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State basketball roundup (Dec. 29): Miles, Bembry lead St. Joe's men over UMES in 78-68 win

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UMES men's basketball hung with Saint Joseph's in a 78-68 loss Tuesday night.

Isaiah Miles scored 17 points, DeAndre Bembry had 15 with nine rebounds and host Saint Joseph's beat UMES, 78-68, on Tuesday night.

The Hawks have won six games in a row, their longest streak since winning six straight in February 2014. Saint Joseph's (10-2) will open its Atlantic 10 Conference season Jan.2 at Richmond.

Saint Joseph's led 36-33 at halftime and never trailed after the break.

Devin Martin pulled UMES within 73-68 with a 3-pointer with 1:29 to go, but the Hawks scored five unanswered points to seal the victory.

Martin led UMES (3-11) with 23 points, Dominique Elliott added 16, Ryan Andino had 14 and Bakari Copeland scored 11. The Hawks were outrebounded 43-36.

Binghamton 62, Mount St.Mary's 53: BK Ashe scored 10 points, but the visiting Mountaineers (3-10) fell to the Bearcats (3-9).

Trailing 42-33 with 13:50 remaining, Mount St. Mary's went on a 7-0 run over the next six minutes to cut the deficit to 42-40. Ashe had five points in the run, including a layup with 7:36 left to made it a two-point game.

Binghamton responded with a three-point play by Dusan Perovic to push the lead back to five. A 3-pointer by Charles Glover from the left corner with 3:40 left cut the Mount's deficit to 51-47, but the Bearcats were able to seal the win by hitting 10 of 12 at the foul line in the final 1:44 of the game.

Women

Coppin State 64, Lafayette 57: Omaah Taylong had 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Eagles (3-9) past the Leopards (2-9) at the Cavalier Classic at Virginia.

Coppin State trailed 43-36 with 4:24 left in the third quarter. The Eagles went on an 18-2 run over the next 9:52, and Lafayette committed 12 of its season-high 27 turnovers over the final 14 minutes.

UMBC 67, Rider 58: The Retrievers (9-4) bounced back from a 59-point opening-round loss to beat the Broncs (3-8) in the second round of the Saint Joseph's Tournament.

UMBC lost, 104-45, to the host Hawks on Monday.

The victory marked the Retrievers' ninth nonconference victory of the season, a program record.

Niagara 53, Mount St. Mary's 51: Jamie Sherburne's last-second floater lifted the visiting Purple Eagles (2-9) over the Mount (2-9).

Katrice Dickson led all Mount St.Mary's scorers with 11 points.

The Mount held an eight-point lead, 51-43, with 2:48 remaining before Niagara went on an 8-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Taylor McKay to tie the game at 51 with 38 seconds left.

After Mount St. Mary's missed a 3-pointer, Niagara worked the ball into the corner to Sherburne, who drove baseline and converted a floater to give the Purple Eagles a two-point lead with two seconds left. Kaitlyn Eisenhard's potential tying shot rimmed out.

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