State hoops: Laster seals Loyola's win over Lehigh
From Sun staff reports|
Jan 11, 2015 | 3:28 AM
Eric Laster hit two free throws with five seconds remaining to make it a two-possession game and finished with 17 points as visiting Loyola Maryland (6-9, 2-2 Patriot League) earned a 65-60 victory by holding off Lehigh (7-8, 1-3) on Saturday.
Denzel Brito made two free throws to give the Greyhounds a 59-54 lead with 1:29 left. Austin Price and Stefan Cvrkalj hit 3-pointers on the Mountain Hawks' next two possessions but Loyola had an answer each time.
Andre Walker was perfect from the line with 12.6 seconds left, Lehigh turned the ball over on its next possession and Laster sealed it.
Tyler Hubbard made four 3-pointers and had 16 points for the Greyhounds. Cam Gregory added 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
The Mountain Hawks' leading scorer, Tim Kempton, scored 14 points and had eight rebounds but fouled out with 2:05 left.
Kahron Ross and Justin Goldsborough had 11 apiece for Lehigh, and Austin Price had 10. Goldsborough had a career-high six blocks.
Morgan State 73, Delaware State 69: Cedric Blossom scored a career-high 24 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and made 10 of 12 free throws as the host Bears (3-14, 1-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) rallied to beat the Hornets (6-9, 0-1).
The win ended a six-game losing streak.
Blake Bozeman scored 22, including four 3-pointers, Zech Smith had 10 with 12 rebounds, and Morgan State was outrebounded 50-29 but converted 29 of 44 free throws.
Delaware State led 30-28 at halftime after Kavon Walker's tip shot with 22 seconds left.
Bozeman pulled the Bears within one, 37-36, with a 3 early in the second half, then Blossom hit two free throws and Bozeman another 3 for a 56-53 Morgan State lead. The Bears surged on an 11-8 run and Bozeman and Smith combined for eight free throws in the final 48 seconds.
Howard 71, Coppin State 69: James Carlton broke a tie at 69 with a pair of free throws with 0.5 of a second left to lift the host Bison (8-9, 2-1 MEAC) over the Eagles (1-15, 0-3).
The game had 11 ties, nine lead changes and 55 personal fouls.
Northeastern 52, Towson 49: Scott Eatherton scored 21 points on 10-for-10 shooting from the field to lead the Huskies (11-5, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association) past the Tigers (8-9, 1-3).
Four McGlynn missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining. John Davis' rebound gave the Tigers a final possession, but he turned the ball over.
New Hampshire 67, UMBC 45: The Retrievers' Capree Garner went 7-for-10 for a team-best 15 points, but the Wildcats (10-5, 2-1 America East) used a decisive 19-3 run in the first half to win.
Howard 68, Coppin State 66: The Eagles (2-11, 1-1 MEAC), led by Jordan Swails with a game-high 20 points, stalled in the second half and the host Lions (2-14, 2-1) took the lead for good with less than four minutes to go.
Morgan State 64, Delaware State 56: The visiting Bears (4-11, 1-2 MEAC) — led by Tracey Carrington (Dundalk) with a game-high 24 points — outscored the Hornets (1-11, 0-1) by 15 points in the second half to win.
Loyola Maryland 64, Lehigh 52: Led by a career-high 20 points from Diana Logan, the host Greyhounds (4-11, 2-2) handed the Mountain Hawks (11-3, 3-1) their first Patriot League loss of the season.