American U. 65, Md.-Eastern Shore 58

Vlad Moldoveanu shook off foul trouble to score 18 of his

season-high 31 points inside the final 6 minutes to help American

University to a 65-58 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on

Wednesday night.

Moldoveanu, who picked up his second and third fouls early in

the second half, returned as the Hawks tied it at 45. He then hit

an inside basket, three consecutive 3-pointers and seven of 10 foul

shots as the Eagles (3-0) took a 56-50 lead and then held on.

Kevin White scored 19 points for the Hawks (0-3), including two

foul shots to close it to 60-58, as Maryland-Eastern Shore lost its

first nonconference trip to Washington since December 2005.

Stephen Lumpkins added 12 points for American, which led by 11

earlier in the second half.