EMMITSBURG, Md. — Phillip Carr hauled in 14 rebounds and scored 12 points to help Morgan State beat Mount St. Mary’s for the first time since 1982 with a 69-63 win Monday night.
Morgan State (4-2) broke away in the second half with a 13-2 run capped by Kyson Rawls’ 3-pointer to make it 49-37 with 11:19 to play, but the Bears had to hold off Mount St. Mary’s down the stretch.
Jonah Antonio sank a 3-pointer for Mount St. Mary’s (2-5) to trim the deficit back to single digits, 53-46, and continued to close in, cutting the gap to 61-60 on Donald Carey’s layup with 40 seconds to play.
Morgan State responded with a dunk from David Syfax, who followed that up with a pair of free throws. Carr and LaPri McCray-Pace each went 2 for 2 from the free throw line to pad the advantage. Mount St. Mary’s got a final 3 just ahead of the buzzer from Junior Robinson.
McCray-Pace finished with 15 points and Martez Cameron added 14 for Morgan State, which shot 53 percent from the field.
Carey and Robinson led the Mountaineers with 13 points apiece, while Antonio and Greg Alexander each added 11.