UMBC holds off UMES rally, 77-73
Navy men, UMBC women cruise
Will Darley scored 24 points and made 5 of 6 3-pointers, Jarius Lyles scored 23 points and had six assists, and the UMBC men’s basketball team held off host UMES, 77-73, on Sunday.
Leading 35-32 at halftime, the Retrievers led by as many as nine points in the second half before the Hawks made a run. Tyler Jones’ 3-pointer with 9 seconds left cut the margin to 75-71 and UMES was forced to foul. Lyles sealed the game with a free throw.
Arkel Lamal had eight rebounds for UMBC (2-0), which was held to 37 percent shooting from the field (22-for-60) but made 25 of 34 free throws (74 percent).
Jones scored 28 points on 11-for-14 shooting for UMES (0-2). Bakari Copeland scored 11 points and had 12 rebounds, Logan McIntosh added 13 points and nine assists, and Dontae Caldwell had 10 points.
NAVY 74, WASHINGTON COLLEGE 47: Tim Abruzzo led all scorers with a career-high 21 points and the host Midshipmen shot 51 percent from the field in a victory over the Division III Shoremen.
Washington College avoided a loss — Division III programs cannot play official games until Tuesday — and was able to prepare for its season against a much taller Navy squad that outrebounded the Shoremen 44-17. Washington College’s full-court press, however, was able to force 23 turnovers by Navy.
Nourse Fox made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points for the Mids (1-1), who were without starter Shawn Anderson, who sat out with a lower leg injury.
TOWSON 67, GEORGE MASON 61: William Adala Moto and Mike Morsell combined to score 43 points, and the visiting Tigers (1-0) used a late surge to beat the Patriots (0-1) on Saturday night.
George Mason held a 31-30 lead at halftime, but Eddie Keith II’s jumper with 8:29 left gave Towson the lead for good, 47-46.