State basketball roundup: Towson men fall to Stephen F. Austin

Navy women lose to Princeton

December 07, 2013|Sports Xchange

A hot shooting night couldn't overcome carelessness with the basketball for Towson as the Tigers fell to host Stephen F. Austin, 79-69, in the Lumberjack E-Tech Classic on Friday in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Towson (6-3) led 59-51 on a free throw by guard Four McGlynn with 8:56 to play but turned the ball over on five of its next eight possessions. It didn't score again from the field for five minutes as the Lumberjacks (7-2) went on a 14-1 run to take the lead.

A layup by Towson forward Rafael Guthrie cut Stephen F. Austin's margin to 65-62, but three consecutive Lumberjacks baskets combined with back-to-back Tigers turnovers put the game out of reach.

Princeton 73, Navy 57: The Tigers (4-4) made 50percent of their shots from the field in each half to defeat the host Mids (7-3) .

"I credit Princeton," Navy coach Stefanie Pemper said. "They shot really, really well and played well and were really tough defensively."

Princeton, winners of the past four Ivy league titles, went on an 11-0 run to take a 15-5 lead eight minutes into the game.

percent from the field (16-for-32) and limited the Mids to 30percent shooting (9-for-30) from the field, including four of 15 (26.7 percent) from 3-point range. Princeton held advantages over Navy in points scored in the paint (20-4), fast-break points (10-2) and points scored after turnovers (9-3) during the first 20 minutes.

M.L. Morrison paced Navy with 11 points, Sarita Condie scored 10 points and Kara Pollinger had nine points and four assists.

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