State: ODU runs Towson men's losing streak to 38

January 19, 2012|From Sun staff reports

Old Dominion stayed atop the Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball standings by extending Towson's record-setting losing streak Wednesday night. The Monarchs, led by Nick Wright with 13 points, shot 52.7 percent from the field to beat Towson, 71-41.

The Monarchs (11-8, 6-1), who have won five of their past six games, kept pace with CAA co-leader George Mason, which beat Delaware, 89-63.

Robert Nwankwo had 12 points to lead the Tigers (0-19, 0-7), whose Division I losing streak reached 38 games. Nwankwo also had a game-high 10 rebounds, his sixth doubledouble of the season and 15th of his career.

Old Dominion, which came into the game shooting 39.4 percent from the field, connected on 29 of 55 shots against the Tigers. The Monarchs were also 7-for-15 from 3-point range as they beat Towson for the second time in 12 days.

American 67, Navy 60: Charles Hinkle scored 17 points and Daniel Munoz made four free throws in the final 1:06 to lift the visiting Eagles (12-7, 3-1 Patriot League) over the Midshipmen (3-15, 0-4).

American led 38-22 at halftime and by as much as 49-24 after back-to-back 3-pointers by Hinkle and John Schoof.

Navy trimmed the lead to 61-50, then used an 8-1 run to make it 62-58 with 1:15 left. J.J. Avila, who led Navy with 24 points, had six points during the run.

Munoz, who finished with 13 points, then made sank two free throws. After a jumper by Navy's Jordan Sugars, Munoz converted two more for a 66-60 lead with 24 seconds left, and Navy was unable to score again.

American leads its all-time series with Navy 38-37.

McDaniel 54, Gettysburg 50: The visiting Green Terror (5-10, 2-6 Centennial Conference) went 8-for-10 from the free-throw line in the final minute to beat the Bullets (7-9, 4-5).

Louis Sarris-Grau paced McDaniel with a season-best 18 points, and Alex Zurn had 16 for Gettysburg.

Washington College 64, Johns Hopkins 59: The visiting Shoremen (10-6, 6-3 Centennial) made four free throws in the final 18.2 seconds to hold off the Blue Jays (10-5, 6-2).

Kevin Breslin led Washington College with 13 points, and George Bugarinovic and Adam Spengler each had 11 for Hopkins.

St. Mary's 78, Salisbury 75: Devin Spencer (Towson Catholic) scored a game-high 21 points to lead the visiting Seahawks (12-5, 6-2 Capital Athletic Conference) past the Sea Gulls (9-7, 2-6). St. Mary's led by 11 at the half .

Mary Washington 65, Hood 51: The host Eagles (13-4, 8-0 CAC) used runs of 10-0 and 7-0 to pull away from the Blazers (10-6, 2-5). Cameron Cook had 15 points for Hood.

York 59, Stevenson 46: The host Spartans (10-7, 5-3 CAC) won their third straight. Jason Jones had 11 points for the Mustangs (4-12, 1-6).


American 49, Navy 44: The host Eagles (12-6, 4-0 Patriot) held the Mids (9-9, 2-2) scoreless over the final 2:29 and went on a 6-0 run to win.

American held a 25-18 lead over Navy late in the first half before Jade Geif (10points) made a late basket for the Mids to narrow the margin to 25-20 at the break. Geif scored the opening six points of the second half to give Navy a 26-25 lead. The Eagles responded with an 13-2 run that gave them a 36-28 lead with 11:31 left.

Mary Washington 66, Hood 35: Briana Lee scored 12 points in a losing effort for the visiting Blazers (4-12, 0-8 CAC). The Eagles (17-0, 8-0) led 34-13 at halftime and converted 11 Hood turnovers into 15 points.

Salisbury 52, St. Mary's 44: Freshman Anna Hackett scored a game-high 16 points, and the host Sea Gulls (8-7, 6-2) ended a two-game losing streak. Salisbury went on a 19-8 run over the final eight minutes to beat the Seahawks (6-11, 4-4).

York 71, Stevenson 58: The host Spartans (13-3, 7-1 CAC) took a 12-0 lead, and the Mustangs (6-10, 2-6) got no closer than four points. Brittany Hicks had a season-high 19 points for York. Kyarra Harmon had 15 points for Stevenson.

Bridgewater 71, Frostburg State 59: The visiting Eagles (9-5) went on a 16-1 run over the final six minutes to win. Elaina Hummel completed a four-point play for a 52-49 Bobcats lead with 8:41 left. Hummel finished with a game-high 26 points for Frostburg (5-12).

Rosemont 73, Notre Dame (Md.) 34: Sasha Vassel scored 12 points, and the Gators (0-14, 0-9 Colonial States Athletic Association) remained winless. The Ravens (7-8, 3-6) scored the first eight points and led 42-16 at the half.

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