Terence Ward scored 20 points to lift UMBC to a 68-62 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson last night in a Northeast Conference game in Hackensack, N.J.
The Retrievers (12-5, 11-0 Northeast Conference) extended their school-record win streak to seven games. The Knights (7-9, 4-5), who lost their third straight, committed 18 turnovers.
UMBC ended the first half on a 7-3 run for a 39-33 lead. Ward scored 13 in the first half.
Coppin (6-12, 5-3), which won its 27th straight against the Fighting Hawks (4-11, 2-6), shot 43 percent (12 of 28) en route to a 38-26 lead at the break.
The Eagles led 42-26 with 17: 27 left before UMES cut the lead to 56-54 with 6: 50 remaining. But a jumper by Coppin's Kofi Pointer and layup from Greg Hamond pushed the Eagles' lead back to six.
Morgan State 68, Delaware State 58: Curtis King had 18 points and Jimmy Fields chipped in 17 as the Bears (7-9, 6-2 MEAC) won their fourth straight game.
Morgan had its first lead, 43-42, after a Rasheed Sparks layup with 10: 20 left. The Bears stretched their lead to 10 after two free throws by Ronnie Van Hook.
Mount St. Mary's 81, Robert Morris 79: Keith Jones' 23 points led five double-digit scorers and Melvin Whitaker hit the game-winning shot in overtime as the Mountaineers (7-10, 5-6) outlasted the host Colonials (8-8, 5-5) in a Northeast Conference game. The Mount needed a blocked shot by Whitaker with 1.2 seconds left in overtime to secure the win.
Jason Rowe scored 26 for Loyola. He also had seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals.
Loyola trailed 35-27 at the half and cut the deficit to 67-66 on a three-point play by Brian Carroll with 4: 30 to play.
Catholic 87, Villa Julie 57: Kris Zeisler scored 13 to lead the host Cardinals (11-3) past the Mustangs (1-13). Freshman Jermaine Smith led Villa Julie with 24 points.
St. Mary's 81, Washington & Lee 63: The Seahawks (7-6) used second-half runs of 17-4 and 17-2 on the way to their fifth consecutive win. Brandon Jones' 21 points led St. Mary's.
Frostburg State 88, Penn State-Altoona 60: The host Bobcats (7-6) scored 57 second-half points and led by as many as 28 in an Allegheny Mountain Conference win. David Manigault and Alan Moore each had 15 points for Frostburg.
Pub Date: 1/19/99