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Mount St. Mary's holds on for 2nd win, beats American 56-55

WASHINGTON (AP) Malik Jefferson hit a jump shot in the final minutes to give Mount St. Mary's enough cushion to hold off American 56-55 on Tuesday night for its second win this season.

Jefferson's jumper gave the Mountaineers a 56-53 lead. American's Josh Alexander made two free throws to close to the final score with 41 seconds left. Marvin Bragg stole the ball with six seconds left to give the Eagles a chance to take the win, but Sa'eed Nelson missed a layup. Omar Habwe grabbed the rebound to seal the win for Mount St. Mary's (2-9) which has won two straight after opening 0-9.

Jefferson finished with 12 points and a Division I program-record 20 rebounds. He had 12 offensive boards.

Mount St. Mary's took a 29-22 lead into the break and remained out front until a Nelson jump shot tied it at 35-35 with 13:37 remaining. Jefferson answered with a jumper, Nana Opoku followed with a jump shot and Vado Morse drove for a layup for a 41-35 advantage. The Eagles fought back to tie but could never take the lead.

Nelson had 23 points for American (5-4).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Mt St Mary's 2-9 292756
home team logo American 5-4 223355
Team Stats
away team logo Mt St Mary's 2-9 67.5 PPG 36.3 RPG 11.4 APG
home team logo American 5-4 72.0 PPG 36.7 RPG 13.4 APG
Key Players
0
V. Morse 14.7 PPG 2.6 RPG 2.9 APG 41.7 FG%
0
S. Nelson 19.8 PPG 5.6 RPG 5.2 APG 50.8 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB