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.