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Rowe, 2 other freshmen carry Loyola, 75-55 Win is Greyhounds' first at Siena since 1951-52


Freshman Jason Rowe led all scorers with 20 points, helping Loyola roll to a 75-55 victory over Siena in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game last night in Loudonville, N.Y.

The win was the first for the Greyhounds at Siena since the 1951-52 season.

Erik Cooper and Darren Kelly, also freshmen, scored 13 apiece for the Greyhounds, who are tied for third place in the conference with St. Peter's.

Siena (8-16, 3-9) took an 11-6 lead, but Loyola (11-13, 8-4) would score 32 of the next 41 points to take a 38-20 halftime lead.

The Greyhounds shot 42 percent (11-for-26) from the field in the first half and had a 10-0 run in the second half. Loyola scored 21 points off turnovers and 18 on second chances.

UMES 78, Hampton 65: Marcus Cheek scored 29 and William Wright had 18 points and 12 rebounds to carry the host Hawks (5-10, 8-14) over the Pirates (7-17, 6-9) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

UMES, which trailed 33-32 at halftime, took over early in the second half and never was behind again. The Hawks shot 56 percent (14-for-25) in the second half.

Al Bell scored 13 to lead Hampton.


Manhattan 59, Loyola 54: Nikki Sanders' 20 points and 14 rebounds helped the host Jaspers (6-18, 2-10) come from behind against the Greyhounds (8-16, 5-7) in the MAAC.

Loyola led 28-22 at halftime but made just six field goals in the second half. The teams combined for 49 turnovers.

Lynn Albert had 18 points for the Greyhounds.

Johns Hopkins 74, Western Maryland 48: The host Blue Jays (20-3, 13-0) outscored the Green Terror 53-18 in the second half in a Centennial Conference rout.

Western Maryland (14-0, 7-7), which led by nine at halftime, was eliminated from the conference playoff chase.

Freshman center Marjahna Segers led Hopkins with a career-best 19 points.

Bowie State 78, St. Paul's 45: Brandey Lemons and Rashida Brooks combined for 36 points, enabling the host Bulldogs (25-1) to end the regular season with their 23rd straight win. Bowie State held the Tigers to 16 second-half points.

Pub Date: 2/19/97

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