Bethune-Cookman 95, Howard 91
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ LaMont Parrish scored 31 points, including 12 in the final seven minutes, as Bethune-Cookman erased a 10-point deficit and beat Howard 95-91 Monday night.
Parrish, a 6-5 senior from Detroit, reached the 30-point mark for the third time in four games as the Wildcats (9-12, 7-6 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) posted a season sweep over the Bison (9-14, 8-4) for the first time in school history.
Howard, which had led 42-40 at halftime, was ahead 76-66 with 7:30 remaining in the game before Parrish triggered the Wildcat rally by converting a pair of 3-point plays on a 13-1 rally. Bethune-Cookman took a 79-77 lead on Mario Miller’s basket with 5:02 left.
Howard’s Phil Chenier tied the game at 79 with two free throws at the 4:30 mark, but the Wildcats scored eight unanswered points to make it 87-79 with 2:18 left.
Howard, which hit only five free throws in a seven-minute span, outscored the Wildcats 10-4 to narrow the margin to 93-91 on two Anthony Brown free throws with 12.9 seconds left. But the Wildcats, after missing two of six free throws, sealed the game when Jaime Grant hit two free throws.
Latroy Strong scored 19 points for Bethune-Cookman. Grant finished with 13 points, while Miller had 11 and Johnny McClendon 10.
Art Turley led Howard with 22 points, followed by Tommy Brown with 19. Art Crowder added 17 and Craig Brown 14.