6) jumped out to an 11-point lead at the half and then held off a late surge to defeat Morgan State (2-11), 59-42. Cornell held the Bears to 30 percent shooting to earn its second consecutive win.
Winston-Salem St. 77, Bowie St. 57: Guard Marquez Jones scored 25 points and forward Preston Ross added 20 points as the Rams (7-6, 2-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) rolled past the visiting Bulldogs (6-8, 0-3).
Goucher 87, Eastern Mennonite 81: Forward Julian Livingston scored 25 points and forward Alex Noble added 23 as the visiting Gophers withstood a late rally and defeated the Royals to conclude the nonconference portion of their schedule.
Goucher (6-6) led for the majority of the game, but Eastern Mennonite (6-5) rallied to take a 67-63 advantage with 7:46 left. Livingston and Noble then took charge, scoring 20 of Goucher's final 24 points to lead the Gophers to their first road win of the season.
Goucher committed 19 turnovers but consistently made its shots from the field and the free-throw line.
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