Junior swingman Justin Black bounced back from a poor performance and sophomore forward Shaquille Duncan had a solid game off the bench, leading Morgan State to a 76-60 victory over South Carolina State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday night at Hill Field House.
Black, who was held to 11 points on 5-for-19 shooting against Saint Joseph's, had a team-high 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Junior center Ian Chiles had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Duncan had 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots for Morgan State (4-8, 1-0 MEAC), which ended a five-game losing streak.
Khalif Toombs had a game-high 19 points for South Carolina State (4-11, 0-2), which has lost eight in a row and 10 of 11.
Coppin State held a 25-18 lead in the first half, but it took Savannah State just two minutes to erase the lead.
The Tigers opened the second half on a 17-2 run to take a 35-27 lead with 14:22 to play.
Vermont 68, UMBC 53: Clancy Rugg scored a career-high 19 points to lead the host Catamounts (10-6) past the Retrievers (3-14).
Rugg's points came on 6-for-8 shooting on a day in which Vermont again struggled from the field early. The Catamounts shot 22-for-50 from the field (44 percent) but made just three of 13 3-pointers.
Lafayette 64, Navy 47: The Leopards (8-10, 1-0 Patriot League) earned their third straight win overall and sixth straight at home, holding off the Midshipmen (6-11, 0-1).
Seth Hinrichs led Lafayette with 22 points, while Tony Johnson and Joey Ptasinski each added 14. The three combined to make 20 of the team's 24 shots.
Brandon Venturini's 23 points (21 on 3-pointers), led Navy, which opened the game by scoring 10 of the first 14 points.
LIU Brooklyn 86, Mount St. Mary's 72: Rashad Whack scored 18 points, but visiting Mount fell.
Trailing by 12 midway through the second half, the Mount (6-9, 1-3 Northeast Conference) went on a 10-2 run to cut the deficit to 60-56. Xavier Owens and Whack each hit a 3-pointer with Shivaughn Wiggins capping the run with a pair of free throws and a layup in transition.
The Blackbirds (6-10, 1-3) responded, pushing the advantage to73-61 with 5:43 left behind five consecutive points from C.J. Garner.
LIU was able to hold the lead for the victory.
Norfolk State 63, UMES 58: The visiting Spartans remained unbeaten in the MEAC.
Malcolm Hawkins scored 14 points but made just three of 11 field-goal attempts for Norfolk State (8-10, 3-0), which has won its past two games.
Kevin Mays had 27 points and 10 rebounds for UMES (0-13, 0-2).
Shaw 92, Bowie State 90: Latrail McCoy made the game-winning 3-pointer with two seconds left to lift the host Bears (6-8, 2-3 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) over the Bulldogs (6-8, 2-3).
Down by 19 points, Bowie came back in 14 minutes. Byron Westmorland (Mervo) had 23 points for Bowie.
Johns Hopkins 72, Haverford 67: The host Blue Jays (9-6, 5-3 Centennial Conference), led by George Bugarinovic with 18 points, held off a second-half rally by the Fords (5-8, 3-5) to win.
Hopkins led by 12 with 7 minutes left in the game.
Haverford battled back within four with 38 seconds left, but Hopkins made its free throws and tightened its defense.
Frostburg State 69, Waynesburg 61: Christian Jackson broke a school record as the visiting Bobcats (6-10) overcame eight 3-pointers from the Yellow Jackets (6-10) to earn their third nonconference win in four tries.
Jackson had his second game with 30 or more points.
Washington College 62, Franklin & Marshall 61: Charlie McShane (18 points) made a layup for a four-point lead with 3:24 left, and the host Shoremen (1-14, 1-7 Centennial Conference) broke a 15-game losing streak that dated to the end of last season and a 10-game home losing streak.
The Diplomats fell to 12-3, 7-1.
Salisbury 79, Mary Washington 73: Chris Viqueira scored a career- and game-high 29 points, including seven 3-pointers to lead the host Sea Gulls (12-4, 3-0 Capital) past the Eagles (7-8, 1-3).
Viqueira shot 8-for-10 from the field, 7-for-9 from 3-point range and 6-for-6 at the free-throw line for Salisbury.
McDaniel 90, Ursinus 76: Andrew Melo scored a game-high 25 points to power the host Green Terror (10-5, 4-4 Centennial) to its third straight win.
McDaniel hit its first six 3-pointers of the second half to build a 17-point lead. The Bears fell to 6-9, 4-4.
Hood 85, Widener 68: The host Blazers (9-5, 3-4 Centennial) had six players in double figures and pushed the lead to 17 in the second half.
Justin Bowens had a game-high 18 points for Hood. The Pioneers fell to 4-11, 3-5.
Scranton 78, Goucher 41: The visiting Gophers (5-9, 3-1 Landmark Conference) scored one basket over the opening 11:40 of play.
Ed Oliver had 12 points for Goucher, which trailed by as many as 29 points in the first half. The Royals improved to 12-3, 4-1.
Wesley 68, St. Mary's 54: The host Wolverines (14-4, 4-1 Capital) outscored the Seahawks (14-2, 3-1) by 13 points in the second half as St.Mary's winning streak ended at 14.
Lycoming 104, Stevenson 100, OT: The host Mustangs (8-6, 2-6 Middle Atlantic Conference) were outscored 15-11 in overtime to suffer their second straight loss.
Christian Roberts had a game-high 31 points for Stevenson.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun