Navy women roll to ti­tle in Navy Clas­sic

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La Salle was forced to reckon with a So­phie Gat­zounas wear­ing a hard-hat on her head and a ham­mer in hand, al­ready build­ing an im­pres­sive season in which she’s set new season highs — and as Sun­day showed — just as re­spectable num­bers.

Gat­zounas fol­lowed up Satur­day’s show­stop­ping per­for­mance with an­other dou­ble dou­ble Sun­day of 15 points and 10 re­bounds to boost the host Mid­ship­men to the crown in the Navy Clas­sic cham­pi­onship game, 61-46, over the Ex­plor­ers.

It was the third straight vic­tory for Navy (5-3), which has just three non­con­fer­ence games left be­fore open­ing Pa­triot League play in Jan­uary.

“This is huge for us. We feel re­ally good as a team right now, com­ing off three wins,” Gat­zounas said. “It gives us con­fi­dence go­ing for­ward. We’ve got Pa­triot League on the radar, but we’ve got some non-con­fer­ence games to take care of first.”

Ken­ne­saw State 59, UMBC 44: Alexis Poole led all scor­ers with 21 points and13 re­bounds and Amani John­son added 15 points to lead the Owls (5-3) over the Retriev­ers at the Navy Clas­sic.

Te’yJah Oliver led UMBC (2-6) with 18 points, while Ja­nee’a Sum­mers posted her se­cond dou­ble-dou­ble of the season with 13 points and 12 re­bounds.

Ge­orge Washington 54, Cop­pin State 35: Kayla Mok­wuah scored 10 points to help the host Colo­nials (4-3) over the Ea­gles (0-7).

Mar­ley Gren­way and Ja­lynda Sal­ley each scored nine points for Cop­pin, which shot 28.9% from the field and was held to un­der 40 points for the se­cond time this season.

Michi­gan 80, Mor­ganS­tate48: Akien­reh John­son and Michelle Si­dor each scored 16 points to lift the host Wolver­ines (6-1) over the Bears (3-5).

Dah­nye Redd scored 16 points and Chelsea Mitchell added 10 points and five re­bounds for Mor­gan, which shot 32.7% from the field. Michi­gan shot 55.8% over­all and 45.5% (5-for-11) from 3-point range.

Men

Loy­ola Mary­land 77, Bing­ham­ton 65: An­drew Kostecka fin­ished with 17 points, seven re­bounds and three steals and the Grey­hounds dom­i­nated the first half and breezed to a vic­tory over the Bearcats.

Kostecka made just four of 13 shots from the field for Loy­ola (4-4), but he went 7-for-8 at the free-throw line. KaVaughn Scott fin­ished with 14 points and six boards. Golden Dike came off the bench to score 12 on 5-of-7 shoot­ing, while Came Spencer pitched in with 11 points and five as­sists.

Ford­ham 66, UMES45: Chuba Ohams tal­lied 18 points and11re­bounds to lift the host Rams to a 66-45 win over the Hawks.

Jalen Cobb had nine points and six re­bounds for Ford­ham (5-2), .

Tow­son at Cor­nell: The Big Red can­celed its home game Sun­day be­cause of in­clement weather. It has not been de­ter­mined if the game will be made up.

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