Scores

Final

Longwood 76

(0-7, 0-4 away)

Howard 86

(2-3, 1-1 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 4, 2004

    Burr Gymnasium, Washington, District of Columbia

    1 2 T
    LONG 37 3976
    HOW 44 4286

    Top Performers

    Longwood: M. Sumter 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Howard: L. Ford 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 5 Stl

    Howard 86, Longwood 76

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Louis Ford saved 13 of his 15 second half points for the last three minutes, and Will Gant added a career-high 24 points, leading Howard to a 86-76 win over Longwood College Saturday afternoon.

    Howard (2-3) held leads of 11 points twice in the second half, but both times Longwood (0-7) rallied on the scoring of Brandon Giles and Michael Jefferson. The Lancers cut the deficit to 71-68 with 3:00 remaining. That's when Ford took over.

    The junior from Cambridge, Mass. hit a 3-pointer, converted on four of four from the free throw line and added three more baskets to help the Bison forge to a 15-8 run.

    Equally important for Howard were several key baskets from Gant who was 10 for 10 at the free throw line.

    Longwood, which starts two freshmen, two sophomores, and a junior played strong for such a young team, but mistakes and mental lapses kept them from their first win.

    Maurice Sumter led the Lancers with 19 points, while Jefferson and Giles contributed 18 and 13 respectively.

    ^

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LONG
    HOW
    Points 76 86
    FG Made-Attempted 26-62 (.419) 27-71 (.380)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 5-20 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 27-35 (.771)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 10

    2004-05 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Dec 4, 2004 @HOW 86, LONG 76Recap
    Dec 18, 2004 @LONG 75, HOW 69Recap