Sophomore forward Sean Armstrong scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds and junior guard Bradley Riester added 17 points to lead the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team to a 65-60 win at Frostburg State University on Saturday in Capital Athletic Conference action.
The Eagles carried a slim lead through much of the early going, after the first basket of the game, a dunk from freshman Lamonte Fields, put UMW ahead. The Bobcats took their first lead at 18-17 on a Royce Hunsicker jumper with 7:15 remaining in the half. The Bobcats ran their lead to four several times, with junior Dylan Farinet making a lay-in at the buzzer to cut UMW's halftime deficit to 33-31.
In the second half, the Bobcats worked the lead on several occasions, but each time the Eagles answered to tie the score. Trailing by three at 43-40 with 14:25 remaining, Farinet hit a three pointer to tie the score, and a three-point play from Armstrong put the Eagles ahead to stay with 10:53 remaining.
UMW went on a 12-0 run, as Fields and Armstrong each made layups before Riester hit a three pointer, then made four straight free throws after a foul and technical on the Bobcats. E.J. Willis hit a free throw to give UMW a 58-45 lead with 6:20 remaining. An 11-0 run by the Bobcats cut the deficit to two at 58-56 with three minutes left, but Riester answered with another three pointer, and UMWmade enough free throws down the stretch for the win.
The Eagles shot 41.5% (22-53) with six three pointers, while the Bobcats shot 40% (20-49) with six three pointers. UMW held a 41-29 advantage in reounds, including a 28-12 margin in the second half.
Fields had eight points, Farinet seven, and Willis six for UMW, who will return to CAC action on Wednesday when they host Salisbury University at 8:00 p.m.