Juliette Lawless scored a game-high 22 points, including nine during a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, to help visiting Mount St. Mary’s earn a 63-47 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson in women’s basketball Monday.
Morgan State played North Carolina Central in a battle for first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference on Saturday. However, the Bears started slowly, struggled throughout the first half and despite coming back in the game's final 14 minutes, they could not catch the Eagles.
Morgan State lost, 21-17, Saturday to favored North Carolina Central on a windswept field at Hughes Stadium. That the Bears (2-4) fought back from a two-touchdown deficit against a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference power, and actually led late in the game, made the outcome that much more painful.
A bye gave the Bears a free weekend, but with a 3-2 record in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, they still find themselves trailing four programs in the standings. One of those teams is Saturday's opponent, the Wildcats.
The Bears' 20-10 loss at home to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rival Hampton a week ago hurt on two levels. Dropping to 3-1 in the league, Morgan State was unable to take advantage of Bethune-Cookman falling, 24-14, at North Carolina A&T and sliding to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the MEAC.
Moses Skillon will open the upcoming Morgan State football campaign at Air Force on Sept. 5 as quarterback. Every rep Skillon took during camp was with the first offense, while redshirt senior Seth Higgins — Skillon's closest competitor — has worked with the first and second units.
Helped by a freshman class filled with long-range shooters, as well the arrival of North Carolina A&T transfer Richaud Pack, the Terps have a number of outside-shooting options. They'll need them all Saturday.
For the second straight game, Maryland quieted a quality upstart early, putting North Carolina Central away midway through the first half Wednesday and cruising to a 67-56 victory before an announced crowd of 8,723 at Xfinity Center.
Jordan Parks scored a game-high 20 points as the visiting North Carolina Central Eagles held off the UMES Hawks, 68-63, on Friday night in the MEAC opener for both teams at Hytche Arena in Princess Anne.