Tara Lonergan and Sydney Henderson each scored 10 points to lead host Mount St.Mary's to a 51-39 win over
After a sluggish start to the first half, the Mount scored five points in the final minute to take a 19-17 lead at the break. Jessie Kaufman drained a 3-pointer and Henderson scored a basket in the paint to give the Mountaineers (13-14, 9-7 Northeast Conference) their only lead in the opening half.
An 11-4 run to start the second half gave the Mount a 32-23 advantage with 14:08 remaining. Jacqueline Brewer started the run with a 3-point basket. Rachel Mathews and Lonergan added buckets ahead of a pair of free throws by Henderson to give Mount St. Mary's a nine-point lead.
From there, the Mount methodically pulled away, stretching the lead to 46-30 with 3:58 left on a 3-point basket by Brewer.
The Mountaineers are currently in fifth place in the
UMES held the
But scoring was sparse as the two teams combined to hit four field goals the rest of the half as Howard led 16-11 at the break.
After some back-and-forth play, UMES tried to make its move. Sha-Kiyla Finney went on a personal 5-0 run in less than a minute to get the Hawks within five with 4:45 left.
But the Hawks couldn't complete the upset. A pair of free throws with 19 seconds left sealed the game for Howard.
Howard 49, UMES 45: Anton Dickerson came off the bench to score 12 of his game-high 17 points in the second half and lead the visiting Bison (7-22, 4-11 MEAC) in a come-from-behind win. It was the second straight loss for the Hawks (2-22, 2-11).
Louis Bell and Dominique Cowell led UMES with 14 points each. With 10:50 left in the game, a 3-pointer by Louis Bell gave UMES a 35-23 lead, the biggest of the game.