George Mason scored the final nine points to hold off Mount St. Mary's, 72-60, in a nonconference matchup at the Patriot Center last night.
Trailing 56-43 with 9:30 left in the game, the Mount went on a 17-7 run to cut the deficit to 63-60 after a three-pointer by Jean Cajou. George Mason answered with a long jumper from Cam Long on the next possession to start the game-deciding run.
The Mount held a 32-30 lead early in the second half after a three-point play by Jeremy Goode, but the Patriots (4-1) went on a 17-4 run to take a 47-36 lead just over six minutes into the second half.
"That was a tough one, again," Mount St. Mary's coach Milan Brown said. "They made a few more plays than we were able to make. We needed to make two back-to-back plays on the offensive and defensive end to make a run."
Goode finished with 22 points and five assists, and Cajou added 16 points for the Mount (1-2). John Vaughan led George Mason with 22 points; Ryan Pearson pitched in 14 points off the bench.
The Mount struggled at the foul line in the game, making just six of 17 (.353) overall, including 3-for-12 (.250) in the second half. George Mason shot 68 percent from the field in the second half to finish 29-of-51 (.569) from the field in the game.
ST. MARY'S 84, MCDANIEL 77:: Camontae Griffin and Alex Irmer combined for 43 points to lead the Seahawks (3-0) over the Green Terror (1-1) in the opening round of the Provident Pride of Maryland tournament.
McDaniel, the tournament's defending champion, had four players score in double figures, led by 17 from T.J. Odunlami's (Atholton).
JOHNS HOPKINS 69, FROSTBURG STATE 66:: Andrew Farber-Miller scored a team-high 17 points and the Blue Jays (2-1) used a 6-0 spurt to take the lead for good late in the game as they beat the host Bobcats (1-1) in the first round of the Provident Pride of Maryland tournament.
FSU senior Juan Wansley (Arundel) made his final basket of the contest to give the hosts a 58-56 lead with 4:18 left, but Hopkins' Collin Kamm hit two layups and Scott Weisenfeld made a three-pointer to give the Blue Jays a 63-58 lead.
Four Bobcats scored in double figures, led by 21 from sophomore Brian Anderson (Eastern Tech). He also led the way with seven rebounds and a game-high four three-pointers. Senior Carter Simmons (Southern) finished with a career-high 14 points, followed by Wansley and sophomore Steven Ogg, who each had 10.
WASHINGTON COLLEGE 89, STEVENSON 76:: The host Shoremen began the second half on a 27-9 run to open a 25-point lead en route to a win over the visiting Mustangs in the first round of the Provident Pride of Maryland tournament.
Senior guard Tim Kohlrus led Washington with 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Adam Naymick totaled 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 shooting from the free-throw line in 17 minutes off the bench.
Greg Collins scored a game-high 20 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the field and 6-for-7 shooting from the line for the Mustangs.
SALISBURY 76, GOUCHER 68:: The Sea Gulls secured their first win of the season with a victory over the host Gophers (0-2) in the first round of the Provident Pride of Maryland tournament
Junior guard Devin Jones scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the first half as the teams ended the first half tied at 34.
Junior guard Greg Palmer scored all of his 11 points in the second half as the Sea Gulls outscored the Gophers 42-34.
BOWIE STATE 66, SAINT PAUL'S 59:: Curtis Massey had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the visiting Bulldogs over the Tigers.
TOWSON 59, RADFORD 53:: Junior guard Shanae Baker-Brice scored 19 of her 22 points in the second half to help the host Tigers (3-0) overcome a 12-point halftime deficit and defeat the Highlanders (1-3) at the Towson Center.
Coming out of halftime, Radford scored four of the first six points to extend its lead to 35-21 with 19:30 to play. A layup by junior forward Kandace Davis at 19:11 started a 13-4 Tigers run that made it 39-34 with 15:27 to play. Baker-Brice had five of the Tigers' 13 during that stretch. The Highlanders scored four of the next six to push their lead back to seven at 43-36 with 14:03 to play.
A layup at 12:22 by sophomore forward Dovile Miliauskaite started an 8-2 Towson run that brought the home team to within one at 45-44 with 8:24 to play. Johnette Walker converted a three-point play at 7:54 to put Radford back on top by four, 48-44. Baker-Brice would then make a three-pointer and a jumper.
DAYTON 64, NAVY 58, OT:: The visiting Flyers (3-2) scored on five of their eight possessions in overtime to pull out a victory over the Midshipmen (2-4).
Three of Navy's past four games have come down to a possession with less than 10 seconds left to play in regulation.
Whitney Davidson scored 16 points to lead all players, while Erin Edwards added a season-best 12 points in the loss.
YORK (Pa.) 76, GOUCHER 43:: The Spartans (4-1) scored the final 12 points of the first half en route to defeating the host Gophers (2-2).
Amber Smith led Goucher with 14 points.
HOOD 88, WILSON 31:: Jen Willison had 39 points and 14 rebounds as the Blazers (1-4) routed the Phoenix (1-3) at Thomas Johnson High School to earn their first win of the season.
The junior had 26 points at halftime as Hood built a 29-point lead.
Allyson Lethbridge added 20 points, and Sara Wastler had 14 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
BOWIE STATE 80, SAINT PAUL'S 69:: Junior Bianca Lee tied her career-high of 27 points and sophomore Teaunsha Robinson added 18 points as the visiting Bulldogs (3-2) used a strong inside game to defeat the Tigers (2-2).
Bowie State scored 60 points in the paint and also capitalized on the Tigers' mistakes, scoring 24 points off turnovers.
Denisha Kenion added 12 points and a team-high 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
MESSIAH 57, JOHNS HOPKINS 45:: The host Blue Jays (1-2) played tough but came up short against the Falcons (4-0).
Lyndsay Burton was 7-for-10 from the field for 15 points. Messiah's Ashley Brooks led all scorers with 20 points.
WASHINGTON COLLEGE 68, SALISBURY 58:: An 11-2 run by the visiting Shorewomen (2-0) to begin the second half put the game out of reach as they defeated the Sea Gulls (0-5).
The Shorewomen had three players in double figures, led by Jane O'Donnell's 18 points and five assists. Freshman Glen Charlton had 15 points for Salisbury, and Janay Johnson added 12.