Lafayette’s Johnson sinks three to hold off Navy
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.