State men's basketball roundup: Salisbury wins CAC title, 58-57

From Sun staff reports

Wyatt Smith (John Carroll) went 2-for-2 from the line with one second left to lift host Salisbury over Christopher Newport, 58-57, in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game Saturday.


The last time the Sea Gulls (20-7) made it to the conference final, they lost, 79-70, to Catholic on Feb. 25, 2006.

Salisbury led by one point at halftime. Smith finished with 12 points and Gordon Jeter had 14 points for the Sea Gulls.


Dickinson 65, Johns Hopkins 62: The Red Devils (22-5) led for most of the game and beat the Blue Jays (23-4) to claim the Centennial Conference championship.

Ryan Curran had 17 points for Hopkins.

Alvernia 58, Stevenson 51: The host Mustangs (18-8) squandered a 16-point halftime lead and fell to the Crusaders (17-9) in the Commonwealth Conference championship game.

Alvernia outscored Stevenson 41-18 in the second half. Sean Farr (Dunbar) had 13 points for the Mustangs.

Delaware 65, Towson 60: Kory Holden had 17 points and went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final 23 seconds to lead the Blue Hens (10-19, 9-9 Colonial Athletic Association) past the Tigers (12-19, 5-13).

Towson will be seeded ninth in the conference tournament at Royal Farms Arena and play eighth-seeded Elon at 6 p.m. Friday in the first round.

Maurice Jeffers scored 15 points and had seven rebounds, and Marvin King-Davis added 11 and 10 for Delaware, which will be the sixth seed and play third-seeded Northeastern at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Binghamton 76, UMBC 69: Willie Rodriguez scored 21 points and Marlon Beck II had 20 to lead the host Bearcats (6-25, 5-11 America East) past the Retrievers (4-25, 2-14) in the regular-season finale.


Binghamton, which has its highest conference win total since 2009-10, will be the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament and play Wednesday at No.3 seed Stony Brook. With Maine's loss to New Hampshire earlier Saturday, UMBC ended up with the No.7 seed and will play at No. 2 seed Vermont on Wednesday.

Jourdan Grant scored 19 points, Cody Joyce had 18 and Ben Grace added 17 for the Retrievers.

Mount St. Mary's 74, Wagner 64: Byron Ashe scored 19 points as the host Mount (15-14, 11-7 Northeast Conference) beat the Seahawks (10-19, 8-10).

Mount St. Mary's clinched the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament and will host Saint Francis (Pa.) in a quarterfinal Wednesday at 7 p.m. Seventh-seeded Wagner, which has lost six of its past eight games, will play at second-seeded Robert Morris the same night.

UMES 69, Delaware State 65: Mike Myers scored 20 points and Devin Martin added 13 with 11 rebounds to help the visiting Hawks (17-13, 10-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) beat the Hornets (13-16, 7-7).

Martin gave UMES a 64-61 lead with 2:23 left, and Devon Walker added two free throws with 33 seconds remaining for a 66-61 advantage.