State basketball roundup (Dec. 6): UMBC rallies past Hornets; Loyola falls at Florida State

From Sun staff and wire reports

Visiting UMBC scored 46 points in the second half in a 81-60 come-from-behind men's basketball victory over Delaware State on Wednesday night.

The Retrievers improved to 6-4 and the Hornets fell to 2-8.

Jarius Lyles had a game-high 21 points for UMBC, which trailed 40-35 at the half.

Florida State 96, Loyola Maryland 71: Braian Angola scored 18 points and CJ Walker added 15 as the host Seminoles (8-0) beat the Greyhounds (1-7).

It is the second time this season Angola has led the team in scoring. He had 21 points in a win over Citadel on Nov. 24.

The Seminoles, who were playing their second game in three nights after beating No. 5 Florida on Monday, is 8-0 for the first time since the 2003-04 season, when they won their first 10 games. All but one of FSU's victories have been by 17 points or more.

M.J. Walker scored 14, including four 3-pointers, before fouling out and Phil Cofer added 12 as Florida State led throughout. The Seminoles led by as many as 26 (84-58) on a Cofer jumper with 6:33 remaining.

Chuck Champion and Isaiah Hart each scored 15 points for the Greyhounds (1-7), who have lost four straight.


No. 15 Maryland 97, Mount St. Mary's 57: Reserve Ieshia Small scored 21 points, three starters added 16 and the host Terps (8-2) rolled over the Mount (1-7) in their sixth straight win.

Stephanie Jones (Aberdeen), Kaila Charles and Kristen Confroy each scored 16 points and combined for 18-of-32 shooting and 23 rebounds. Blair Watson added 13 points and seven assists for Maryland.

Watson opened the scoring with a 3-pointer and made a layup to cap a 15-0 run. After a basket by Mount St. Mary's, Confroy had eight straight points with two 3-pointer's, sandwiched between Small baskets in a 12-0 run. Maryland closed the opening quarter with five straight points to lead 37-6.

The Terps were 14 of 21, and the Mountaineers were 3 of 13, from the field in the first quarter.

By halftime it was 54-23.

Maryland finished the game at 51-percent shooting, with 35 points off 25 Mount St. Mary's turnovers and had a 47-31 rebounding advantage.

Katrice Dickson led the Mountaineers (1-7), who shot 34.5 percent, with 16 points.

Navy 76, Richmond 56: Taylor Dunham and Hannah Fenske each scored 17 points to lead the visiting Mids (9-0) past the Spiders (5-6).

Marshall 73, Morgan State 68: The visiting Bears (6-4) fell behind 26-15 early and didn't recover against the Herd (3-5). Lexus Spears had 19 points for Morgan State. The loss ended a four-game winning streak.

St. Francis (N.Y.) 64, Loyola Maryland 47: Jade Johnson had a game-high 22 points to lead the host Terriers (3-5) past the Greyhounds (2-6).

Virginia Tech 90, UMES 52: Regan Magarity had 20 points, but the visiting Hawks (1-6) fell to the Hokies (8-2).

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