State basketball roundup (Nov. 27): Morgan State holds off Mount St. Mary's
Nov 28, 2017 at 1:06 AM
Phillip Carr had 14 rebounds and scored 12 points to help Morgan State beat Mount St. Mary's in men's basketball for the first time since 1982 with a 69-63 win Monday night.
The Bears (4-2) broke away in the second half with a 13-2 run capped by Kyson Rawls' 3-pointer to make it 49-37 with 11:19 to play, but Morgan State had to hold off the host Mountaineers down the stretch.
Jonah Antonio made a 3-pointer for Mount St. Mary's (2-5) to trim the deficit back to single digits, 53-46, and the Mount continued to close in, cutting the gap to 61-60 on Donald Carey's layup with 40 seconds to play.
Morgan State responded with a dunk from David Syfax, who followed with a pair of free throws. Carr and LaPri McCray-Pace each went 2-for-2 from the free-throw line to pad the advantage. Mount St. Mary's got a final 3 just ahead of the buzzer from Junior Robinson.
McCray-Pace finished with 15 points and Martez Cameron added 14 for Morgan State, which shot 53 percent from the field.
Carey and Robinson led the Mountaineers with 13 points apiece, while Antonio and Greg Alexander each added 11.
UMBC 88, Shenandoah 59: Joe Sherburne made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points, Arkel Lamar had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the host Retrievers beat the Division III Hornets.
UMBC led by just three points at halftime, 40-37, but used a 21-2 run to take a 68-44 lead with 10 minutes remaining. Sherburne made three straight 3-pointers at the beginning of the run and Brandon Horvath later made two consecutive 3s.
Max Portmann added 10 points for UMBC (4-3), which faces Army West Point on Friday. Jairus Lyles, who averages 36 minutes, 19.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.8 assists, did not play because of an injury.
Towson 90, St. Mary's (Md.) 57: Zane Martin scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, both career highs, to lead the host Tigers (6-1) over the Division III Seahawks.