State hoops roundup (Feb. 13): Towson tops Tribe as Mike Morsell scores 34
From Sun staff and news services|
Feb 13, 2016 | 9:57 PM
Mike Morsell scored a career-high 34 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the field to lead Towson past William & Mary, 99-82, on Saturday, creating a three-way tie for third place in the Colonial Athletic Association.
The Tigers (18-9, 9-5), the Tribe (17-8, 9-5) and James Madison (19-8, 9-5) are each a game behind second-place Hofstra (18-8, 10-4).
The Tigers led 46-37 at halftime when Morsell hit back-to-back 3-pointers and a layup. In the second half, Morsell had back-to-back steals leading to consecutive layups and Towson led 65-55 with 12:04 left.
Mount St. Mary's 66, Saint Francis (Pa.) 61: Junior Robinson had 21 points and Charles Glover came off the bench to score nine in the final 8:30 as the host Mountaineers erased a 10-point deficit to beat the Red Flash.
The Mount (12-15, 9-5 Northeast Conference) trailed 49-39 when Glover started the comeback with a pair of free throws, followed by back-to-back 3-pointers from Gregory Graves and BK Ashe.
Glover added a 3-pointer and a layup as the Mountaineers closed to 56-54 as part of a 13-2 run with Saint Francis (13-12, 9-5) going scoreless for nearly six minutes. Robinson scored his final five points from the foul line.
Navy 74, Lafayette 68: Tilman Dunbar scored 21 points and the Midshipmen (18-9, 9-5 Patriot League) topped the host Leopards (5-20, 2-12).
Dunbar was 6-for-11 from the field, was 8-for-12 from the free-throw line and had six assists for Navy. Will Kelly scored 12 points with 10 rebounds and Shawn Anderson added 10 points.
Navy made seven of eight from the free-throw line in the last 40 seconds.
Coppin State 90, Howard 66: Christian Kessee scored 27 points as the host Eagles (6-18, 4-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) rolled over the Bison (10-15, 4-6).
Kessee was 11-for-14 from the field, including five 3-pointers. Josh Treadwell added 26 points, Trevon Seymore had 14 and Terry Harris had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Coppin State, which ended a four-game losing streak.
Norfolk State 79, Morgan State 73: Jordan Butler had 13 points and seven blocks, helping the host Spartans (13-13, 9-2 MEAC) to a school-record 17 blocks in a win over the Bears (5-18, 3-7).
Norfolk State led by 13 at halftime and maintained a comfortable lead for the entirety of the second half.
Cedric Blossom set career marks with 28 points and 15 rebounds for Morgan State.
Boston University 76, Loyola Maryland 65: Eric Fanning scored 14 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, and the Terriers (16-11, 9-5 Patriot) beat the host Greyhounds (8-17, 7-7) for their sixth straight win.
Andre Walker scored 16 points to lead Loyola. Franz Rassman added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Greyhounds, who were held to 32.4 percent shooting and 2-for-18 from behind the arc.
Delaware State 75, UMES 71: DeAndre Howard scored 24 points off the bench, including a dunk and a free throw in the final 19 seconds that helped the host Hornets (5-20, 3-7 MEAC) hold off the Hawks (8-18, 5-6).
Dominique Elliott scored 15 points and had 13 rebounds for UMES.
Morgan State 59, Norfolk State 56: Danielle Robinson scored 14 points off the bench to power the visiting Bears (11-12, 9-2 MEAC) past the Spartans (2-20, 2-10).
Morgan State led by 14 points with 6:06 left in the fourth quarter, but Norfolk State used an 18-6 run to cut the deficit to 57-55 with 16 seconds to go. Robinson hit two free throws with 12 seconds left to seal the win.
Navy 64, Lafayette 48: Sarita Condie scored 13 points and the host Mids (13-11, 7-6 Patriot) led by as many as 26 points to cruise past the Leopards (5-18, 3-10).
Loyola Maryland 67, Boston University 46: Colleen Marshall scored 25 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field to lead the Greyhounds (10-14, 7-6 Patriot) over the host Terriers (2-22, 2-11).
UMES 70, Delaware State 61: Moengaroa Subritzky scored 21 points and Ciani Byrom added 20 to lead the visiting Hawks (7-16, 5-6 MEAC) over the Hornets (7-16, 4-6).
UMES trailed 31-26 at halftime but outscored Delaware State 30-18 in the third quarter to end a two-game losing streak.