Marist turns back Mount, 98-82


POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Junior Fred Ingles scored 17 of his game-high 30 points in the second half to lead Marist (4-20, 2-11) to a 98-82 victory over Mount St. Mary's (8-16, 6-7) in a Northeast Conference game last night.

The win ended a seven-game Marist losing streak and was the Red Foxes' first home win of the season.

Mount St. Mary's held a 42-41 halftime lead. Marist opened the second half with a 16-8 run to take a 57-50 lead with 16 minutes, 5 seconds to play. Center Tom Fitzsimons had seven points in the spurt, including a three-point field goal.

Scott Murphy came off the bench to spark the Mountaineers. Murphy made three three-point baskets over the next six minutes, as the Mount rallied to tie, 71-71, with 9:00 remaining.

The last nine minutes were all Marist. With Dexter Dunbar at the line shooting a pair of free throws, which he converted one, the Mount's Alex Watson was called for a technical foul. Marist's Andy Lake converted one of two from the line for a 73-71 advantage,and then Lake made a three-point basket on the next possession to give the Red Foxes a 76-71 lead with 8:37 to go.

The Moutn rallied to within 78-76, as junior Bobby Hill, who finished with a season-high 14 points, converted back-to-back scores.

Ingles then scored all but two points in a 10-2 Red Foxes run that produced an 88-78 margin with 3:41 to play, and the Mountaineers could get no closer.

Mount St. Mary's led by as many as seven points in the first half when it shot 63 percent (17-for-27) from the field.

In addition to Hill's 14 points, Murphy, Chris Cavanagh and Jeff Hall each scored 12 for the Mountaineers.

Steve Paterno had 17 points and Andy Lake 16 for the Red Foxes.

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