Rashad Whack and Julian Norfleet combined to score 55 points and power host Mount St. Mary's past Wagner, 89-80, Thursday night.
Norfleet finished with a game-high 28 points and Whack had 27. The Mount (6-10, 2-1 Northeast Conference) has won two straight. The Seahawks (8-8, 2-1) opened with a 5-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Jay Harris with 17:44 left in the first half. Mount St.Mary's retook the lead at 13-7 on a pair of layups by Norfleetwith 12:02 left.
After falling behind again, Mount St. Mary's retook the lead for good at 37-35 on a 3-pointer by Whack with 21 seconds left.
In the second half, the Mount settled down and never surrendered the lead.
James Madison 62, Towson 57: In a game to stay atop the Colonial Athletic Association, the Dukes (12-4, 2-0) controlled the tempo and game against the host Tigers (8-8, 2-1).
James Madison and Drexel are both 2-0 in league play, and Towson and Delaware are 2-1.
Tanisha McTiller finished with a game-high 24 points. Neither team scored in the opening three minutes of play until McTiller made a jumper with 17:09 left in the first half. James Madison led for most of the game, but Towson rallied to take a 51-50 lead on a layup by Nyree Williams with 5:31 to go. The Dukes, led by Precious Hall with 21 points, took back the lead a minute later, pushed it up to five points and held on for the win.
Johns Hopkins 64, Dickinson 42: Katie Clark finished with a career-high 20 points, as the Blue Jays (10-3, 8-0 Centennial Conference) beat the host Red Devils (3-10, 0-8).
Hopkins shot 44.1 percent from the field, the team's best mark since shooting 49 percent against Ursinus on Nov. 23, while outrebounding the Red Devils 43-27.
The teams traded baskets early in the first half before Hopkins broke away for an 11-6 lead after consecutive baskets from Alyssa Fleming, Rachel Cook and Fatu Conteh.
Dickinson freshman Erica Buls helped the Red Devils stay alive, scoring five consecutive points on three free throws and a basket underneath to tie the Jays at 11.
McDaniel 61, Franklin & Marshall 58: Lindsey Nichols scored six of her 12 points in the closing two minutes of the game to lead the Green Terror (10-4, 5-3 Centennial Conference) past the host Diplomats (3-12, 1-7).
Franklin & Marshall led 56-53 with 2:07 left before Nichols converted a pair of free throws 39 seconds later to close the deficit to one. She made two more free throws with 1:02 showing for a 57-56 advantage.
Nichols converted a driving layup with 37.3 seconds on the clock to stretch the lead to three, and McDaniel hit two of its four free-throw attempts in the final 23 seconds to seal the victory.
McDaniel's Steph Perez scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the first half. Emma Wingerd added 13 points and Nichols had 12 points.
Kristina McCarthy had a game-high 18 points for the Diplomats.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun