BALTIMORE (AP) — Marcus Rouse scored 17 points and Stony Brook held on to defeat Maryland-Baltimore County 64-56 on Sunday in the America East Conference opener for both teams.

The Seawolves (6-6) led 34-21 at halftime and maintained a double-digit advantage for the first 3 minutes of the second half.

Though the Retrievers (1-13) rallied to within one point on two occasions — on Adrian Satchell’s layup with 11:40 left and Jamar Wertz’ 3-pointer with 3:53 to go — they were unable to take the lead or pull even.

In fact, UMBC led only once — on Travis King’s 3-pointer only 64 seconds into the game.

Danny Carter, Stony Brook’s only other player to score in double figures, came up with 3-pointers both times UMBC pulled to within one. He finished with 10 points.

Chris De La Rosa led UMBC with 16 points. King added 13 points and Wertz had 10.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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