College Basketball

Mount St. Mary’s women’s basketball off to best conference start in 20 years after 69-60 win over St. Francis


Mount St. Mary’s 69, St. Francis Brooklyn 60: Bridget Birkhead hit four 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 16 points to lift the host Mountaineers to their best start in Northeast Conference play in 20 years and into second place in the conference standings.

Michaela Harrison scored 13 points and Taylor Addison added 10 for the Mount (10-8, 5-1), who shot 44.4% from the field.


Ally Lassen led all scorers with 27 points for the Terriers (5-12, 1-5).

Morgan State 42, North Carolina A&T 38: Chelsea Mitchell scored 10 points to help the host Bears (8-11, 4-2 MEAC) beat the defending MEAC regular-season champion Aggies (12-5, 4-1).


Both teams struggled shooting. Morgan shot 28.8% from the field, 18.2% from 3-point range and 38.5% from the free-throw line, while NC A&T went 27.8% from the field, 7.7% from 3 and 30.4% from the line.

Dahnye Redd had nine points and Ashia McCalla added eight for the Bears.

South Carolina State 60, UMES 55: Heniaya Moten scored 33 points to lead the host Bulldogs (3-15, 2-3 MEAC) over the Hawks (4-14, 1-4).

Dayona Godwin scored 13 points and Adrienne Jones added nine for UMES.


North Carolina A&T 76, Morgan State 70: Kameron Langley had a career-high 22 points plus 12 assists as North Carolina A&T topped Morgan State.

Andre Jackson had 15 points for the Aggies (8-12, 4-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Ronald Jackson added 12 points and 18 rebounds and Devin Haygood had three blocks.

Stanley Davis had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Bears (9-12, 3-3). Troy Baxter added 14 points and five blocks and Kyson Rawls had 12 points.

NC A&T faces Bethune-Cookman at home on Saturday. Morgan State matches up against Coppin State on the road on Saturday.


South Carolina State 68, UMES 53: Ian Kinard scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead South Carolina State to a win over UMES.

The win moves the Bulldogs to 4-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, keeping them one game behind conference leader Norfolk State.

The Bulldogs raced to a 40-25 lead at halftime and had 20 players see action and their bench outscored Eastern Shore 35-23.

Zach Sellers had 11 points and Damani Applewhite and Tashombe Riley each contributed 10 points for SC State (9-8, 4-1).

Canaan Bartley had 13 points and A.J. Cheeseman added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Hawks (2-18, 1-4).