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UMBC winning streak ends at 11; Mount stymies Wagner; Goucher rallies, 77-64; State men


Keith Jones scored a career-high 27 points and had his 14th career double-double with 11 rebounds as Robert Morris stunned UMBC, 75-58, last night in a Northeast Conference game in Coraopolis, Pa.

The Retrievers (16-6, 15-1) suffered their first conference loss and saw their winning streak end at 11 games.

The Colonials (12-9, 9-6) broke from a halftime tie at 27 with a 9-0 run to start the second half. Robert Morris then extended its lead to as much as 20 (67-47) with 3: 52 left.

Terence Ward led UMBC, which shot only 35 percent, with 16 points. Kennedy Okafor came off the bench and added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Mount St. Mary's 72, Wagner 62: Tony Hayden scored 15 points, and the Mountaineers held the Seahawks to one field goal over the final 8 1/2 minutes in a Northeast Conference win.

Melvin Whitaker added 14 points for the Mountaineers (12-11, 10-7), who have won six of seven. Greg Harris had 13 points for Mount St. Mary's, and Terrence Wilson had 11.

Florida A&M; 81, UMES 70: Monroe Pippins scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the host Rattlers (6-14, 6-7) held the Fighting Hawks to just 28 percent shooting on the way to a MEAC win.

Florida A&M; shot a season-best 50 percent from the floor, hitting 28 of 56 attempts.

UMES (8-12, 6-7) had won four straight. Kevin Wallace's 17 led UMES, which ended a four-game winning streak.

Goucher 77, Catholic U. 64: Mark Schuler scored a season-high 19 points and Bakari Ward added 14 to rally the Gophers past the host Cardinals.

The win put Goucher (17-3, 9-1) in sole possession of first place in the Capital Athletic Conference. Mike Doyle grabbed 10 rebounds for Goucher, which ended a four-game losing streak.

Goucher trailed 33-25 just after halftime but went on a 22-3 run to lead 47-36 with 13 minutes to go.

Johns Hopkins 70, Haverford 49: Nino Vanin and Joel Wertman each had 14 points as the host Blue Jays (16-4, 7-2) won for the seventh time in eight games. Hopkins led 30-15 at halftime and built its margin to as many as 20 points in the second half.

Franklin & Marshall 73, Western Maryland 61: Jerome Maiatico came off the bench to score 16 points as the Diplomats (18-2, 9-0) won at Western Maryland for the first time in three years.

Sophomore forward Mike Furey led the Green Terror (4-16, 1-8) with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Western Maryland trailed 30-18 at halftime but used a 13-3 run to close the gap to 40-37 with 14: 20 remaining. But the Diplomats, ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Mideast Region, pulled away with a 9-1 run over the next six minutes.

Washington College 76, Muhlenberg 67: Greg Adams scored 25 to power the host Shoremen (11-9, 4-5) past the Mules (14-6, 6-3) in a Centennial Conference game in Chestertown.

St. Mary's 71, York 58: The host Seahawks (11-9, 6-4) held the Spartans (7-13, 2-8) scoreless for more than five minutes in the second half on the way to a Capital Athletic Conference win.

St. Mary's, led by Sheldon Taylor's 22 points, broke a tie at 41 with a 13-0 run to take a 54-41 lead.

Mary Washington 96, Salisbury State 85: George Bunch scored a team-high 22 points to lead five players in double figures as the Eagles (11-8, 4-6) defeated the host Sea Gulls (9-10, 5-5) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

Mary Washington built a 47-43 lead at halftime, helped by 64 percent field goal shooting in the first half.

George Robinson led Salisbury with 24 points off the bench.

Messiah 83, Villa Julie 69: The host Falcons had five double-digit scorers on the way to a non-conference win over the Mustangs. Villa Julie's Jermaine Smith had a game-high 20 points.

Penn State-Behrend 82, Frostburg State 77: Brock Bovaird's 23 points led five players in double figures as the Lions (16-3, 6-1) defeated the host Bobcats in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game. John Mitchell led Frostburg (9-10, 2-5) with 16 points. Rob Ayers had seven rebounds.

Shaw 62, Bowie State 47: The Bears received points from 10 different players on the way to beating the host Bulldogs in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association game. James Rice and Che Evans each had 11 points for Bowie, which shot only 28 percent.

Pub Date: 2/07/99

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