State hoops roundup (Jan. 22): Darley, Lyles lead UMBC men over UMass-Lowell

Will Darley scored 28 points, Jairus Lyles had 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and the visiting UMBC men's basketball team beat UMass Lowell, 102-86, on Sunday.

Darley (Dulaney) was 7-for-14 from the field and made all 11 of his free-throw attempts. Lyles hit 10 of 20 shots and scored 15 points in the second half as the Retrievers outscored the Red Hawks 57-38.


UMBC (13-6, 4-2 America East Conference) closed the first half on a 13-4 run to cut its deficit to 48-45 and Darley scored nine points to spark an 11-2 run to open the second half for a 56-50 lead.

Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points off the bench for the Retrievers, who shot 58.3 percent from the field in the second half and hit eight of their 11 3-pointers after halftime.


Jahad Thomas had 22 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Red Hawks (8-13, 3-4). Ryan Jones added 21 points, Matt Harris 20 and Tyler Livingston 10.


Loyola Maryland 87, Colgate 77: Bri Betz-White scored a career-high 37 points and the Greyhounds scored their most points in a game since 2007 to defeat the visiting Raiders (6-13, 3-5 Patriot League).

Towson (12-9, 4-4 Colonial Athletic Association) won its fourth straight game and earned a season sweep of host Delaware (8-13, 1-7) with a 75-58 win Saturday.

Betz-White's 37 points are the most for a Loyola player since Patty Stoffey set the school record with 39 against Fairfield on Jan.28, 1990. Stoffey also scored 37 points in a game twice in 1991, putting Betz-White in a tie for second.

Stephanie Karcz finished with 18 points, while senior Lisa Mirarchi tied her career high with 17 for the Greyhounds (8-11, 4-4).

Colgate rallied to pull within 79-77 with 3:17 to play, but Betz-White scored the game's last nine points to seal the victory.

UMBC 79, UMass-Lowell 72: The Retrievers rallied from an 11-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Red Hawks (3-17, 0-7 America East) for their third straight victory.

An utterly forgettable loss before an announced 1,591 at RAC Arena showed there's still plenty of work to be done.

Pandora Wilson scored 10 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter, Taylor McCarley added nine of her game-high 22 in the last 10 minutes and Tyler Moore hit five of nine 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for UMBC (8-11, 3-3).

Towson 60, James Madison 55: Raven Bankston and Sianni Martin combined to score 21 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Tigers over the host Dukes (12-6, 5-2 Colonial Athletic Association).

Towson (11-7, 4-3), which trailed by nine with 5:25 to play, earned their first win at James Madison and third straight overall.

Aneah Young scored with 5:25 to play to give the Dukes a 52-43 lead, but that was the last points by James Madison until a 3-pointer with five seconds to play as Towson went on a 12-0 run during that span for a 58-52 lead.

The Tigers held the Dukes to 31.1 percent shooting.

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