Daily Press (Sunday)

Bridgewate­r knocks off Va. Wesleyan

Eagles deal Marlins their third ODAC loss

- Staff, wire reports

Bridgewate­r came to Virginia Wesleyan and upended the 20th-ranked Marlins 75-56 Saturday afternoon.

Aaron Oates and Alec Topper scored 19 points each for the Eagles (11-5, 4-3 Old Dominion Athletic Conference). Topper had nine rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists for Bridgewate­r, which went ahead for good just after midway into the first half.

For VWU (14-3, 5-3), Miles Wallace scored 15 and Amarion Wilson 10. But the Marlins couldn’t overcome 32.8% fieldgoal shooting and 16 turnovers.

Christophe­r Newport 84, Rosemont 64:

Recently knocked out of the d3hoops.com top 25, the Captains (14-4) shot 53% from the field and breezed to a home victory against a squad from Pennsylvan­ia that fell to 2-12.

Norview High graduate Jahn Hines scored 20 points for the Captains, while his younger brother Collin had nine points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

Ty Henderson had 16 points and Toa Hollenbeck 12. Trey Barber added nine points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Henderson had eight assists, and Christian Wilson had seven assists, six rebounds and four points.

Apprentice 118, Central Internatio­nal 70:

The Builders (12-3), ranked No. 1 in U.S. Collegiate Athletic Associatio­n Division I, romped at home against the Cardinals from Chester in the MLK Classic.

Adrion Wall scored 28 points for Apprentice, while Karree Smith and Donovan Means had 15 apiece. Eleven Builders scored.

Appalachia­n State 59, James Madison 55:

After squanderin­g a 16-point lead, the Mountainee­rs (13-4, 4-1) turned back the Dukes (15-2, 3-2) in a Sun Belt showdown in Harrisonbu­rg.

Myles Tate came off the bench to record 15 points and four steals for the Mountainee­rs, who went ahead to stay at 55-53 when Tre’Von Spillers scored on a follow at the 1:47 mark.

App State committed 23 turnovers, but it outrebound­ed JMU 42-30 as its size inside harassed JMU into 35.9% shooting (23 of 64).

Terrence Edwards Jr. led JMU with 19 points, and Jamestown High alum Xavier Brown had 10 points and five steals.

VCU 71, La Salle 65: Sean Bairstow’s 14 points and 12 assists helped the Rams (10-7, 2-2 Atlantic 10) outlast the Explorers (10-7, 1-3) in Philadelph­ia. VCU’s Kuany Kuany shot 5 for 6, including 3 for 3 from beyond the arc, while adding 14 points in a game that was tied with about two minutes remaining.

Max Shulga had 13 points for VCU.

Winthrop 92, Radford 88, 3 OTs:

Kelton Talford scored 12 of his 27 points in the extra periods in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Talford scored five points in the second overtime and seven in the third for the Eagles (13-6, 4-0 Big South) as they outlasted the Highlander­s (11-7, 1-2).

Former Oscar Smith High guard Kenyon Giles’ jumper gave Radford its last lead, 86-84, with 3:08 left. Talford then scored the next six points and later added a free throw as the Eagles ended on an 8-2 surge.

Chandler Turner scored 33 points and Giles 20 for Radford.

UNC Asheville 65, Longwood 61:

Trent Stephney had 15 points and five assists for the Bulldogs (11-8, 3-1 Big South) as they beat the visiting Lancers (13-6, 1-3). Josh Banks added 13 points and Drew Pember 12 for UNCA.

Szymon Zapala finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Lancers (13-6, 1-3). Longwood also got 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals from Walyn Napper, as well as 13 points from LandstownH­igh graduate Michael Christmas.

Lafayette 78, Navy 62: Justin Vander Baan’s 19 points, five rebounds and six blocks led the first-place Leopards (5-12, 4-0 Patriot League) in Easton, Pennsylvan­ia.

American 79, Army 60: The Eagles (9-8, 3-1 Patriot League) won in Washington behind Colin Smalls’ 16 points.

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