Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Around the League: November 17, 2009

Yesterday's games:
Norfolk State 72, Maine 71
For the second consecutive game, the Black Bears (1-1) tried to survive a frantic comeback after holding a significant lead well into the second half. This time, the opponent made Maine pay. Kyle O'Quinn's final two points came on a layup with five seconds left, giving the host Spartans their first win of the season in dramatic fashion. O'Quinn had 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting and 12 rebounds; his teammate Rob Hampton had 17. Gerald McLemore led all scorers with 24 points for the Black Bears, but his missed free throw with 27 seconds remaining set up Norfolk State's final possession.

Stony Brook 87, Mount St. Mary's College 53
As expected, the Seawolves made short work of their Division-III opponent. Tommy Brenton had 11 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists in 24 minutes; Desmond Adedeji added 16 points, and eleven different Stony Brook players showed up in the scoring column. Stony Brook returns to Division-I action on Saturday when the Seawolves travel to Staten Island for a meeting with Wagner.

Albany 51, American 50
Former Terrier recruit Daniel Muñoz, who decommitted after former Boston University head coach Dennis Wolff was fired, missed a jumper as time expired, allowing Albany (1-1) to secure a win in Washington, D.C. Muñoz converted a three-point play to give the host Eagles (0-2) a 50-49 lead with 2:25 remaining, but Albany's Tim Ambrose made a layup on the next possession, giving the Great Danes the lead and providing the final margin of victory. Ambrose finished with 14 points, as did fellow Dane Scotty McRae; Stephen Lumpkins led American with 12 points.

Today's games:
Binghamton at Pittsburgh, 5:30 PM

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