Phil Ben­der game is a suc­cess for Amer­i­can


Stephen Lump­kins scored 21 points and Amer­i­can jumped ahead early in a 73-60 vic­tory over Lafayette on Satur­day be­fore 2,989 in the an­nual Phil Ben­der game at Ben­der Arena.

Vlad Moldoveanu added 17 points and Troy Brewer scored 13 points for the Ea­gles (15-7, 5-2 Pa­triot League), who took sole pos­ses­sion of sec­ond place in the con­fer­ence.

Jared Mintz scored 12 points for the Leop­ards (8-14, 3-4), who suf­fered their 13th de­feat in a row against Amer­i­can.

Lafayette’s Jim Mower sank a three-pointer to close what was a 19-point deficit to 69-60 with one minute to play. Amer­i­can hit its last four free throws and nine of its fi­nal 10 to seal the vic­tory.

NAVY 81, COL­GATE 78: In Hamil­ton, N.Y., Jor­dan Sug­ars scored 22 points and Greg Brown added 20 as the Mid­ship­men edged Col­gate in dou­ble over­time to win their third game in a row. Sug­ars’s three-point play 22 sec­onds into the sec­ond over­time put Navy (8-15, 3-4 Pa­triot League) ahead to stay. Sug­ars made two free throws for the fi­nal mar­gin.

HOWARD 77, MARY­LANDEASTERN SHORE 73: Kyle Ri­ley scored 22 points and the Bi­son (3-17, 1-7 Mid-East­ern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) won at home to break a nine-game los­ing steak. The 77 points were the most for the Bi­son since they scored 82 points in a win over Nor­folk State on Jan. 18, 2010.

Ge­orge­town women win

Af­ter lead­ing her team to a win over Se­ton Hall, Ge­orge­town’s Adria Craw­ford looked more like a boxer than a col­lege bas­ket­ball player.

“She’s our hus­tle player and just goes af­ter it all the time. She’s afraid of noth­ing,” Ge­orge­town Coach Terri Wil­liamsFlournoy said af­ter the 19thranked Hoyas beat the Pi­rates, 59-41, in South Orange, N. J., to earn their third straight vic­tory.

Craw­ford, who scored 14 points and pulled down nine re­bounds, had a golf ball-sized knot over her right eye at game’s end, while the rest of her face ap­peared bat­tered and bruised.

Tia Magee and Sugar Rodgers both added 13 points for Ge­orge­town (17-5, 5-3 Big East) while Mon­ica McNutt scored 11.

Ge­orge­town took con­trol of the game early, as Se­ton Hall (7-14, 0-8) hit just 29 per­cent from the floor.

HOWARD 35, MARY­LANDEASTERN SHORE 33: Tamo­ria Holmes scored 16 points, Saa­dia Doyle grabbed 10 re­bounds to reach 500 for her ca­reer and the Bi­son (7-14, 4-4 MEAC) won at home de­spite the low­est scor­ing out­put of their sea­son.

AMER­I­CAN 66, LAFAYETTE 51: Stephanie Anya recorded a ca­reer-best 16 points for the vis­it­ing Ea­gles (15-6, 5-2 Pa­triot League), and Alexis Dobbs added 13 — all in the sec­ond half — to help lead a late charge. Ni­cole Ryan had 12 points, giv­ing her 1,000 points for her ca­reer.

LA SALLE 73, GE­ORGE WASHINGTON 64: The Colo­nials re­mained win­less in the At­lantic 10 af­ter los­ing in Philadel­phia. Tiana My­ers had 23 points and 12 re­bounds to lead GW(5-15, 0-6 At­lantic 10).

COL­GATE 59, NAVY 55: The host Mid­ship­men made only 33.8 per­cent of their field goals and as a re­sult suf­fered their first Pa­triot League loss. Cassie Conse­dine led Navy (13-8, 6-1 Pa­triot) with 14 points.

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