Sam Prescott and Julian Norfleet each hit clutch 3-pointers down the stretch to lead Mount St. Mary's past host George Washington, 65-56, on Monday night.
Prescott paced the Mountaineers (2-3) with 15 points in the victory.
Leading 55-54, Prescott made a 3-pointer from the top of the key to extend the Mount's advantage to four with 3:51 left in the game. Norfleet then converted a lay-up in the lane with 2:51 left to for a six-point lead.
Rashad Whack added a free throw before George Washington's Lasan Kromah scored on a layup to cut the Mount lead to 61-56 with 1:09 left in the game. On the next possession, Norfleet made a 3-pointer from way beyond the arc as the shot clock was about to expire to seal the win.
After George Washington (2-3) opened the second half on a 10-2 run to take a four-point lead, the Mount responded with a 9-2 run of its own to grab a 43-40 lead. Whack closed out that spurt with a layup and a three-point basket.
From there, the game remained tight with George Washington tying the score at 48 with 7:39 left in the contest on a dunk from Isaiah Armwood. Junior Kristijan Krajina came up with a big play for the Mount on the ensuing possession, dunking home a rebound of a miss by Norfleet in the lane to put the Mount St. Mary's back in the lead. Xavier Owens then hit a 3-pointer to push the lead to 53-48 to set up the final minutes.
Marquette 79, UMBC 46: A close game at the half turned into a rout as the Golden Eagles pulled away from the visiting Retrievers .
After UMBC took a 31-30 lead on Brett Roseboro's jumper with 16:52 remaining, Marquette went on runs of 17-2 and 20-0 while proceeding to roll off 41 of the next 48 points to cruise to a comfortable victory.
Jamil Walker led three Golden Eagles in double figures with 15 points. Davante Gardner added 13 and Jake Thomas 12 for Marquette, which shot 53.4 percent from the field (31-for-58).
The Golden Eagles held the Retrievers to 33.3 percent shooting (19-for-57), including 3-for-21 from behind the 3-point arc. Chase Plummer led UMBC with 12 points.
Johns Hopkins 72, Goucher 52: The host Gophers (1-4) raced out to a 7-0 lead, but a 10-0 run gave the Blue Jays (3-1) a lead they never relinquished.
Johns Hopkins' Jimmy Hammer scored 18 points in the first half on his way to a game-high 21. Richard Harris led Goucher with 12.
The game was played as a benefit for Gophers sophomore guard Damon Brooks, who was paralyzed last spring, and the Mid-Atlantic Spinal Cord Injury Fund.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun