Loyola suspends star from school


An article in Saturday's Sun incorrectly referred to former Loyola guard Kevin Green as the school's all-team leading scorer.

Mr. Green ended his career last spring with 2,154 points -- 45 short of the school record, set 44 years ago by Jim Lacy.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Michael Reese, the leading returning scorer for Loyola College's basketball team, has been suspended from school because he allegedly assaulted two female UMBC students.

According to UMBC police, Reese, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, entered the Susquehanna Dormitory at the Catonsville campus shortly after 2 p.m. on Oct. 31 and ran past the student manning the pass gate without showing identification.

Reese then went to Room 126 and, after a brief argument, began to choke Michelle Quille, police said. Quille, an Annapolis graduate, is a member of the UMBC women's basketball team. When another student, Theodora Brown, went to Quille's aid, Reese allegedly kicked her. Meanwhile, a third student called the campus police.

Reese then ran from the building and was apprehended by university police, authorities said.

He was charged with assaulting Quille and Brown, breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property and trespassing. Reese is free on $5,000 bond, and a trial is scheduled for March 8 at Baltimore County District Court in Catonsville. There was no indication of what might have sparked the incident.

Reese, from H. D. Woodson High School in Washington, has been suspended from school through the spring semester. He is eligible to return to Loyola in June 1993.

Loyola athletic director Joe Boylan declined to comment on the specifics of Reese's suspension. Neither Reese nor Quille could be reached for comment last night.

In an unrelated incident, Loyola reserve guard Chad Anderson was suspended from the team for a violation of the school's disciplinary code. Anderson has withdrawn from the school.

Boylan also declined to comment on Anderson's suspension, and Anderson could not be reached for comment last night.

Reese, the Greyhounds' second-leading scorer (16.1) last season -- his first with Loyola after transferring from Boston College -- led the team in rebounds (6.6) and field-goal percentage (.501).

His loss is magnified by the graduation of Kevin Green, the Greyhounds' all-time leading scorer, and the withdrawal of point guard Tracy Bergan (10.3 points, 6.4 assists) from Loyola in the spring.

"It's a tough loss, but we have to stick together as a team and keep our heads up," Loyola senior guard Mike Malone said. "Hopefully, these adverse situations will unite the team and bring us closer."

Said Loyola coach Tom Schneider: "Michael Reese is certainly a talented player. Luckily, [the loss of Reese] happened early enough that we were not in a situation where we had to make drastic changes. You never replace a talent like Reese with one person."

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