State hoops: Morgan State men top Liberty, 67-62

Morgan State junior guard Justin Black nearly produced a tripledouble while leading the Bears over host Liberty, 67-62, in a nonconference game Thursday night in Lynchburg, Va.

Black finished with nine points, 12 rebounds and nine assists as the Bears, in the midst of a seven-game road swing, improved to 2-3.

The game had 16 lead changes and was tied eight times. Neither team enjoyed a lead larger than seven points until Morgan State went ahead by nine with 1:10 remaining.

Anthony Hubbard finished with 16 points to lead Morgan State, and Dewayne Jackson added 11 points, five rebounds and five steals. Casey Roberts led Liberty with 15 points.

Morgan State, which does not play at home again until Jan. 5, visits Virginia Military Institute on Saturday. Liberty (0-7) hosts Georgia State on Sunday.

Canisius 83, UMBC 65: The visiting Golden Griffins (4-1) scored the last nine points of the first half and opened the second half on a 9-1 run to beat the Retrievers (1-5).

Ryan Cook (St. Vincent Pallotti) led UMBC with 16points, and Brett Roseboro posted a career-high 13. Canisius junior guard Billy Baron scored 19.

The Golden Griffins ended a 10-game road losing streak. UMBC has dropped four straight.

Johns Hopkins 66, Gettysburg 59: The visiting Blue Jays (4-1, 2-0 Centennial Conference) took control for good on a layup by Adam Spengler with 15:17 left in the game to win their fourth in a row.

Mike Rhoads had 16 points for Hopkins, and Jimmy Hammer had 15.

Haverford 72, Washington College 67: The visiting Fords (2-3, 1-1 Centennial) rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Shoremen (0-4, 0-2).

Dickinson 74, McDaniel 68: Andrew Merlo scored 15 points in a losing effort for the host Green Terror (1-3, 0-0 Centennial).

The Red Devils (4-1, 2-0) led 40-33 at the half.


Dickinson 67, McDaniel 53: Steph Perez had 13points and the host Green Terror (2-3, 0-2 Centennial) trailed by one at the half before the Red Devils (5-1, 1-1) pulled away in the second half.

Belma Mekic had a game-high 18 points for Dickinson, which has won two straight.

Gettysburg 54, Johns Hopkins 48: The visiting Blue Jays (2-5, 0-3 Centennial) failed to protect a three-point halftime lead.

The Bullets (2-3, 1-1) outscored Hopkins 34-25 in the second half. Stacy Fairey and Alex Vassila each had 12points for Hopkins.

St. Mary's 84, Randolph-Macon 66: The host Seahawks (4-0) put together a strong second-half performance to defeat the Yellow Jackets (0-5).

Joanna Murray (Franklin) scored a game-high 23points for St. Mary's, which hosts York on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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