Delaware beats Mount in OT on five free throws in last :57

South Carolina holds Navy to fewest points since '79

State men

November 22, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

David Lunn hit two free throws with 57 seconds left in overtime as Delaware downed host Mount St. Mary's, 75-72, at Knott Arena in men's college basketball last night.

The Mount (0-3) lost its second straight overtime game despite 30 points from leading scorer Landy Thompson (Spalding).

Lunn's free throws gave the Blue Hens (1-0) a 70-68 lead. Delaware went on to hit five of six from the line to extend the lead to 75-72 with 14 seconds left.

The Mount inbounded the ball, but Delaware was able to force a loose ball on the play. Mount St. Mary's point guard Chris Sumner collected the loose ball and found Antonio Johnson in the corner, but he was not able to get a shot off before the final buzzer.

Mount St. Mary's tied the game with four seconds left in regulation when Charles Cook made a three-pointer from the top of the key.

South Carolina 73, Navy 40: Mike Boynton scored 15 points to lead five teammates in double figures, and the host Gamecocks (3-0) forced 30 turnovers.

The 40 points were the fewest scored by Navy since Feb. 10, 1979 - a stretch of 729 games - when the Mids lost at Penn State, 43-40.

It was also the worst loss since Nov. 22, 1999, when Navy lost to another Dave Odom-coached club, Wake Forest by 90-55.

Johns Hopkins 59, St. Mary's 55: Frank Mason hit two free throws with eight seconds left to break a tie as the Blue Jays won in the opening round of their invitational.

Danny Nawrocki added two free throws with three seconds left to seal the win.

Johns Hopkins (1-0) advances to today's 8 p.m. championship against North Carolina Wesleyan. St. Mary's plays Stevens Tech in the 6 p.m. consolation.

Washington College 93, St. Joseph's (N.Y.) 80: The Shoremen (1-0) trailed 73-72 with 3:51 remaining in the game before going on a 14-4 run and leading by at least eight points the rest of the way in the first-round win in the Aircast Tip-Off Classic at Rutgers-Newark.

Frostburg State 79, Waynesburg 74: The Bobcats (1-0) - led by Myro Small with 16 points - edged the visiting Yellow Jackets (0-1) in the opening round of their Tip-Off Tournament at Bobcat Arena.

Frostburg faces Bridgewater in today's 4 p.m. championship; Waynesburg plays Salisbury in the 2 p.m. consolation.

Bridgewater 88, Salisbury 79: Ricky Easterling (Dundalk), Harry Moore and Josh Maupin combined for 61 points to power the Eagles (1-0) past the Sea Gulls (0-1) in the opening round of the Frostburg State Tip-Off Tournament.

Segun Odumeru led Salisbury with 15.

Mary Washington 82, Villa Julie 77: Mike Kastanakis scored a game-high 32 points in a losing effort for the visiting Mustangs (0-1).

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