Navy men top Penn, 76-65

college basketball

Kina scores 28 as Mids go to 7-1 - best start since 1983-84 season

December 06, 2008|By From Sun staff and news services

Kaleo Kina scored 28 points and Chris Harris had 18 to lead Navy to a 76-65 victory over Pennsylvania last night in Philadelphia.

Adam Teague added 10 points for Navy (7-1), which is off to its best start since the 1983-84 season.

Brennan Votel scored 14 points and Jack Eggleston had 13 for the Quakers (1-6).

The Midshipmen went on a 16-3 run at the start of the second half, capped by a three-pointer by Teague that gave Navy its biggest lead at 51-33. Penn closed to 67-58 on a three-pointer by Votel with 2:43 to play, but Harris hit two free throws and Kaleo had a runner in the lane to put the game out of reach.

The first half had five lead changes before Navy moved ahead 33-26 on a three-pointer by Harris.

The Mids led 35-28 at halftime after holding the Quakers to 11-for-28 shooting and forcing eight turnovers.

Women

No. 14 Auburn 119, Sam Houston State 54: : Whitney Boddie had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists for her first career triple double, and the host Tigers (9-0) routed the Bearkats (1-7).

Auburn set a school record for points in a game and shot 62 percent.

No. 23 Xavier 69, Akron 44: : Ta'Shia Phillips had 14 points and 11 rebounds and April Phillips added 12 points and 12 rebounds to give the Musketeers (7-2) their fifth straight win as well as their fifth in a row over the visiting Zips (2-5).

Loyola 78, Manhattan 65:: The Greyhounds (5-2, 1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) shot 65.4 percent from the field in their win over the host Jaspers (2-6, 0-1).

Siobhan Prior led all scorers with a career-high 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting, and Ashley Alexander matched her career best with 15 points.

Kaitlin Grant recorded her second double double in a row with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Greyhounds, and reserve Melissa Bangay set a career high with eight points.

Pennsylvania 61, Navy 58:: Sarah Bucar scored all 16 of her points in the second half, including the go-ahead layup with 19 seconds remaining, and the Quakers (1-6) earned their first win of the season by defeating the visiting Midshipmen (4-6).

Angela Meyers had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Navy.

Shenandoah 74, College of Notre Dame 66: : A 9-2 run midway through the second half helped the Hornets (3-3) defeat the visiting Gators (3-4).

Notre Dame's Ronda Shelly (Woodlawn) had 22 points and 11 rebounds.

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