State basketball: Freshman Knorr leads Navy men past IPFW

November 29, 2012|From Sun staff reports

With the game close in the second half, Navy freshman Kendall Knorr delivered, and he had a perfect night in the process.

Knorr scored 13 of his game-high 15 points in the second half and made all six of his field-goal attempts, including three 3-pointers, as the Midshipmen (4-4) held on for a 54-49 win over Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne on Wednesday at Alumni Hall and surpassed their 2011-12 win total.

IPFW (4-4) cut the lead to one, holding Navy scoreless for nearly seven minutes in the second half, but after Brandon Venturini broke the scoring drought on a fast-break layup and a 3-pointer, Knorr took over.

Knorr scored 13 points in a five-minute span of the second half to give the Midshipmen a 49-36 lead at the 4:30 mark. The Mastodons then went on a 13-3 run, with a 3-pointer by Isaiah McCray whittling the lead to three with 41 seconds left.

A missed Navy shot gave the Mastodons a chance to tie, but the Midshipmen chose to foul McCray and put him on the line. He missed the first of two free throws, and then the Mastodons committed a lane violation.

Navy's Worth Smith made two free throws to put the game out of reach, and as at the end of the first half, the Mastodons made a 3-pointer that came after the buzzer.

Catholic 73, Frostburg State 56: The host Cardinals (4-0) used a 14-4 run over the first five minutes of the second half to take a 48-35 lead over the Bobcats (2-3).

Christian Jackson got the Bobcats as close as they would come with a layup at 11:03 left in the game to cut the lead to 52-47.

Hood 80, Stevenson 66: Cameron Cook (Calvert Hall) had a game-high 24 points to power the visiting Blazers (4-1, 1-0 Middle Atlantic Conference) past the Mustangs (3-1, 0-1).

Alfonzo Hawkins (City) had 17 points for Stevenson.


Towson 58, Coppin State 55: Michelle Peebles scored a career-high 15 points to lead the host Tigers (4-1) past the Eagles (3-3).

Tanisha McTiller added 13 points for Towson, which made five of six free throws in the final 1:29 to seal the win. Peebles added a team-high nine rebounds. Coppin State was led by Leola Spotwood with 13 points and Ashley Craig (Western) with 10.

Howard 40, Loyola 37: In the closing three minutes, Katie Sheahin made two free throws and Kara Marshall made a 3-pointer to get the visiting Greyhounds (2-4) within 39-37 but no closer.

The Bison improved to 3-4.

Alyssa Sutherland led Loyola with 11 points.

George Washington 75, Morgan State 40: The host Bears (3-4) shot 22.6 percent from the field and turned the ball over 14 times in the first half to fall behind 44-14 at the break.

Tracey Carrington (Dunbar) led Morgan State with eight points. Three Colonials (4-2) scored in double digits: Megan Nipe (14) and Danni Jackson and Tara Booker (11 each).

Bucknell 55, Mount St. Mary's 43: The host Bison (4-2) built a 10-point halftime lead and rode out the second half over the Mount (1-4).

Sydney Henderson paced the Mount with 19 points, and Tara Lonergan added eight points in her first start of the season.

Catholic 69, Salisbury 41: The visiting Sea Gulls (1-3) kept it close in the first half, before the Cardinals (5-0) pulled away in the second.

Hood 67, Stevenson 53: Dyanna Prater scored a game-high 19 points and the visiting Blazers (2-2, 1-0 MAC) broke a two-game losing streak.

Kayla Kelly (Centennial) had 12 points for the Mustangs (2-1, 0-1).

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