American men top Navy in 2 OTs, 80-77

Towson, UMBC men win

Hopkins women lose

February 25, 2010|By From Sun staff and news services

Vlad Moldoveanu had 19 points and scored the go-ahead layup as American University defeated Navy, 80-77, in double overtime on Wednesday night.

The Eagles (9-19, 6-7 Patriot League) overcame a five-point deficit in the second overtime with 3:16 left. Moldoveanu scored with 15 seconds remaining, then Daniel Munoz hit two free throws with seven seconds left. Navy's Jordan Sugars missed a 3-point attempt with three seconds to go.

The Midshipmen (13-15, 7-6) trailed by 12 early in the second half, but rallied to force overtime on O.J. Avworo's 3-point play.

The first overtime was tied twice. Sugars hit a jumper with two seconds to go, but Joe Hill tied it at the buzzer.

Chris Harris scored 30 and Sugars had 25 for Navy.

Towson 83, William & Mary 77: Troy Franklin scored 27 points to lead the Tigers (8-20, 5-12 Colonial Athletic Association) over the host Tribe (19-9, 11-6).

Franklin went 10-for-10 from the free throw line and had seven assists as the Tigers, who shot 57.7 percent from the field (15 of 26) in the second half, won for the first time in three games.

Towson went on a 10-2 run late in the second half to take a 72-64 lead on RaShawn Polk's 3-pointer with 3:13 remaining.

David Schneider's 3-pointer cut the deficit to 76-73 with 1:08 remaining, but Franklin scored six consecutive points for an 82-73 lead with 27 seconds left.

UMBC 79, New Hampshire 50: Chris De La Rosa scored 23 points and dished out seven assists to lead the visiting Retrievers (4-25, 3-13 America East Conference) to a rout over the Wildcats (11-16, 5-10).

Chauncey Gilliam had 11 points, 10 rebounds with four assists for UMBC, which ended a three-game losing streak. Brian Neller also had 11 points.

Matt Spadafora, Robbie Jackson and Shawn Grant each finished with 10 points for the Retrievers.

Women
Dickinson 64, Johns Hopkins 44: The Blue Jays (15-10) were defeated in the first round of the Centennial Conference tournament.

Junior Alesha Sisco led all scorers with 25 points and added 13 rebounds and seven steals for the Red Devils (17-8), who will play Muhlenberg on Saturday.

Off the court
Men: Bowie State senior forward Duke Crews, who averaged 16.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots, was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year. Bulldogs sophomore center Travis Hyman (Old Mill) was named Defensive Player of the Year. ... Johns Hopkins senior guard Pat O'Connell (Loyola) was named to the All-Centennial Conference second team.

Women: Bowie State junior forward Teaunsha Robinson (Poly) and senior guard Bianca Lee were named to the All-CIAA team.

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