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State men: Wagner outlasts Mount; Albany dominates UMBC

Mount St. Mary's lost to Wagner, 74-65, on Wednesday night at the Spiro Sports Center.  Rashad Whack paced the Mountaineers with 19 points.

The Mount was able to cut its deficit to 70-65 with 14.1 seconds left after a steal and deep 3-pointer by Kelvin Parker, but Wagner went 4-for-4 at the line to close out the win.

Parker added 15 points off the bench while Wiggins chipped in 11 points and four assists for the Mountaineers.  Julian Norfleet added seven points and seven assists.

Jonathon Williams led Wagner (13-9, 7-4 Northeast Conference) with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Latif Rivers added 17 points.

Wagner shot 47.2 percent while holding a 38-28 advantage on the boards.  Wagner was 21-for-27 (.778) at the foul line. The Mount (9-13, 4-7) shot 40.4 percent overall and was 9-for-30 (.300) from 3-point range.

The Mountaineers return to action Saturday with a 7 p.m. game at Saint Francis (Pa.).

Albany 79, UMBC 56: The visiting Great Danes (18-7, 7-4 America East) led throughout and dominated the Retrievers (6-17, 4-6), sweeping the season series.

Albany, which won its second in a row, was led by Jacob Iati's 14 points. DJ Evans added 12 and Peter Hooley 10 for the Great Danes.

Chase Plummer led the Retrievers, who missed their first seven shots and shot just 36 percent (21 of 59), including 5-for-17 on 3-pointers, with 15 points and Brian Neller added 12. The Great Danes shot 55 percent (30-for-55).

Washington College 72, Swarthmore 70, OT: Sean Brooks scored on a put-back layup as time expired to give the host Shoremen (3-19, 3-12 Centennial Conference) the win.

Washington College's Stephen Poarch made two free throws with 13.5 seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 60 and force overtime. Charlie McShane scored a career-high and game-high 27 points for the Shoremen. The Garnet fell to 5-17, 4-11.

Stevenson 69, Messiah 64: Brett Burrier (13 points) completed a three-point play with 2:20 left to give the host Mustangs (14-8, 7-8 Middle Atlantic Conference) the lead for good.

Christian Roberts had a game-high 22 points for Stevenson.

St. Mary's 73, Frostburg State 53: Donn Hill scored 16 points and the host Seahawks (20-2, 8-1 Capital Athletic Conference) used balanced scoring to beat the Bobcats (8-14, 2-7).

Salisbury 70, Marymount 52: Travon Vann led three players in double figures with 17 points for the host Sea Gulls (15-7, 6-3 CAC).

The win, coupled with Frostburg's loss at St. Mary's, (assured the Sea Gulls a home playoff game in the CAC tournament. The home contest will be the first for the program since the 2000-01 season, when coach Josh Merkel was a senior on the team.

Johns Hopkins 70, McDaniel 60: A 7-0 run midway through the second half made the difference for the host Blue Jays (15-7, 11-4 Centennial).

Phillip Perry (Annapolis Area Christian) led the Green Terror (12-10, 6-9) with a career-high-tying 18 points.

Jimmy Hammer paced four players in double figures for Hopkins with 20 points.

Hood 70, Albright 60: Cameron Cook (Calvert Hall) scored a game-high 28 points, and the host Blazers (13-9, 7-8 Commonwealth Conference) outscored the Lions (18-4, 11-4) by 43-33 in the second half.

Juniata 60, Goucher 46: Julian Livingston came off the bench to score a team-high 12 points in a losing effort for the visiting Gophers (5-16, 3-8 Landmark Conference).

The Eagles improved to 15-7, 7-4.

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