Navy, Davidson rise in overtime to top Air Force

Mids break losing streak

Canisius overcomes UMES

State women

December 30, 2007|By FROM STAFF AND REPORTS

By scoring on five of its final six possessions of overtime, Navy secured a 72-69 victory over Air Force at Alumni Hall yesterday.

Whitney Davidson, who scored 13 points, came up big in the extra period, hitting a three-pointer and two free throws to put the game away for Navy (3-10), which broke a seven-game losing streak. Kim Kreke also hit a big three-pointer with 31 seconds left.

Air Force (6-6) hit 44.4 percent of its shots in taking a 32-23 halftime lead, but was held to 29.6 percent shooting in the second half and 37.1 percent during the overtime period.

Conversely, Navy began the game by connecting on 37.5 percent of its field-goal attempts in the opening 20 minutes, but made 42.9 percent of its shots in the second half and shot 50 percent from the field in overtime.

After being out-rebounded 18-12 in the first half, Navy held a 31-22 advantage in rebounding from the start of the second half through the end of the game. The Mids also converted 22 of 32 free throws, while the Falcons were 14-for-19 from the free-throw line.

Canisius 70, UMES 60 -- Despite double doubles from April McBride and Brittany Adkins, UMES (4-5) lost to Canisius (5-7). McBride finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Adkins added 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Hawks took a 6-0 lead early and were up by 16 at one point in the first half before falling behind. Canisius took the lead for good just five minutes into the second half, courtesy of a 23-5 run.

Mount St. Mary's 56, Fordham 43 -- Tiffany Green scored 15 of her 16 points in the first half, including her 1,000th career point, to lead Mount St. Mary's (3-8) past Fordham (0-12) in the opening round of the Fordham Women's Basketball Holiday Tournament. Freshman Lauren Howell added a career-high 18 points to lead all scorers and fellow freshman Leah Westbrook had seven points and 12 rebounds. Green became the 23rd woman in school history to surpass 1,000 points. She is also ninth on the school's assists list with 305 in her career. The Mount did not score a field goal in the first five minutes, but went on a 24-9 run to take a 37-22 lead at halftime.

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