Florida A&M; pulls away from UMES, 93-76PRINCESS...


Florida A&M; pulls away from UMES, 93-76

PRINCESS ANNE -- Delon Turner made 12 of 15 shots from the field and Florida A&M; (8-12, 8-6) shot 55 percent in defeating the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (4-20, 2-11) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game yesterday, 93-76. The Hawks hit 33 percent from the field.

The Hawks were within 43-32 at halftime, but the Rattlers had a 60-point second half. Turner, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, finished with 32 points and 13 rebounds. Reginald Finney had 19, Kelvin Daniels 14 and Kenneth Davis 12.

For UMES, Darrick Purnell, the team's scoring leader, had 21, backed by Sean Salisbury with 13, including 3-for-6 on three-pointers; Jose Sandoval with 12; and Robert Spear with 10.

Salisbury St. 121, Upsala 86

EAST ORANGE, N.J. -- Salisbury State (18-6) won its eighth straight, defeating Upsala College (9-12). Andre Foreman, who has been either first or second in Division III scoring for the past month, led the Sea Gulls with 42 points, 12 rebounds and five steals. David Byer added 22 points. Conrad Eady had 24 for Upsala, which trailed at the half, 62-45.

Dickinson 84, W. Md. 69

WESTMINSTER -- The Copeland brothers sparked Dickinson (19-6, 9-3) to a Middle Atlantic Conference-Southwest victory. This was the final game of the season for Western Maryland (12-12, 3-9), marking the school's first non-losing season since the 1985 team went 11-11.

Mark Copeland had game highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds; Lee Copeland had 14 points; and Craig Copeland had six points, five assists and three steals. Ed Krusinski topped Western Maryland with 16 points and finished his career with 1,045.

The home team closed to within 54-49 on Krusinski's three-point shot at 9:52, but Dickinson regained control by scoring the next five.


St. Mary's 88, Catholic U. 75

WASHINGTON -- Jason Slaughter scored 26 and Greg Cain 16 to lead St. Mary's (11-13) past Cathoic University (9-16) and into sole possession of second place in the Capital Athletic Conference. No. 1 Marymount and St. Mary's draw first-round byes in the conference tournament, which begins Tuesday. St. Mary's was without three starters -- Jason Turner (broken nose), Alex Robling (sprained ankle) and Scott Ciambor (flu).

CCB 131, Mont.-Rockville 77

Myles Smith, 29, and Tony Robinson, 27, topped seven double-figure scorers for the Community College of Baltimore (17-11) in its Maryland Junior College Conference victory over visiting Montgomery-Rockville (8-18). CCB led at the half, 58-30.

Howard CC 110, Harford 97

James Hamilton had 33 points and Mark Peters 31 to lead nine scorers for Howard Community College (12-16) in its victory over visiting Harford CC. Ed Witherspoon scored 34 and Mike Hankins 27 for Harford, which included 12 three-point goals in its totals.

AACC 111, Col. Union 60

TAKOMA PARK -- Ron Wade and Ray Osborne each scored and Anne Arundel Community College (25-4) beat Columbia Union (3-13) in a non-conference game. Doug Loveridge had 15 points for Columbia Union.

Johns Hopkins to travel

By virtue of Widener's 70-63 win over Ursinus, Johns Hopkins will play at Franklin and Marshall, and Dickinson will play at Swarthmore in Thursday's opening round of the Middle Atlantic Conference-South tournament. Hopkins and Swarthmore ended the regular season 8-2, and Swarthmore was placed first because it beat third-place Widener twice, while Hopkins split with Widener.

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