State hoops roundup (Jan. 23): Towson uses late run to top Northeastern

Mike Morsell had back-to-back steals, a free throw and a 3-pointer to help spark a 16-0 run late in the game as visiting Towson defeated Northeastern, 79-72, on Saturday.

Eddie Keith II hit a jumper for a 45-44 Tigers lead in a game that, to that point, had had 10 lead changes and five ties. Morsell ended the four-minute rally with an additional 3-pointer and the Tigers up 59-44.


Towson (14-7, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) was led by John Davis' 20 points and 15 from Byron Hawkins.

The Huskies (12-9, 4-4) surged back to as close as 77-72 behind David Walker's career-high 32 points, the second time in a week, and third this season, he's scored more than 30. Towson, which had been making just over half its free throws during the game, made its final 10 foul shots in the last 41 seconds to keep Northeastern at bay.

UMES 74, Bethune-Cookman 72: Dominique Elliott scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds and Devin Martin hit the winning shot as the host Hawks beat the Wildcats.

Martin hit his jumper with 29 seconds left, and Jordan Potts missed a potential winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Martin scored 11 points, and Bakari Copeland and Derrico Peck added 10 apiece for UMES (5-16, 2-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

Mario Moody scored 20 points for Bethune-Cookman (6-14, 3-3). The Wildcats rallied with an 11-0 run and led 54-46 on Diamante Lewis' 3-pointer with 11:55 left. Elliott tied it at 59, and the Hawks led 67-63 after his layup with 3:58 to go. Ahmad Frost's 3-pointer with 1:52 left gave UMES a 72-67 edge, but Lewis tied it at 72 with two free throws.


UMES 76, Bethune-Cookman 71, 2 OT: Moengaroa Subritzky scored the team's final six points to lead the host Hawks to victory in double overtime over the first-place Wildcats (10-9, 4-2 MEAC).

After Ciani Byrom made two free throws with 12 seconds left to put UMES up 53-50, Bethune-Cookman's Jasmine Knowles hit a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.

With the Hawks (5-13, 5-3) trailing 62-60 with 10 seconds left in the extra period, Subritzky made a layup to send the game into double overtime.

Subritzky finished with a team-high 19 points.

Loyola Maryland 65, Colgate 49: Colleen Marshall had 27 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead the visiting Greyhounds over the Raiders (4-14, 2-6 Patriot League).

Jeneh Perry had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Loyola Maryland (8-11, 5-3).

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