Morgan St. 83, Manhattan 74

Reggie Holmes scored 28 points and Morgan State held off

Manhattan 83-74 on Saturday.

Troy Smith came off the bench to score 15 points, and Kevin

Thompson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Bears (6-4).

The Bears led 33-28 at halftime and never trailed in the second

half. Leading 50-49 with 9:38 to play, the Bears went on a 9-0 run

to put the game out of reach, capped by a jumper by Joe Davis for a

59-49 lead with 8:17 to play. The Bears built their largest lead at

78-65 with 1:18 to play on a pair of free throws by Troy Smith.

Morgan State shot 46.2 percent from the field (24 of 52) while

the Jaspers shot 37.1 percent (23 of 62).

The Jaspers (5-5), who have lost four of their past five games,

were led by Darryl Crawford with 24 points. Lawrence Jolicouer

added 15 points, Antoine Pearson had 12, and Rico Pickett and

Brandon Adams had 10 each.