Navy tops Towson to halt 3-game skid

Towson women fall to Georgetown

State

November 30, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Kaleo Kina had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead Navy to a 73-59 win over Towson last night.

Navy (3-6) ended a three-game losing streak and never trailed in a game that was tied just twice.

Towson trailed 51-45 with 10:30 to play, but Navy went on a 10-0 run to put the Tigers away.

Adam Teague added 12 points on four second-half three-pointers and hit back-to-back threes to give Navy its first double-digit lead at 51-41. Then, after Towson closed to within six, Mark Veazey scored twice inside for the Mids to start the 10-0 run.

Teague, who also had eight rebounds and five assists, hit two more three-pointers later in the half to keep Navy's lead in double-digits.

Navy's leading scorer Greg Sprink was held to four points, 15 below his season average, but took four shots.

Towson's Tony Durant had a career-high 13 points. Junior Hairston posted his fifth double double in six games with 10 points and 13 rebounds, 11 on defense. Rocky Coleman added 12 points.

Navy out-rebounded Towson 39-31 and shot 50.9 percent from the floor, including 40 percent on three-pointers. The Mids had 22 assists on their 28 baskets.

The Tigers (3-3) shot 34.5 percent from the field and made three of 14 three-point attempts.

Navy led 34-29 at the half. It scored seven straight points for a 13-5 lead just under six minutes into the game.

Towson fell behind 19-10, but tied it on a 12-3 run as Hairston and Durant scored four each.

Kina put the Mids back in front, hitting a three with 4:15 left as the Mids outscored Towson 12-7 the rest of the half.

Women

Georgetown 67, Towson 57 -- Shanae Baker-Brice had 10 points in a losing effort for the host Tigers (2-2). The Hoyas (4-1) won their fourth straight, led by Jaleesa Butler with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Lafayette 62, Coppin State 56 -- Vanessa Van De Venter scored 24 points and collected 13 rebounds, leading the Leopards (4-3) to a victory over Coppin State (4-5). It ended the Eagles' home winning streak at 22 games.

Goucher 80, Trinity 56 -- Although the Gophers (3-2) never trailed against Trinity, the Tigers (1-5) were only three points behind midway through the second half before Goucher scored 12 unanswered points. Shadae Swan scored a game-high 21 points for Goucher.

College of Notre Dame 59, Rosemount 55 -- Sasha Matthew made a jumper and two free throws with 13 seconds left to lift the host Gators (3-3, 1-0 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference) over the Ramblers (1-3, 0-1).

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