State basketball: Navy men top UMBC, end Retrievers' OT streak, 73-58

Mount St. Mary's defeats American, 68-64

November 24, 2013|From Sun staff reports

After playing four straight overtime games to tie an NCAA record, UMBC had a chance to make history Saturday night at Navy. But the Midshipmen didn't cooperate.

Navy led all the way as forward Worth Smith scored 15 points in a dominating, 73-58 victory.

With the victory, Navy (3-3) is off to its best start since the 2008-09 season, when it opened 7-1.

Navy's win was paved by a 45-33 advantage in rebounding.

UMBC (2-4) was led by reserve Chase Plummer, who had 11 points and seven rebounds, both team highs.

Mount St. Mary's 68, American 64: Kristijan Krajina scored the go-ahead basket with just over a minute left for the host Mount (1-5).

Rashad Whack led the Mount with 17 points.

With the Mountaineers up 60-59, Krajina made a hook shot with 1:11 left to give them a three-point advantage. After a defensive stop, Whack was fouled with 34 seconds left, and he made both free throws to extend the lead to 64-59.

After a pair of free throws by American's Darius Gardner, the Mount's Taylor Danaher converted four of six at the foul line over the final 26 seconds to preserve the victory.

Whack, Sam Prescott and Julian Norfleet combined to score 47 points for the Mount.

Division II and III men: Pressure defense by Bowie State (3-3) led to an 81-61 victory over Concordia (0-7). Brian Freeman led Bowie with 13 points. ... Griffin Schamp made the winning layup with three seconds left as Birmingham-Southern (3-1) won, 70-69, over host Stevenson (2-1) at the Hoopsville Classic. Larry Thomas made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for the Panthers. Justin Kuntz (Glen Burnie) had 15 points for Stevenson. ... Jimmy Hammer scored 24 points to power host Johns Hopkins (2-2, 1-0 Centennial) to a 90-56 win over Ursinus (1-3, 0-1). ... Pat Morgan had 21 points and host Washington College (1-2, 1-0 Centennial) used a 7-0 run in overtime to win, 104-99, over Muhlenberg (3-1, 0-1). ... Jabari Kamau (Academy for College and Career Exploration) scored 19 points, but host Frostburg State (0-4) lost, 80-74, to Virginia Wesleyan (3-0). ... Host McDaniel (1-2, 0-1 Centennial) failed to protect a second-half lead and lost, 66-61, to Franklin & Marshall (2-2, 1-0). ... Jesse Mondry had 20 points, but visiting Goucher (2-2) lost, 101-72, to Ferrum (3-1).

Division I women: Jessica Long made a layup at the buzzer as host UMES (3-2) won, 93-91, in overtime over George Mason (3-2). Long finished with a game-high 27 points and scored nine of her team's 18 points in overtime. ... Host Mount St. Mary's (2-4), led by Sydney Henderson with 27 points, went on a 7-0 run over the closing 1:14 to win, 68-64, against Campbell (3-2). ... Marvadene Anderson made a layup with five minutes left to give visiting Pittsburgh (3-2) the lead for good and the Panthers won, 60-54, over Loyola Maryland (1-4). Pittsburgh scored six of the last eight points. Kara Marshall led the Greyhounds (1-4) with 20 points. ... Visiting UMBC (1-4) was outrebounded 48-29, committed 17 turnovers and lost, 51-39, to Robert Morris (3-1). Sara Tarbert had eight points for UMBC.

Division II and III women: Ashley Castle made a short jumper just inside the foul line with 3.3 seconds left to lift visiting Bowie State (3-0) to a 70-68 win over Felician (1-5). Castle and Brooke Miles each had 14 points. ... Fatu Conteh scored 21 points and host Johns Hopkins (3-1, 2-0 Centennial Conference) won, 70-58, over Ursinus (2-2, 1-1). ... McDaniel (4-0) scored the first 19 points of the game and won, 80-25, over Bryn Mawr (1-2). Alyssa March (Fallston) had 14 points for the Green Terror. ... Leanna Tallmy (18 points) converted a three-point play with 1:04 left in overtime to give Muhlenberg (4-0, 2-0 Centennial) the lead for good as it won, 76-75, over Washington College (0-3, 0-1). Latisha Pledger ... Sharnell Huff had a game-high 20 points, but Goucher (2-2) didn't score for 81/2minutes in the first half and lost, 82-64, to Randolph (4-0). ... Sophie Pruden scored a game-high 27 points but host St. Mary's (0-3) lost, 83-79, to Shenandoah (1-3). ... Simone Wise had 20 points to lead host Frostburg State (1-3) to an 83-66 victory over Pittsburgh-Greensburg (1-3).

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