Mike Pegues scored 27 points, including the 1,000th of his career, and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds to lead Delaware to a 70-60 victory over Towson yesterday in an America East game in Newark, Del.
The Blue Hens, who won their 15th straight home game, improved to 11-2 and 4-0, their best conference start since going 14-0 in 1991-92.
Guard Pete Mauro came off the bench to score 20, including five three-pointers, for Towson (2-10, 1-3), which lost for the ninth time in the past 10 games.
Delaware jumped out to a 29-23 halftime lead but could never pull away. The Hens led by as many as 13 points early in the second half before the Tigers rallied, cutting the lead to four on Brian Barber's layup with 8: 15 left.
After Towson cut the lead to 60-55 with 2: 21 left, the Hens followed with eight straight free throws in the final 1: 46.
Trailing 58-49 with 9: 30 remaining, Loyola went on a 10-3 run to cut the lead to 61-59, but the Broncs made 10 of 11 foul shots in the last 3: 06, and Kevin Finefrock scored five points in the final 1: 03.
Loyola was led by Jason Rowe, who scored 20 off the bench. Brian Carroll scored 16 for the Greyhounds.
Hunter 79, Salisbury State 68: Kendall Donaldson's 16 points led four double-digit scorers as the Hawks (5-7) won the consolation game of the Albright Tournament. George Robinson led the Sea Gulls, who trailed 43-29 at halftime, with 14 points.
Cabrini 91, Villa Julie 66: The Cavaliers shot better than 54 percent and captured the championship of the Legg Mason Classic at Villa Julie. Cabrini had five players score in double figures, led by Randall Simms' 14 points.
Ayinde Edwards led the Mustangs with 16 points.
St. Peter's 66, Loyola 57: Patty Marchese had 17 points in leading the Peahens (10-3, 3-1) to a MAAC win over the Greyhounds (9-3, 2-2) in Jersey City, N.J. Mary Anne Kirsch led Loyola with 16 points.
St. Peter's had just eight turnovers and the Greyhounds had only 11 attempts at the free-throw line, compared to 23 for the Peahens.
William Smith 85, Villa Julie 42: Liz Masten had a game-high 21 points and the Herons took advantage of 25 Mustangs turnovers in winning the championship game of the Legg Mason Classic at Villa Julie.
Heidi Moldenhauer's 14 points led the Mustangs, who made just five field goals in the first half and trailed 48-15 at halftime.
Pub Date: 1/11/99