State basketball: Mount St. Mary's men fall to Fairleigh Dickinson

Julian Norfleet and Rashad Whack combined to score 47 points, but Mount St. Mary's still lost to host Fairleigh Dickinson, 85-79, Thursday night.

Norfleet, who had a career-best 31 points and 10 assists in his previous game at Norfolk State, finished with 24 points and nine assists. Whack added 23 points for the second game in a row for the Mount (4-10, 0-1 Northeast Conference).


Sidney Sanders Jr. led the Knights (5-10, 1-0) with a game-high 32 points, and Matt MacDonald added 21.

The Mount led 43-41 at the half, but Fairleigh Dickinson opened the second half with an 8-2 run to grab a 49-45 advantage before Taylor Danaher and Whack each scored on the fast break to tie the score.

After FDU took an 81-73 lead, Norfleet hit a pair of long 3-pointers in the final 30 seconds, but the comeback came up short.

The Mount finished the game shooting 43.3 percent from the field and was 11-for-25 (.440) from 3-point range.

Fairleigh Dickinson shot 43.1 percent from the field, and was 29-for-36 (.806) at the foul line.

St. Augustine's 79, Bowie State 69: The host Bulldogs (6-9, 0-4 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) lost their fifth straight. The Falcons improved to 10-3 and 3-0.


Towson 62, Hofstra 56: The Tigers (7-7, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) broke the halftime tie to beat the Pride (5-8, 0-2).


Tanisha McTiller had 19 points for Towson, which took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Camille Alberson with 14:50 left in the game.

St. Augustine's 73, Bowie State 69: Denver Clyde had a game-high 19 points, but a rally by the host Bulldogs (6-6, 1-3 CIAA) fell short.

The Falcons (8-4, 3-0), led by Lakiva Rouse with 15 points, won their sixth straight.