State hoops roundup: Mount men's rally comes up short

From Sun staff reports
Could Mount St. Mary's rally againt Saint Francis? Yes. Was it enough? No.

Will Miller hit a 3-pointer with 7.3 seconds left to bring the visiting Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team within one point of Saint Francis (Pa.) on Thursday night.

But Greg Brown (Archbishop Spalding) made a pair of free throws with 6.2 seconds left and the Red Flash (15-13, 9-8 Northeast Conference) won, 63-60.

Byron Ashe had a team-high 15 points for the Mount (14-14, 10-9), which dropped out of a three-way tie with Robert Morris and Bryant for second place in the conference. Saint Francis kept its playoff hopes alive, vying for the fifth-place slot with LIU-Brooklyn and Wagner, both 8-8.

Ashe had 11 points in the first half, but Mount St. Mary's trailed 30-26 at halftime. Brown had 11 points, all in the second half.

Bowie State 87, Chowan 64: The Bulldogs (22-7) took an early lead and cruised past the Hawks (15-13) in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association quarterfinal in Charlotte, N.C.

Bowie State went ahead for good with 14:56 left in the first half on a jumper by Cameron Knox (W.E.B. DuBois) for a 9-8 lead. Ahmaad Wilson (Randallstown) led the Bulldogs with 13 points.

Bowie State advances to face Livingstone, an 83-69 winner over Lincoln, in tonight's semifinal at 7.

Christopher Newport 83, St.Mary's 69: Nick LaGuerre (Lansdowne) scored a game-high 36 points, but the host Seahawks' playoff run ended as the Captains (19-7) pulled away late in the first half of a Capital Athletic Conference semifinal.

St. Mary's (20-4) held a lead for three minutes in the first half, but Christopher Newport went ahead 23-21 on Marcus Carter's jump shot with 6:23 left in the half. The Captains continued to build the lead, taking a 39-33 advantage into halftime.

Christopher Newport led by as many as 16 points.

Salisbury 59, Mary Washington 52: Wyatt Smith (John Carroll) scored a game-high 24 points to power the host Sea Gulls (19-7) past the Eagles (8-19) in a CAC semifinal.

Salisbury opened with an 8-0 run, led 34-24 at halftime and controlled the tempo. The Sea Gulls advance to the conference championship and host Christopher Newport on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Women

Maine 61, UMBC 41: The visiting Retrievers (10-18, 5-10 America East) shot 26.1 percent from the field in the first half and trailed the Black Bears 30-13 at halftime.

Pandora Wilson had a game-high 16 points off the bench for UMBC. Maine (22-6, 14-1) was led by Sigi Koizar (15 points) and Liz Wood (14 points).

Salisbury 76, York 61: The host Sea Gulls (24-2) trailed by five at the half but outscored the Spartans (12-15) by 20 points in the second half to win a CAC semifinal.

Anna Hackett led the way for Salisbury with 21 points. The Sea Gulls advance to Saturday's conference championship and will host Mary Washington, a 60-46 winner over Marymount, at 2 p.m.

Salisbury lost in the semifinal round the previous three years.

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