Williams lifts Mids past Army

Navy 3-1 in conference

Villa Julie defeats W. Maryland, 67-59

College Basketball

State

January 25, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Chris Williams led five Mids in double-digit scorers with 19 points as visiting Navy downed Army, 95-89, last night in men's college basketball at Christl Arena in West Point, N.Y.

With the game tied at 77, Williams converted a three-point play and Reggie Skipworth scored to give the Mids (11-7, 3-1 Patriot League) an 82-77 lead. A five-point Navy surge, with three points from Kyle Barker (13) and one each from Williams and Jehiel Lewis, increased Navy's lead to 91-84 with 39 seconds left.

Chris Spatola scored a career-high 29 points for Army (5-12, 0-4).

Jason Jeanpierre and Jehiel Lewis chipped in with 14 each while Francis Ebong contributed 10.

For Army, Charles Woodruff scored 14 points, while Jont Harrell and J.P. Spatola added 11.

Villa Julie 67, Western Maryland 59: The Mustangs (4-13) -- led by Brian Hubbard with 18 points -- knocked off the visiting Green Terror (7-9) for a second time this season in Stevenson.

Villa Julie defeated Western Maryland, 98-80, at Western Maryland's Tipoff Tournament earlier.

The Green Terror suffered its fourth loss in a row, the longest losing streak of the season.

Both teams scored just 26 points in the opening half but, Villa Julie shot 53 percent in the second half to pull away. The Mustangs enjoyed a 40-33 rebounding edge. Alan Hoyt led the Green Terror with 20 points.

Goucher 75, Salisbury State 63: The Gophers (8-9, 3-4) outscored the Sea Gulls (10-6, 5-2), 24-10, at the free-throw line, and made 19-of-22 from the line in the second half in their upset of the team that owned sole possession of first place in the Capital Athletic Conference coming in.

The loss, combined with Mary Washington's 91-66 victory over Gallaudet, dropped the Sea Gulls into a tie for first with the Eagles.

The Gophers' final basket of the contest was a three-pointer by Curtis McNeill with 4:19 remaining that put Goucher ahead 66-54. The Gophers scored their final nine points at the foul line (going 9-for-10 in the final 3:16).

Dwayne George and Thabo Letsebe led the Gophers with 18 points apiece.

Salisbury was led by four players with 11 each -- Babatunde Bandele, Jason Campion, Tony Chiavelli and Josh Merkel.

Women

Washington College 97, Bryn Mawr 20: The Shorewomen (6-9, 2-5) -- led by Katie Piringer (Stone Ridge) with 20 points -- allowed only 41 shots and forced 46 turnovers in a commanding win over the visiting Mawrters (0-16, 0-10) in Centennial Conference action in Chestertown.

Washington College scored 60 points off turnovers. Piringer went eight of 10 from the field. Karen Simos added 14 in the Shorewomen's rout.

Mary Baldwin 67, Hood 51: Lynn Malone and Kim Hughes each scored 16 to power the Fighting Squirrels (6-9, 3-2) past the Blazers (5-11, 1-2) in Atlantic Women's College Conference in Frederick.

Hood's Mandy South led all scorers with 17 and Melissa Kolb added 16.

Navy 72, Army 61: Lisa Steinmetz and Courtney Davidson scored 21 and 20 points respectively to power the Mids (7-11, 2-2) past the Black Knights (13-5, 1-3) in Patriot League action at Christl Arena in West Point, N.Y.

Therese Kelley led Army with 20 points.

Salisbury State 76, Newport News 75: The Sea Gulls (15-2) -- led by Jaime Kohlenstein with 20 points -- extended its winning streak to nine and ended the Builders (15-2) school-record setting winning streak at 11.

Newport News' Sherry Whetsel led all scorers with 22.

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