Black Knights sti­fle Navy women again

UMBC men con­tinue hot stretch

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL - By Mike Morea

There is some­thing about the Army West Point women’s bas­ket­ball team’s zone defense that be­fud­dles Navy.

Af­ter Navy coach Stefanie Pem­per said her team han­dled the zone well in Wed­nes­day’s Pa­triot League loss to Holy Cross, the Mids couldn’t solve the Black Knights’ zone in a 60-48 loss at Alumni Hall on Satur­day.

Af­ter shoot­ing 33 per­cent (19-57) from the field and com­mit­ting 16 turnovers in a de­feat in West Point on Jan. 16, the Mids im­proved on that per­cent­age by mak­ing 30 of 51 shots from the floor (39.2 per­cent), in­clud­ing 5 of 22 from 3-point range (22.7 per­cent), but the dif­fer­ence was that Army went to the free throw line 27 times and made 20, as com­pared to Navy’s six times, sink­ing three.

“We ob­vi­ously didn’t shoot well enough and didn’t al­ways have the best ball move­ment and tim­ing,” Pem­per said.

MOUNT ST. MARY’S 61, ROBERT MOR­RIS 51: Jatar­rikah Set­tle (St. Frances) scored 10 of her ca­reer-best 21 points in the fourth quar­ter and the host Mount (11-12, 5-7 North­east Con­fer­ence) handed the league-lead­ing Colo­nials (14-9, 11-1) its first league loss of the sea­son.

UMES 74, COP­PIN STATE 54: Ra’Jean Martin scored 16 points and Ciani By­rom had 15 points to lead the host Hawks (15-11, 11-2 Mid-East­ern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) over the Ea­gles (2-22, 2-10). Chance Gra­ham and Kaiya Cole­man (St. Vin­cent Pal­lotti) each scored 16 points for Cop­pin State.

LOY­OLA MARY­LAND 55, LAFAYETTE 52: Taleah Dixon (McDonogh) made two free throws with 1:11 for a 53-52 lead and the visit­ing Grey­hounds (4-20, 3-10 Pa­triot League) hung on to beat the Leop­ards (7-17, 2-11). De­laney Con­nolly scored a ca­reer-high 25 points for Loy­ola.

UMASS-LOW­ELL 62, UMBC 41: The host River Hawks (7-19, 3-10 Amer­ica East) opened with a 17-6 run and handed the Retriev­ers (8-17, 1-11 Amer­ica East) their fifth straight loss. Fresh­man Eryn Fisher had seven points for UMBC.

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UMBC 70, UMASS-LOW­ELL 66: KJ Jack­son posted 17 points and six re­bounds as the host Retriev­ers (17-10, 9-3 Amer­ica East) edged the River Hawks (14-13, 6-6). UMBC’s Joe Sher­burne made two free throws with 15 sec­onds left for the fi­nal mar­gin af­ter Alex Rivera made a steal and bas­ket with 1:05 to go to get UMass Low­ell within two.

TOW­SON 92, DREXEL 77: To­bias Howard scored a ca­reer-high 26 points as the host Tigers (10-17, 6-8 Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion) beat the Dragons (12-16, 6-9). Brian Fobbs added 25 points for Tow­son. Howard hit 8 of 10 free throws.

COP­PIN STATE 58, UMES 55: De­juan Clayton (17 points) made a 3-poin­ter with four sec­onds left to lift the visit­ing Ea­gles (6-21, 6-6 MEAC) over the Hawks (4-24, 2-11). Ryan Andino had a game-high 20 points for UMES.

WAG­NER 58, MOUNT ST. MARY’S 56: Romone Saun­ders (12 points) made the game-winnning layup with one sec­ond left as the Sea­hawks (13-12, 8-6) beat the Mount (7-20, 4-10).

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