KUTZTOWN, PA., DEC. 8 -- Marty Eggleston scored 28 points as host Kutztown University handed the University of the District of Columbia its first loss of the season, 93-87, tonight before 2,500.
UDC is 5-1.
Eggleston a 7-foot center, also got help from Maurice Williams, a 6-5 forward who had 24 points and 14 rebounds as Kutztown improved to 3-2.
Kutztown led, 47-45, at halftime and went on a 15-5 surge midway through the second half to take a 70-58 lead.
Lyndon DeBellotte, who led UDC with 28 points, helped the Firebirds close to 86-80 with 2:58 remaining.
But the Golden Bears' guard, Butch Hills, was fouled shortly thereafter and hit two free throws to enable Kutztown to pull ahead by eight, and UDC never really threatened after that. Kutztown made 17 of 21 field goal attempts in the second half and scored 46 points after intermission.
DeBellotte hit seven of 14 three-point shots and had help from 6-8 teammate forward Richard McLean, who finished with 17 points.
UDC will play North Carolina Central Thursday in Durham.
UMBC 85, American 70:
After a tightly contested first half, which left the game tied at 32, UMBC's Larry Simmons scored 21 of his career-high 27 points in the second half to lead Maryland-Baltimore County (2-2) to the nonconference victory.
With 12:24 remaining in the game, Simmons scored his fifth three-point goal of the second half to begin an 11-2 run that allowed UMBC to establish a 63-53 lead.
By the 8:53 mark, UMBC had increased its lead to 13, and continued to score from the field. Simmons went seven for eight from the three-point line, increasing UMBC's team total to 13-17 on the night.
Mike Sampson led American with 19 points, while Reggie Truit scored 17 and Kenny Reynolds had 16 points and nine rebounds for UMBC.
Catholic 69, Christopher Newport 66:
Junior guard Ken Wills scored 20 points and stole an inbounds pass with six seconds remaining to help the Cardinals (4-2) preserve their victory over Christopher Newport at Catholic's DuFour Center.
Junior forward Kevin Morrison helped Catholic's cause by scoring 11 points and grabbing 13 rebounds as the Cardinals won their fourth consecutive game.
Sophomore Troy Wright led Christopher Newport with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Harford 83, Mont.-Germantown 80:
Tom Lawson scored 24 points as the Aberdeen, Md., school beat Montgomery-Germantown in overtime. Chris Doneski had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Montgomery-Germantown (2-3).