EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Sam Prescott had 15 points and nine rebounds on Saturday and Mount St. Mary's pulled away from American in the final minutes 68-64.
Taylor Danaher made 4 of 6 free throws in the final 30 seconds the help Mount St. Mary's (1-5) close out the game. The Mount took the lead for good 60-59 with 1:47 to play on Prescott's free throws. The Mountaineers had led most of the game until John Schoof made a jump shot with 5:22 left to give American its first lead since the opening minutes. The teams traded the lead five times over the next four minutes.
American (1-5) trailed 23-9 in the first half, but closed the gap to 33-27 by the half. Jesse Reed led all scorers with 21 points for the Eagles.