|Mount St. Mary's shoots down St. Francis, 97-60|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 31 January 2008 17:13|
It was the Mount's most points scored and most lopsided victory in the five-year tenure of coach Milan Brown. The Mountaineers hadn't scored that many points since a 109-99 loss to Wagner on Jan. 22, 2000.
The Mountaineers (10-11, 6-4 Northeast Conference) connected on eight of their first nine field goal attempts, four of them 3-pointers, to establish a 21-7 lead six minutes into the game, and led 56-37 at halftime for their top first-half output since 1994. The Terriers (5-17, 2-9) never pulled closer than nine the rest of the way in losing their fifth in a row.
Chris Vann scored 17 points and Will Holland had 16, while Kelly Beidler (14 points) and Shawn Atupem (a career-high 12 points) came off the bench to join them in double figures as the Mountaineers shot a season-best 58.1 percent from the field.
Marcus Williams led St. Francis with 15 points.