UMBC's men's basketball team jumped out to a 23-9 lead but lost to visiting Albany on Wednesday night, 89-72.
Chase Plummer posted a career high in scoring for the second consecutive night, finishing with 25 points. He scored 23 points in the 82-76 win at New Hampshire on Monday. Albany (15-9, 7-3 America East) won for the fifth time in its past six outings. UMBC fell to 3-18, 2-7.
The Great Danes' three starting junior guards — Mike Black, Logan Aronhalt and Gerardo Suero — all tallied 22 points. Aronhalt, who now has 69 points in his past last three games against UMBC, was the Danes' America East Player of the Game.
UMBC (2-12, 1-1) took a 10-0 lead 1:36 into the game. Brian Neller made his second 3-pointer for a 23-9 lead at 6:01. But the Retrievers were whistled for 16 fouls in the final 13:30 of the half and Albany converted 15- of- 20 free throws in the first 20 minutes. The Great Danes took their first lead of the night at 39-37 on a pair of free throws by Black free throws with 4:14 to play in the half and outscored UMBC, 31-10 over the last 10 minutes of the half to take a 51-40 lead at halftime.
Moore and Lester shot a combined 15-for-30 from the floor field and 6-for-11 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Moore, who leads the league in scoring, had a game-high 28 points, while Lester eclipsed 1,000 points for his career with 19.
Towson was led by Erique Gumbs, who scored 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting. Robert Nwankwo had nine points to go along with a game-high eight rebounds, and freshman Kris Walden added 10 points to go along with a game-high six assists.
Towson had 19 first-half turnovers, and Hofstra attempted 15 more field goals en route to leading 33-18 at the intermission.
Towson hosts Drexel on Saturday at 7p.m.
Johns Hopkins 57, Gettysburg 45: Tim McCarty scored 15 points, and the visiting Blue Jays (11-9, 7-6 Centennial Conference) held the Bullets (9-11, 6-7) to eight points in the first half.
The Blazers (12-9, 4-8) led by as many as 12 in the first half.
Stevenson 70, Wesley 67: Stefon McCray gave the visiting Mustangs (5-16, 2-10 CAC) the lead for good at 66-64 on a jumper with 3:04 left.
The Wolverines (8-12, 6-5) came within one in the final two minutes, but Brett Burrier made two free throws with 13 seconds left to preserve the win.
Salisbury 55, Marymount 42: The host Sea Gulls (11-9, 4-7 CAC) forced 21 turnovers and converted them into 20 points. The Saints fell to 5-15, 1-10.
St. Mary's 54, York 52: Jeff Haus scored nine points coming off the bench, and the host Seahawks (14-6, 8-3 CAC) held on to beat the Spartans (13-7, 8-3).
Haverford 88, Washington College 75: Kevin Cunningham had 18 points in a losing effort for the host Shoremen (13-7, 9-4 Centennial).
Brett Cohen scored 30 points for the Fords (7-13, 5-8).
Dickinson 69, McDaniel 55: Evan Pupelis scored 11 points, and the host Green Terror (7-13, 4-9) couldn't rally from a 37-24 deficit at halftime. The Red Devils improved to 11-9, 8-5.
Albany 65, UMBC 63: Sara Royals' layup with nine seconds left capped a 7-0 run in the final minute for the visiting Great Danes (14-9, 8-2 America East).
Michelle Kurowski led the Retrievers (11-12, 5-5) with 17 points.
McDaniel 60, Dickinson 54: Rachael Rybak (Franklin) scored a game-high 20 points, and the host Green Terror (9-11, 6-10 Centennial) won its second straight.
Bridget Borgese had 18 points for the Red Devils (2-18, 2-13), who trailed 29-28 at the half.
Stevenson 63, Wesley 42: Amanda Craig scored 14 points, and the host Mustangs (8-12, 4-8 CAC) outscored the Wolverines (5-15, 2-9) in the first half 36-9.
Stevenson opened with a 20-1 run and led by as many as 37 in the second half.
Johns Hopkins 67, Gettysburg 57: The visiting Blue Jays (18-2, 13-2 Centennial) won their sixth straight. The Bullets fell to 11-9, 9-6.
Hood 60, Frostburg 59: With 22 seconds left, Emily Maerz's missed 3-pointer turned into a game-winning put-back by Heather Boyce to lift the host Blazers (6-14, 2-10 CAC) over the Bobcats (5-16, 3-9).
Hood's Dyanna Prater (17 points) made the second of two free throws to narrow the margin to 59-58 with 49 seconds to play.
Stephanie Straka had 18 points for Frostburg, which failed to get off a final shot and lost its sixth straight.
Haverford 50, Washington College 41: Meghan Tait scored a game-high 15 points, including her 1,000th career point, in a losing effort for the host Shorewomen (11-9, 6-9 Centennial).
Tait hit the milestone on a driving layup with 7:05 left in the first half. She is the eighth Shorewoman to reach the mark. The Fords improved to 14-6, 9-6.
Marymount 54, Salisbury 52: Katelyn Fischer drove the baseline with 16 seconds left for a layup, drew a foul and gave the visiting Saints (8-12, 5-6CAC) the lead, 53-52, for good.
Fischer finished with 18 points and Julie Tomesheski had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Marymount. Katie McGahagan led all scorers with 19 points for the Sea Gulls (11-8, 9-3).
Gwynedd-Mercy 89, Notre Dame (Md.) 32: Imani Stokes had 20 points and 15 rebounds in a losing effort for the visiting Gators (0-16, 0-11 Colonial States Athletic Conference).
Brittany Neill scored a game-high 22 points for the Griffins (15-6, 11-1), who have won 10 straight.
York 60, St. Mary's 52: Kristen Haley scored 17 points to lead the Spartans (16-3, 10-1 CAC) past the host Seahawks, who have lost two straight.
Raven Owens had 14 points for St. Mary's.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun