Bucknell drops Navy out of tie for first, 56-51

Loyola women win, 75-73, on layup at buzzer

State

February 01, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Jake Ramage scored seven straight in a 15-2 run as Bucknell ended Navy's four-game winning streak yesterday, 56-51, in Lewisburg, Pa.

The loss dropped the Midshipmen (16-5, 5-2) out of a tie for the lead with Lafayette in the Patriot League and into a three-way tie for second with Bucknell and Colgate.

Navy, led by Chris Williams' 17 points, took a 38-34 lead with 9: 30 to play. Then Ramage scored twice to tie the score and ignite Bucknell (10-11, 5-2).

He hit a three-pointer at 7: 49 to put the Bison ahead for good, 41-38.

Northeastern 71, Towson 70: Harold Miller made a 12-foot jumper with six seconds left to propel the host Huskies (7-12, 4-7) past the Tigers (5-15, 4-8) in an America East game.

Brian Barber had a chance to win the game for Towson at the buzzer, but his 17-footer from the right landed short.

Pete Mauro's 21 points led the Tigers, who failed to hold a 14-point lead in the second half.

Women

Loyola 75, Canisius 73: Corey Hewitt's layup at the buzzer lifted the visiting Greyhounds in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.

The Golden Griffins (7-13, 5-7) tied the game at 73 on a three-pointer by Tricia Breznitsky with just over a minute left. Canisius regained possession with 34 seconds left but couldn't get off a shot, setting up Hewitt's winning basket.

Loyola (14-5, 7-4) trailed 45-36 at halftime before using a 19-10 run early in the second half to tie the game at 55.

Mary Anne Kirsch led Loyola with 16 points.

Marymount 83, Villa Julie 44: Kristin McGrory's 15 points led four double-digit scorers as the Saints overwhelmed the host Mustangs in a Capital Athletic Conference game. Nancy Zentz led Villa Julie with 16 points.

Pub Date: 2/01/99

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