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Men’s Hoops Falls to Ursinus in HSC Classic Consolation

Thursday, December 30, 2010
Hampden-Sydney, Va. – Marymount University’s men’s basketball team fell 80-73 to Ursinus in the consolation game of The Car Coop/Weenie Miller Memorial Holiday Hoops Tournament on Thursday.

Junior forward Tarek Ammoury earned All-Tournament Team accolades after scoring a game-high 29 points to go with eight rebounds in his season debut for the Saints (2-10). Freshman Reed Scott added 14 points and seven boards while senior Stephen Simoneau chipped in 12 points.

The Bears opened the game on an 11-4 run over the first five and a half minutes of play before MU battled back to tie things up at 11-11. Trading leads and ties the rest of the frame, Simoneau knocked down a three-pointer at the buzzer the give the Saints a 44-41 lead going into halftime.

Coming out of the break, Ursinus jumped out on a 12-2 run to go up seven at 53-46 with 14:11 to play. Pulling ahead by as many as nine in the stanza, Bears would see their lead trimmed down to just one on Ammoury layups at the seven and six minute marks.

A 10-0 run by UC pushed its to double-figures again over the next three minutes to put the game away as the Saints couldn’t get within less than two possessions the rest of the way.

Five Bears scored in double-figures led by Matt Hilton and Jon Ward with 19 points each while Jesse Krasna added 14. Kevin Janowski and Matt Donahue chipped in 10 apiece.

Marymount returns to action after the New Year as it hosts St. Mary’s (Md.) in Capital Athletic Conference play on January 5 at 8 p.m.