Saturday, November 22, 2008

Around the League: 11.22.08

Saturday's games

Hartford 91, St. Francis (NY) 82 (2 OT)

Hartford picked up its first win of the season last night, but didn't make things easy. Practically leading the entire way, the Hawks (1-3) let a 13-point advantage midway through the second half slip away as St. Francis (0-3) forced overtime. Ricky Cadell connected on a jumper with 26 ticks left in the first OT to extend the game by five minutes and that's where Hartford took over. The Hawks outscored the Terriers 12-3 in the second OT, with Jaret von Rosenberg netting seven of those 12 to up his game total to 24. Morgan Sabia finished with 15 points while Joe Zeglinski scored 22 and is now just three points shy of 1,000 for his collegiate career.

Providence 83, Maine 62
Well, Maine's quest for an undefeated season had to end some time, right? The Friars took care of business against the Black Bears (3-1) under new head coach Keno Davis. Jeff Xavier netted 23 points off the bench while Geoff McDermott hauled in 14 rebounds, aiding a superb rebounding effort by the Friars (3-1), who won the battle on the boards, 37-26. Providence never trailed and built an astounding 30-9 lead with 8:57 remaining in the first half before Maine made this one respectable.

Wagner 65, Stony Brook 62

Wagner's Jamal Smith scored six consecutive points following an 8-0 Stony Brook run that put the Seawolves ahead, 54-53 late in the second half. Smith finished with a game-high 21 points while fellow Seahawk (2-1), Joey Mudweiler, added 17. Four Seawolves scored in double figures with Tommy Brenton leading the way by recording his first career double-double -- 15 points, 10 rebounds. Stony Brook (1-2) led 53-46 with 6:40 remaining in the game, but couldn't hold on for the victory.

Albany 68, Central Connecticut State 67

Albany's Tim Ambrose was the hero in this one, nailing a jumper with 3.8 seconds remaining to pull the Danes even at 2-2 in the early going. UA's big man poured in a team-high 24 points while CCSU's (0-3) Ken Horton scored a game-high 33 in a losing effort. Albany led by as much as 18 in the second half, but saw the Blue Devils gain a 67-66 advantage with eight ticks left. A double-team leading to a turnover out of bounds gave Albany a chance at the win they didn't miss.

Maryland-Baltimore County 66, Columbia 52

The Retrievers (3-1) continue to prove that not everyone who can score left the defending America East champs last offseason as Jay Greene and Darryl Proctor netted 22 and 16 points respectively in the championship game of the Tyler Ugolyn Memorial Classic. Greene was named the tournament's MVP as he scored 13 points in the first half, dished out four assists and helped the Retrievers to a 30-22 halftime advantage. Richard Flemming recorded his third consecutive game with double-digits in points (13).

Sunday's games
New Hampshire vs. Penn State, 2:00 p.m.

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