Four free throws by John Schoof proved to be the difference in American's 73-70, double-overtime basketball win Thursday night over host UMBC.
The first two of Schoof's free throws gave the Eagles a 71-70 lead with 2:06 left in the second overtime. After the Eagles' Austin Carroll missed two free throws, the Retrievers (2-7) had a chance for the win, but Ryan Cook, who led all scorers with 24 points, turned the ball over with 13seconds left.
Schoof, who scored 19 points, then made two more free throws to give the Eagles (4-5) a three-point advantage. The Retrievers' Malik Garner missed a 3-pointer, allowing the Eagles to escape with the victory.
In the last 10 seconds of the first overtime, Carroll missed a 3-pointer and teammate Mike Bersch missed a layup, sending the game into a second extra session.
The Eagles led for much of the first half and took a 32-24 lead into intermission.
The Retrievers opened the second half on a 21-10 run to give them a 45-42 lead. The score was tied at 62 with 25 seconds left in regulation, and both teams missed 3-pointers, sending the game to overtime.
Daniel Munoz scored 19 points for American, and Stephen Lumpkins added 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The Retrievers got double doubles from Chase Plummer (16 points and 10 rebounds) and Brett Roseboro (12points and 12 rebounds).
Bowie State 70, Shepherd 56: Jasmine McIntosh scored a game-high 19 points and the host Bulldogs (3-4) built a 42-24 halftime lead.
The Rams (2-3) outscored Bowie State in the second half.
Johns Hopkins 67, McDaniel 64: Alex Vassila (18 points, 12 rebounds) tied the game on a put-back with 5 minutes, 15 seconds left and gave the visiting Blue Jays (4-6, 2-4 Centennial Conference) the lead for good 90 seconds later with a jumper in the paint.
Eastern 64, Salisbury 57: The host Eagles (4-4) outscored the Sea Gulls (3-4) by 17 points in the second half to key the win.
Christopher Newport 77, St.Mary's 51: Tia Perry scored a game-high 19 points to lead the host Captains (6-0) past the Seahawks (4-2).
Swarthmore 68, Washington College 65: Ashley Espinosa made a 3-pointer to bring the visiting Shorewomen (5-2, 3-2 Centennial) within two with 19 seconds left, but the Garnet (6-0, 3-0) held on for the victory.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun