Lafayette’s John­son sinks three to hold off Navy

The Washington Post Sunday - - COURTSIDE - FROM NEWS SER­VICES AND STAFF RE­PORTS

Tony John­son nailed a tiebreak­ing three-pointer and made two free throws in the fi­nal minute to help Lafayette hold off vis­it­ing Navy, 76-73, in Pa­triot League play on Satur­day.

With the score tied at 66, John­son hit a three with 55 sec­onds re­main­ing to put the Leop­ards (7-11, 2-1) in front, 69-66. O. J. Av­woro an­swered with a layup to pull the Mid­ship­men (5-14, 0-3) within one with 32 sec­onds left.

AMER­I­CAN 66, COL­GATE 57: Vlad Moldoveanu scored 26 points and grabbed nine re­bounds as the Ea­gles de­feated the Raiders in­Hamil­ton, N.Y.

Amer­i­can (12-6, 2-1 Pa­triot League) took charge in the sec­ond half with an 8-0 run. Moldoveanu started it with a three-pointer at 12 min­utes 37 sec­onds and ended it two min­utes later with a pair of free throws with 10:26 left.

That gave the Ea­gles a 43-35 lead, and even though the Raiders (1-15, 0-3) twice pulled to within two, they came no closer and suf­fered their fourth straight loss.

It was the 11th time this sea­son thatMoldoveanu, the Pa­triot League’s sec­ond-lead­ing scorer, had at least 20 points in a game. That helped Amer­i­can beat Col­gate for the 19th time in 23 meet­ings.

N.C. A&T 78, HOWARD 65: Thomas Cole­man scored 17 points and pulled down 11 re­bounds to lead the vis­it­ing Ag­gies over the Bi­son in aMid-East­ern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence game.

Cole­man scored 13 of his 17 in the open­ing half asNorth Carolina A&T (8-9, 3-1) shot 50 per­cent from the floor (13 for 26) and led 40-30 at the break.

Marc Hill had a game-high 20 points and Nic Simp­son added 15 for North Carolina A&T, which over­came 15 turnovers to win its third game in its last four.

Dadrian Collins hit a jumper less than a minute into the sec­ond half to pull the Bi­son (2-14, 0-4) within 40-34, but that was as close as they would get.

Collins fin­ished with 17 points, Kyle Ri­ley added 13 and An­ton Dick­er­son 12 for the Bi­son, who have lost six straight.

AU women add to streak

Amer­i­can ex­tended its win­ning streak to 11, match­ing a school record set in 2007-08, with a 66-59 home win over Col­gate.

Alexis Dobbs led the Ea­gles (13-4, 3-0 Pa­triot League) with a ca­reer-high 18 points and added five as­sists and a pair of steals.

GE­ORGE­TOWN 49, PROV­I­DENCE 45: Mon­ica McNutt had 17 points and a ca­reer-high 11 re­bounds to record her first dou­ble-dou­ble of the sea­son and lead the No. 18 Hoyas past the Fri­ars in Prov­i­dence, R.I.

It was Ge­orge­town’s ninth straight win over Prov­i­dence.

The Hoyas (14-4, 2-2 Big East) won de­spite a sea­son-low four points from Sugar Rogers, last year’s Big East fresh­man of the year.

Mi­randa Tate scored 15 points, in­clud­ing three three-point­ers, for Prov­i­dence (8-8, 1-3) be­fore leav­ing in the sec­ond half with an an­kle in­jury.

ST. BON­AVEN­TURE 72, GE­ORGE WASHINGTON 48: The Bon­nies poured in a sea­son-high 11 three-point­ers to help send the Colo­nials to their sev­enth straight loss over­all and their third con­sec­u­tive de­feat at home.

Danni Jack­son scored a teamhigh 10 points for Ge­orge Washington (5-11, 0-2 At­lantic 10) but just one point came in the sec­ond half.

Jes­sica Jenk­ins paced St. Bon­aven­ture (12-6, 2-1) with 16 points as she went 5 for 7 from be­yond the arc.

HOWARD 69, N.C. A&T 53: The Lady Bi­son (4-12, 1-3) snapped a seven-game los­ing skid with a vic­tory over the vis­it­ing Ag­gies.

Howard’s 69 points were a sea­son high and in­cluded 27 points off North Carolina A&T (6-8, 3-1 Mid-East­ern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) turnovers.

NAVY 61, LAFAYETTE 52: Se­nior Cassie Conse­dine led the Mid­ship­men with a game-high 18 points as Navy (10-7, 3-0 Pa­triot League) claimed its fourth win in a row.

LaKeishaWright led the Leop­ards (7-11, 0-3) but they were un­able to over­come a poor shoot­ing night in which they con­verted just 30.5 per­cent of their shots.

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